Call For Proposals and Papers ICA Congress Abu Dhabi – Two Weeks Left!

Two weeks remain to submit your paper or proposal for the next ICA Congress hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 9 to 13 October 2023. 

The ICA Abu Dhabi Congress 2023 will focus on Enriching Knowledge Societies. According to Josée Kirps, President of ICA, “this recognises the transformational power of access to reliable information in our modern world. It highlights the significant role played by archives in preserving and enabling access to government and institution records and the multimedia documents embodying our societies.” Considering this, what is your view on the role played by the archival and records management sector? 

To further expand the conversation on this topic, proposals for papers can focus on one of the following sub-themes (full description here): 

  • Peace and Tolerance 
  • Emerging Technologies: Electronic Records, Electronic Solutions 
  • Sustainable Knowledge, Sustainable Planet: Archives, Records and Climate Change    
  • Trust and Evidence   
  • Access and Memories   

Proposals may fall into any of the following six categories: (1) Paper Presentation; (2) Co-Lab Session; (3) Lightning Talks; (4) Panel Discussion; (5) Workshop and (6) Poster. The ICA Congress Programme Committee may accept a proposal and redirect it to a different category.  


The Programme Committee will only consider submissions received via ConfTool. Instructions on how to submit your paper or proposal are described in the submission platform

For more information on Call For Proposals and Papers, please consult this page.    

Any questions related to the sub-themes or the types of sessions? Please send an email to

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