Society of California Archivists

Past Annual General Meetings and Conferences

Since our first AGM in 1972, we've been all over the state, and beyond!

For more info on past AGMs, see our Handbook's Part 5: History.

2016 April 7-9 Santa Rosa, California, Hyatt Vineyard Creek,

Conference Program (PDF)
2015 August 27-28  Sacramento, California, California State Archives & California State Library, Gold Country Archivists Workshop and Mini-Conference

Mini-conference Program (PDF)
 2015 August 27-28  San Diego, California, San Diego Air and Space Museum, The Future is Now: Digital Initiatives in the Archives Workshop and Mini-Conference

Mini-conference Program (Microsoft Word Document)

Available Presentations
(Note: copyright belongs to the presenters. This list will be updated as needed)

Session 1 - Capturing Community and Cultural Content
Session 2 - Teaching with Primary Sources in a Digital Environment
Session 3 - Technology and the Archives

Session 4 - Search, Map, Engage! How Digital Initiatives at USC are Transforming the Use and Reach of Our Materials
Session 5 - Digital in a Flash: Lightning Talks on Digitizing, Describing, Accessing, and Utilizing Digital Resources
2015 May 27-30   Denver, Colorado, Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center
(with Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists, Northwest Archivists, and Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists)

2015 Western Roundup Program (PDF)
2014 May 8-10  Palm Springs, Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

2014 Printed Program (PDF)

Available Presentations
(Note: copyright belongs to the presenters)

Session 1 - The Access Tightrope: Balancing Access with Privacy
Session 2 - Unleashing the Waters: Diversifying Access to Digital Resources on the Los Angeles Aqueduct
Session 4 - Technology and Archives – Exchange Forum - Programmer & Archivist Collaboration
Session 7 - Lightning Talks
Session 8 - What the Hell Is It and What Do I Do With It?: Cataloging Challenging Collections
Session 9 - Tech, Teens, and Archival Outreach
Session 12 - Rediscovering Alta California: Increasing Access to 18th and 19th Century Religious and Secular Collections
Session 13 - Minimizing is Maximizing: Integrating the UC Guidelines with Accessioning and Processing Workflows
2013  April 11-13   Berkeley, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina

2013 Printed Program (PDF)

Available presentations 
(Note: copyright belongs to the presenters.)
(Pre-AGM workshop presentations can be found on the Past Workshops page.)
Session 1 - Teaching Old Stuff New Tricks: Use of Primary Sources in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Computing
Session 2 - World Wide Web Overload: Archiving a Messy Web
Session 4 - Primary Source Research in the Digital Realm
Session 5 - A Marriage of Convenience: Partnering for Digital Access
Session 6 - The California Audiovisual Preservation Project: Discovering the State’s Rich Audiovisual Heritage
Session 7 - Who, What, Where: Gathering and Interpreting User Data
Session 9 - Voyages of Discovery: Processing, Reference, and Outreach for Scientific Records
Session 10 - Working Notes as an Archival Challenge
Session 11 - A Win-Win-Win Situation: Working with Communities and New Technologies to Preserve Local History
Session 12 - Moving Backlogs to the Forefront: Revamping Archival Processing Across the UC Libraries
Session 13 - Software Tools for Digital Collections Management
Session 15 - From VHS to ProRes files: Getting a Handle on Audiovisual Collections
(Presenters: Reminder to submit your presentations to
2012  April 26-28   Ventura, Crown Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel

2012 Printed Program (PDF)

Available presentations 
(Note: copyright belongs to the presenters.)
Session 1 - Changing Moving Image Access: Presenting Video Artworks in an Online Environment
Session 2 - Archivists That Are Doin' It for Themselves: Southern California Edition
Session 4 - New Technologies and Archives: Exchange Forum 2012
Session 6 - Changing Moving Image Access: Presenting Video Artworks in an Online Environment
Session 7 - Lightning Talks
Session 9 - Digital Curation: Two Paths
Session 10 - What is this and what am I supposed to do with it?  Appraising Scientific Records
Session 14 - Online Archive of California (OAC) contributor meeting
Session 15 - Accessioning Digital Files: Tales from the Trenches
2011  April 27-30   San José, The Sainte Claire Hotel
2011 Printed Program (PDF)
2010  April 28-May 1   Renaissance Seattle Hotel
(with Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists, Northwest Archivists, and Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists)
2009  May 7-9   Riverside, Marriott Riverside
2009 Printed Program (PDF)
2008  May 1-3   Monterey, Beach Resort Monterey
2008 Printed Program (PDF)
2007  May 17-19   Long Beach, Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
2007 Printed Program (PDF)
2006  April 27-29   San Francisco, Stanford Court Hotel
2006 Printed Program (PDF)
2005 April 14-16 Las Vegas, NV, Alexis Resort and Villas
(with Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists, Northwest Archivists, and Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists)
2004  April 22-24   Costa Mesa, Hilton Costa Mesa
2003  April 9-12   Sacramento, Capital Plaza Holiday Inn
(with Northwest Archivists and Northwest Oral History Association)
2003 Printed Program (PDF)
2002  April 18-20   San Diego, Mission Valley Marriott
2001  April 26-28   Santa Rosa, Flamingo Resort Hotel
2001 Printed Program (PDF)
2000  April 13-15   Ontario, Airport Marriott
1999  April 29-May 1   San Francisco, Sheraton at Fisherman’s Wharf
1998  April 3-May 2   Pasadena, Hilton Hotel
1997  May 1-May 3   Sacramento
1996  April 24-27   Riverside, Mission Inn
1995  April 27-29   Oakland, Waterfront Plaza Hotel, Jack London Square
1994  April 27-30   Santa Barbara
1993  April 28-May 1   San Jose
1992  April 29-May 3   Pasadena
1991  May 15-19   Concord
1990  April 25-29   San Diego
1989  May 17-20   Napa
1988  May 11-15   Anaheim
1987  June 11-14   Monterey, Asilomar
1986  May 29-June 1   Claremont
1985  May 31-June 2   Reno, Nevada
1984  June 3-5   Long Beach
1983  June 2-4   Stockton
1982  April 29-May 1   San Diego
1981  April 30-May 2   Sacramento (first concurrent Sessions)
1980  April 24-26   Los Angeles
1979  April 27-28   Los Gatos
1978  April 7-8   Redlands
1977  April 15-16   Millbrae (first workshop format)
1976  April 2-3   San Diego
1975  April 4-5   Berkeley
1974  April 5-6   Pasadena
1973  March 24-25   Sacramento
1972  March 24-25   Los Angeles, UCLA Reiber Hall

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