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.

2017 April 27-29 Pasadena, California, Westin Hotel

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)

Conference Information
 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)

Conference Information

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)

Conference Information
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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