The Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) invites you to take part in our national conference. After having to postpone our 2020 conference, we are anticipating a highly collaborative and engaging event for 2021 with our first hybrid conference, Archives Amplified offering in-person + virtual attendance options. All keynotes and sessions will be live-streamed and available on video on demand for conference delegates. Archivists are keen to reconnect with their colleagues from far and wide and learn from our full program of invited speakers, workshops, lightning talks and tours on a range of topics dealing with the themes of Connect; Challenge; Reimagine. There will be numerous opportunities for interaction between delegates and sponsors.
The opportunities to partner with us at our Conference and reach in-person plus virtual delegates are varied, for further information please refer to our prospectus. If you are interested please contact us via the 2021 conference sponsorship form.
About the Conference
This conference will provide a platform for finding creative solutions to new and shared challenges. A broad range of topics will be explored, focused on the central theme of ‘amplify’.
Definition of amplify (am-pli-fy)
- to expand by the use of detail, illustration or closer analysis; to expand one’s remarks or ideas;
- to enlarge upon or add context (to a story or statement)
- to grow in size or effect;
- to increase the strength or amount of, especially: to make louder
How do we ‘amplify’ archives in a disrupted world? In an environment where change is the only constant, challenges such as the global pandemic are making us rethink, reimagine, redefine and redesign established approaches. Join us online or in-person at South Bank, the cultural hub of Brisbane, as Archives Amplified 2021 explores the ever-expanding and changing boundaries of archives and the archival profession.
The conference features over 40 speakers and its opening keynote address will be given by award-winning author and journalist Matthew Condon who has used extensive archival resources in his trilogy of books tracing the history of systemic corruption in Queensland. We are also very pleased that Lesley Williams will deliver the annual Loris Williams Memorial Lecture on the use of archives in tracking Aboriginal stolen wages, and Commissioner Bob Atkinson AO APM will discuss his current work on the National Redress Scheme.