Joint ASA and ARANZ National Conference
The 29th National Conference was held in conjunction with the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) in Christchurch from Tuesday 30 September to Friday 3 October 2014.
The program and other details below allow you to explore what was an engaging, revitalising and challenging program of events - from the various Special Interest Group meetings, to the various sessions, to the final workshops.
The conference theme, Connecting: Past, Present and Future, took its cue from the built environment of Christchurch - a city renegotiating its relationship with its past, creatively engaging with its present landscape, and in the process of reinventing its future after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The theme also acknowledged that the continued success and relevance of our profession requires us to renegotiate and reinvent our relationships in a changing profession; to make connections across professional and sector boundaries; to connect with the range of communities and users who need and use the records for which we are responsible and whose activities require documentation; and to connect with those who require our skills to support government and organisational commitments to good governance.
The program celebrated our belief that it is a great time to be an archivist or records manager and this joint conference provided an exciting opportunity for archivists and records managers from across Australasia to connect with each other and share our challenges and solutions.