Call For Proposals and Papers ICA Congress Abu Dhabi – The deadline is getting closer!

You still have 1 month to submit your proposal or paper for the ICA Congress which will be hosted in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) from 9 to 13 October 2023

The ICA Abu Dhabi Congress, Enriching Knowledge Societies, will be an opportunity for the global archives profession to share innovative ideas and research and for colleagues from allied and other professions to join the discussion at this important event. We encourage the records and archives community to submit your proposals, but we also encourage you to reach out to librarians, museum professionals, data managers, journalists, and civil society to be part of this conversation.  

The Programme Committee especially encourages proposals from new professionals, students, and first-time presenters. 

The 21st century information challenges do not simply belong to archives and records professionals; they belong to everyone. Let’s share ideas across professions and build networks to enrich our knowledge societies!   


Papers may be submitted in French, English, Arabic or Spanish.   

The Programme Committee will only consider submissions received via ConfTool. Instructions on how to submit are contained in the submission platform

Need more information? 

All of the information about the Call For Proposals and Papers can be found here 

If there are any questions related to the sub-themes or the types of sessions, please send us an email at

Key Dates 

  • Deadline Submissions: 16 February 2023 
  • Notification of Acceptance: End of April 2023 
  • ICA Governance Meetings: 7, 8 and 10 October 2023 
  • ICA Conference: 9 – 13 October 2023