Early bird registration ends tomorrow so reserve your place at the ACA@UBC Seminar and Symposium now! Until January 15: professionals pay only $35 to attend all events; students pay $10 (this includes lunch at the Symposium). Professionals who sign up on January 16 or later pay $45, while students continue to pay $10. Click here to register now!

Our 8th annual Seminar and Symposium, held on February 10-12, 2016 at the University of British Columbia. The theme of this year’s event is “Preserving Liquid Communication,” with a focus on the preservation of informal communications generated in cloud environments through the use of social media. Speakers will discuss these matters informally with attending professionals, students, and professors at the Seminar on February 10 and 11 (10:00am-4:00pm). The Symposium, featuring formal presentations from speakers, will be held on February 12 (9:00am-5:00pm).

8 experts who will participate in the Seminar and give the following presentations at the Symposium:

  • Amelia Acker, University of Pittsburgh: “Mobile Records, Social Media, and Recent Trends in Records Destruction”
  • Greg Bak, University of Manitoba: Constructing Ephemerality: The Bitstream and the Cloud
  • Babak Hamidzadeh, University of Maryland: “What Can and Should Be Preserved in Social Media Communications and How”
  • Peter Meiszner and Houston White, UBC Public Affairs Office: Digital and Social Media at UBC Public Affairs
  • Staff from Library and Archives Canada: “Web Archiving and the National Archival Collection: Capturing the Everyday Record”
  • Erin O’Meara, Gates Archive: “No More Waiting for Godot: Archival Practice in the Age of Social Media and Hosted Platforms”
  • Kate Theimer, ArchivesNext.com: “Gaps in the Past and Gaps in the Future: Archival Silences and Social Media”

Click here to register now!