Previous Annual Meetings
History of SIA Annual Meetings
When the Society of Indiana Archivists held its first meetings in the early 1970s, those gatherings marked the first occasion when many archivists and curators were able to actually meet their peers. Unlike national and regional gatherings, SIA meetings were, and are, affordable and accessible. SIA annual meetings come close to be the town halls of the professional--places where personal familiarity and shared concerns are of paramount importance.
In the decades since its founding in 1972, SIA's annual meetings remain its core activity, and despite email, listservs, and the communication revolution, the face-to-face encounters at SIA's spring annual meetings and fall workshop epitomize the purpose and personality of the organization. SIA conducts membership meetings in order to provide educational opportunities for the membership and a venue for networking and social exchanges.