The 1st ASA Symposium was held in Sydney on 20 October 2011. The Symposium theme was Archiving the Iconic. A series of intriguing, inspiring and entertaining archivist and non-archivist speakers offered perspectives on working with cultural icons, community memory, meaning and pluralisation. The day comprised three plenary sessions: iconic spaces, iconic people and iconic events. Topics explored include autobiographical spaces, sites of witness, public secrets, whistleblowers, social media and produsage…and much more. Within Sydney's iconic Luna Park and on the shores of Sydney Harbour, the 2011 Symposium was an opportunity to learn, share, debate and network.