Brussels Annual Conference: Call for papers

Annual Conference Brussels, 23-24 November 2013

“Accountability, Transparency and Access to Information”

It is time for the International Council on Archives to hold a high quality conference on records and information management issues. Current trends such as the Open Government Partnership and the Open Data movement, combined with the on-going challenges and opportunities offered by modern technology mean that all areas of government and society, whether they know it or not, are considering recordkeeping issues. ICA’s first ever Annual Conference, “Accountability, Transparency and Access to Information” aims to tackle these issues from the bottom up and the top down, from practical solution-based case-studies, through international and collaborative case studies to high level government and international initiatives. 

The programme themes include:

  1. Citizens engaging with government, archives and history
    2. Records providing evidence of rights
    3. Legal issues:
    4. Role/contribution of archivists and records managers in/to accountability, transparency and access to information:
    5. Initiatives:
    6. Delivering access
    7. Records Management

The 2013 Programme Committee is looking for relevant papers from good speakers who can provoke the ICA community and its wider stakeholders to reflect on and debate these very real challenges.


For all information, please see the attached documents:

  • Call for paper open until the 8th of March
  • Abstract submission notes  
  • Abstract submission form

You can also use the on-line submission software at:
If you do, you will need to fill out the short form and upload it into the system.