2016 Conference

Join us in the heritage city of Parramatta, the geographical centre of Sydney, to explore the themes of collaboration, sustainability, accountability and transformation. Forging links: people, systems, archives will look at how technology is changing our work and how we relate to users, to records and content.

How are we as a profession evolving as the digital archivist takes shape as a role and an identity? How sustainable are the systems and collections we create? We will explore whether open government entails more or less accountability. There will be discussions on how we continue to innovate and transform what we do to better meet the needs of all stakeholders. Join us for four days of conversation, demonstrations and development. It promises to be engaging, stimulating and a great opportunity to share ideas and projects.

Key Dates

16 May 2016: Registrations open

19 August 2016: Call for Discussion Space proposals closes

7 October 2016: Registrations close.

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Parramatta, NSW

Parramatta is home to Burramattagal clan of the Darug people and is Australia’s second oldest city, founded in 1788. It is located 23km (14miles) from the centre of Sydney and is well connected to Sydney Airport and the city by major arterial routes and express trains. Stay in Parramatta or Sydney and surrounding suburbs.

The Welcome Reception will be at the historic Old Government House on Tuesday 18 October 2016. The original construction of the site dates from 1799, and the building and domains are listed as one of 11 Australian Convict Sites given World Heritage status.

The two-day main conference proceedings on Wednesday and Thursday 19-20 October 2016 will be at the Parkroyal Parramatta, right in the heart of ‘Eat Street’ as the precinct around the Lennox Bridge and Church Street is known. The hotel is close to public transport options.

Have a look a these videos showing Parramatta then: History was made in Parramatta (National Film and Sound Archives) and now: Parramatta - the Heart of Western Sydney (Parramatta City Council).

On behalf of the 2016 Conference Organising Committee, we invite you to come to Parramatta for the 2016 ASA National Conference!

Julia Mant and Jenny Pearce

‚Äč2016 Conference Co-Convenors.

Principal Sponsor

The ASA would like to thank Ancestry.com for supporting our conference.

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The ASA is very appreciative of all our Sponsors who enable us to bring you
a wonderful program at a very reasonable price.