JOIN US FOR DC 2006!
July 30-August 5, 2006
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
We hope that you’ll join us for DC 2006– our organizations’ first-ever joint annual meeting and our profession’s
most important meeting this year!
If you’ve attended professional conferences before, you know the excitement
that comes from hearing
about innovative approaches to archives and records activities, from exploring
new ideas, and from
meeting colleagues and renewing friendships. At DC 2006, you’ll take
that experience to a new level
as we combine the knowledge, wisdom, and interests of our members into a CAPITAL
If you’ve never attended an annual meeting of NAGARA, CoSA, or SAA – or
haven’t joined us in recent
years – you’ll find a broad array of opportunities to learn, to
explore, to collaborate, and to celebrate
the world of archives and records.
Our dynamic Program Committee has created
an education package that both emphasizes our common
interests and presents topics that represent our unique concerns. You’ll
have the chance to
reflect on the many ways in which we might collaborate, while at the same time
advancing your own
knowledge and skills.
To bring us all together at the start of each day, we’ve planned
plenary sessions that address hot topics in our profession:
- Public Awareness and Advocacy:
What can we do to make sure
that our professional issues are heard by policymakers and the
public? On Thursday, CoSA President David Carmicheal
will convene this session (with a very special
guest) to discuss the hard work of advocacy.
On Friday, SAA President Richard Pearce-Moses
will present the Society’s 70th Presidential
Address on this critically important “radar
- Disaster Preparedness and Recovery:
And on Saturday, NAGARA
President Tim Slavin will discuss lessons learned from the 2005 hurricanes
with Archivist of the United States Allen
Weinstein and an individual who is leading recovery
efforts at the local level.
Plus, DC 2006 offers:
- Our first-ever Great Ideas! InfoExpo, an informal
way to view colleagues’ work in Diversity
Initiatives, Archives Week/Month, and Disaster
Planning and Recovery.
- The Capital Idea! Technology Expo, your best
opportunity all year to learn about new products
and services from our “capital” industry partners.
Special-interest group meetings that put you
in touch with colleagues who understand
your daily challenges.
- Group tours, repository open houses, and “ on-your-own explorations
and adventures”– thanks to the hard work of our
enthusiastic Host Committee.
- Networking opportunities galore, including
receptions at the National Archives Public Vaults
and the National Museum of American History.
- “Incubator sessions,” the
annual membership meetings, the Career Center, the Bookstore,
and so much more….