Host a Course

The next call for education hosts will open in September 2017!

Host benefits:

  • Timely education delivered by experienced faculty and practicing archivists
  • Cost-savings—eliminate travel expenses and receive discounted registration for your employees
  • Convenience—SAA handles many pre- and post-event tasks
  • $25 discount off the nonmember registration rate to staff members of the hosting institution

SAA provides:

  • Scheduling an SAA instructor and covering honorarium and travel-related expenses
  • Processing registrations and exams
  • Providing instructional materials, including handouts and readings, name tags, and Continuing Education Certificates for registered attendees
  • Marketing through our mailing lists, in In the Loop, in our monthly Education eNews and via SAA's social media accounts

Host provides*:

  • Meeting/classroom space
  • A/V equipment as needed**
  • Beverages (e.g., water, tea, and coffee) for breaks
  • Marketing of the course to their contacts, mailing lists, and professional networks

*Hosts receive one complimentary course registration if the above is provided at no cost to SAA.

Aspects of the Hosting Experience That Previous Hosts Found Most Valuable:

  • "Cost effectiveness"
  • "SAA handling most of the logistics"
  • "Our own members can attend at a time and place that is convenient because many of them also attend our conference."
  • "Registration, packets, and certificates were handled by SAA. One less step for our organization."
  • "As the Education chair, I appreciate that SAA handles the travel/lodging/registration logistics."
  • "Raising education level locally"

** Each course has different A/V requirements; see the specific course listing in the Course Catalog for more information. 

To express interest in hosting or for other questions regarding SAA's educational programs, contact us at education[at]