Annual Meetings

2015 Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Where: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

We invite you to share your archives knowledge and experience at the upcoming SIA Annual Meeting, to be held in West Lafayette at Purdue University on Saturday, April 11, 2015!

Sessions last approximately 50 minutes. They may be presented by individual speakers, co-speakers, or panels. Sessions can be on any aspect of archival work but speakers should share both successes *and* issues so that attendees can benefit from lessons learned. Sessions should be informative, inspiring, create discussion, focus on the practical applications of the topic, and maybe even fun!

We are going theme-free this year and encourage you to be creative. Your session ideas may be lecture-based, hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions, or other formats! Speakers need not be SIA members and students are encouraged to submit!

Submit proposals to Dina Kellams, SIA Vice President at Include a session title, brief description of the proposed session, and name and contact information of all speakers. Proposal deadline is December 23, 2014.

Previous Annual Meetings


Annual Meeting, 2014

Annual Meeting Minutes, 2014


Midwest Archives Conference/Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Minutes, 2013


Outreach in the Archives

Annual Meeting Minutes, 2012


Back to the Basics II: A Return to the Basics Program

Annual Meeting Minutes, 2011


2010 Annual Meeting

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.