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.

Conference information & materials:

  • A printable PDF program with welcome message for delegates together with session and social activities information is now available.  
  • An online program which includes more detailed information about the speakers and presentations is available using the Program link at the right of the page. 
  • 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.   


Conference Submissions:

Calls for submissions for the 2017 ACA annual conference in Ottawa will begin shortly after the close 2016 conference in Montreal.

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 previous ACA conferences, click on the link to Past Conferences in the right side menu.