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DEADLINE: NEA Spring 2017 Meeting Call for Proposals

2016-11-15 9:54 AM | Michelle Romero

FINAL DAY: Deadline for session proposals for the New England Archivists' Spring 2017 Meeting is today, November 15, 2016. This year’s conference, March 22-25, 2017, in Hyannis, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, will focus on collaboration in a changed environment. Consider submitting a session proposal to help shape the discourse of the profession's current ideas and practices.

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 15, 2016). 

HOTEL AND CONFERENCE SPACE: The Spring 2017 Meeting will in Hyannis, MA at the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center. In addition to the NEA meeting, there will be many opportunities for meeting attendees and their families to enjoy the Conference Center's resort amenities. For more information about NEA meetings rates, see the NEA website

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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