The New England Archivists' Fall 2013 Symposium will focus on innovative thinking in the field of archives. The goal of this event is to inspire and challenge attendees, push the boundaries of current archival thought, and provide a forum for present and future dialog by illustrating ideas and "what-if" scenarios that have yet to be explored by archivists in the New England region. The symposium will feature tours of local repositories; a plenary talk by Jeffrey Schnapp, noted thinker in the realm of digital humanities; rounds of short presentations; and a robust moderated discussion of topics and ideas presented. We hope you will join us for this spirited event!
New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium: Giving Color to Ideas
Location: Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Symposium Focus: Big Ideas in the Archival Profession
The New England Archivists Fall 2013 Program Committee calls for presentation proposals for the Fall 2013 symposium. This symposium inaugurates a two-year trial period during which NEA will host half-day gatherings in the fall and three-day conferences in the spring.
In keeping with the symposium's focus on innovative thinking in our field, the program committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal illustrating a new, innovative idea, or a "what if" scenario. We encourage topics that impact the profession as a whole, subjects that inspire you, or ideas that have yet to be explored by archivists in the New England region. This is your chance to push the boundaries of current archival thought, challenge your colleagues to think in new ways, and start a dialogue around your idea.
Presentations will be grouped together, followed by a moderated discussion between presenters and attendees. Presentations must be no longer than seven minutes and must be in one of the following formats:
PechaKucha - A presentation during which a 20-slide PowerPoint presentation advances automatically at the rate of 20 seconds per slide.
TED talk- A short presentation that may or may not include a visual element.
Submissions should include the following elements: