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FINAL CALL: NEA Spring 2017 Meeting Call for Proposals

2016-11-01 8:49 AM | Michelle Romero

FINAL CALL: If you were thinking that presenting at a New England Archivists Spring Meeting is a good way to network, advance your professional career, and help educate your colleagues -- then you are correct! NEA invites submissions of session proposals for the Spring 2017 Meeting to be held March 22 - 25, 2017, in Hyannis, Massachusetts. This year’s conference theme is Changing Tides, with a focus on collaboration in a changed environment. Deadline for proposals is TODAY, Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Want to discuss the results of a pilot study or program? Have you road-tested an assessment or practice that breaks with tradition in some way? Has your institution collaborated with “non-scholarly” users for a novel or even a disruptive (i.e., innovative) project? We’d love to hear from you. We're also interested in session proposals from first-time presenters and those new to the archives profession.

The NEA Spring 2017 Program Committee invites proposals on all topics but is especially interested in the following:
-- collaboration with new or unique user groups
-- trained archivists working in "non-archivist" roles
– Archivists who have seen the profession grow and change – in what ways?
-- Cape Cod history and culture
-- cross-disciplinary projects
-- projects or initiatives with direct, collaborative involvement from archives users
-- digital humanities
-- digital curation and digital forensics

NEW RESOURCE: In order to facilitate collaboration, the NEA Spring 2017 Program Committee has created an online space for interested speakers to develop session proposals together. Use this space to connect with your colleagues about potential session topics and formats. (Please note: this collaborative space will be accessible until the deadline for proposals on November 1, 2016).

For more information about potential session types and how to submit a proposal -- see the Spring 2017 Meeting Session Proposal Form. Questions? Contact program chair, Krista Ferrante at or co-chair Erica Boudreau at

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