Annual Conference 2017

Mexico, 27 to 29 November 2017

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The ALA-ICA annual Conference 2017 takes place in Mexico City, Mexico, under the title “Archives, Citizenship and Interculturalism”.

Governance meetings : 25-26 November 2017

Annual Conference : 27-29 November 2017


The themes agreed between ICA Programme Commission and the Latinamerican Archives Association (ALA) will include :

  • Interculturalism and native Cultures
  • Human Rights
  • Illicit Trafficking of Documentary Heritage
  • Archives and Artistic Creation
  • Archives and Academic Projects
  • Archives, Accountability, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection
  • Archives, Environment and Natural Disasters
  • Regional Cooperation
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Information Systems and Digital Preservation
  • Big Data
  • Information Governance

The ICA Programme Commission is working with the Latinamerican Archives Association (ALA) to refine the themes and identify suitable speakers from both ALA and around the world.

There will not be a call for papers for the Annual Conference this year in Mexico City. As reported in Flash 33 (January 2017), PCOM’s role in the development of the academic programme for the combined ICA and ALA Conference in November is to advise the Mexican hosts and suggest speakers as appropriate. PCOM rol will not be to manage nor assess proposals from the archivist community. Expert groups, sections and branches were all invited to propose sessions and these will be incorporated into the programme.

Annual Conference 2017 ALA ICA Mexico Postcard

ALA-ICA annual Conference, November 2017, Archives, Citizenship and Interculturalism", postcard del Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico