Annual Conference

ACA 2016 : ‘Futur proche’:  Archives & Innovation

Montreal, Quebec,  2-4 June 2016

Archival records are the product of technologies. From paper to magnetic tape to ‘the cloud’; from quill and ink to typewriters to text messages, technological innovations influence the way people create, receive and store documents. The 2016 ACA Conference will examine the innovations that impact the creation, use, and preservation of archival records, past, present, and into the future.

By focusing on innovation, the conference will explore how archivists are responding to the needs and pressures of a technologically-driven society and how we are reacting to the demands of the “near future.” The conference will look at how archivists can contribute to a fast-paced forward-looking culture, where creators and users are employing innovative practices to create, preserve, and use archival documents in new and exciting ways. Sessions will examine how challenges can become opportunities when met with innovative theory and practice.

The Program and Host Teams are pleased to provide the Conference-at-a-Glance for ACA 2016 in Montreal.  An online program which includes more detailed information about the speakers and presentations will be available by Feb 1, 2016. Information about the social activities can be found on the Social page, while information about the hotel as well as fare discounts for air and rail are available on the Hotel & Travel page.   

The Call for Submissions and the Call for Workshops closed on October 2, 2015. The Call for Student Papers as well as a Call for Poster Submissions closed on  January 12, 2016.

Conference Submissions:

The Call for Student Papers is now closed.  The Call document is available in English or French.

The Call for Posters is now closed.  The Call document is available in English or French.

For tips and pointers on how to prepare proposals and a general overview of the conference program development process, click here

Plan to join us in historic Montreal for a thought-provoking and engaging Conference next June.


For information about ACA 2015: Perspectives on the Archival Horizon, held in Regina, Saskatchewan, June 11-13, 2015,  or previous ACA conferences, click on the link to Past Conferences in the right side menu.