#IAW2021 Webinar Programme

As with last year’s IAW2020, ICA is once again offering for International Archives Week 2021 #IAW2021 a full programme of webinars where professionals and experts from the archival and record management sector will share their views on #EmpoweringArchives and the three pillars that have guided the conversation in our 2021 social media campaign:  

Accountability and Transparency   

Collaboration and Networking   

Diversity and Inclusivity  

The IAW2021 webinars are scheduled between June 7th and June 11th. This year, the programme of webinars will open the discussion on topics ranging from the role of archives in ensuring accountability and transparency, how digitisation affects whose stories we tell, how networking and collaboration can strengthen the work of archivists and archival organisations, and how we can better approach Artificial Intelligence in our archival practice.  

For IAW2021, we have organised two special webinars for celebrating the International Archives Day on June 9th: Building Digital Bridges: Digitisation for Collaboration and Networking, a webinar co-hosted with UNESCO, which will focus on the digitisation of UNESCO Constitution documents for UNESCO’s 75th anniversary; and What I wish I knew about digital preservation: Collaboration and Networking Edition, co-hosted with the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), which will be centred around discussing experiences and the importance of collaboration and networking in achieving digital preservation goals.  

These webinars will be hosted in English, French and Spanish, with the support and cooperation of the following ICA groups and institutional partners: Association of Latin American Archivists (ALA), UNESCO, DPC, the ICA Section on Archives and Human Rights, the Active New Professionals, among others.