SNCA 2019 Conference Call for Proposals

Interdisciplinary Archives and
Interprofessional Collaboration


The Program Committee is now accepting proposals for the 2019 SNCA conference at the University of North Carolina Wilmington on March 13-15, 2019. Workshops will be held on Wednesday, March 13, with the conference held on Thursday and Friday, March 14-15. We are the Society of North Carolina Archivists, but we collaborate with a variety of other professionals -- such as librarians, museum curators, conservators, and professors -- to preserve history as "memory allies." Being a faithful ally also relates to digital record keeping and information literacy, particularly concerning issues of validity, reliability, and authenticity of websites and other electronic records.

 We invite panel and lightning round proposals, individually or as a group, and poster proposals:

  • Panel and lightning rounds proposals: Each speaker should provide a 150 word abstract of their proposed topic. Panel sessions consist of 3-4 speakers who will each have 15-20 minutes to present. Lightning rounds include more speakers with less time for each, usually 5-10 minutes. This format may be submitted by an individual speaker interested in joining a panel or lightning round.
  • Poster proposals: Please submit a 150 word abstract for your proposed topic. The Committee invites submissions that reflect the diverse experiences and perspectives of those active in the field.

Any individual involved in archives–including staff, volunteers, researchers, donors, academics, and allied professionals–should feel welcome to submit proposals. Students and new professionals are particularly encouraged to submit. Speakers are not required to be SNCA members. More details about the conference including location, lodging, and pre-conference workshops, will be shared when available.

A downloadable version of the form is available for your convenience in preparing your proposal. However, all proposals must be submitted via the online form.

Submission deadline is midnight Friday, November 30, 2018.