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Call for Presentation Proposals, New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium, October 26, 2013

New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium: Giving Color to Ideas

Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Symposium Focus: Big Ideas in the Archival Profession

The New England Archivists Fall 2013 Program Committee calls for presentation proposals for the Fall 2013 symposium. This symposium inaugurates a two-year trial period during which NEA will host half-day gatherings in the fall and three-day conferences in the spring.

In keeping with the symposium’s focus on innovative thinking in our field, the program committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal illustrating a new, innovative idea, or a “what if” scenario. We encourage topics that impact the profession as a whole, subjects that inspire you, or ideas that have yet to be explored by archivists in the New England region. This is your chance to push the boundaries of current archival thought, challenge your colleagues to think in new ways, and start a dialogue around your idea.

Presentations will be grouped together, followed by a moderated discussion between presenters and attendees. Presentations must be no longer than seven minutes and must be in one of the following formats:

Lightning talk – a concise presentation that may or may not include a simple visual element, such as a PowerPoint presentation with three to five slides. For more information, visit and

PechaKucha – a presentation during which a 20-slide PowerPoint presentation advances automatically at the rate of 20 seconds per slide. For more information, visit

TED talk – a short presentation that may or may not include a visual element. For more information, visit

Submissions should include the following elements:

1. working title of your presentation;

2. brief description of the topic;

3. name and contact information of the participant(s); and

4. presentation format.

Please submit your proposals by Friday, May 31, to Abigail Cramer and Amanda Strauss with the subject line NEA Fall 2013 Presentation Proposal ([email protected], [email protected]).