ICA 2021 Virtual Conference

The Conference will take place Monday, 25  October, 2021 to Thursday, 28  October , 2021 and the theme will be Empowering Knowledge Societies which seeks to explore how the archival, records and data landscape in the 21st century is changing public expectations, how we do our work, what constitutes credible evidence and how we protect our holdings. The virtual conference will look at digital transformation including artificial intelligence, new descriptive practices, indigenous knowledge and archival traditions, sustainable information and much more! 

Our keynote speakers will be Elizabeth Denham CBE, outgoing UK Information Commissioner and John Sheridan, Digital Director, The National Archives (UK).  

There will also opportunities to exchange with colleagues on specific topics in our networking rooms or to meet one to one. 

Learn more about the programme.


Registration is now open! Fees are as follows:

Member RatesNon Member Rates
Member Standard Rate75,00 €Non Member- Standard130,00 €
Member Low Resource Countries50,00 €Non Member- Low Resource Countries80,00 €
Member- Student/Retired20,00 €Non Member- Student Retired45,00 €

If you wish to know whether your country qualifies as a low resource country please see the list provided as a PDF at the bottom of this page.

  • Any ICA member that wishes to attend the conference must be in good standing (meaning that you are up to date with your membership dues) and you will not be able to complete your registration and pay until the Secretariat has verified your membership status
  • We are working to ensure that pending registration will be authenticated within 12 hours of receipt on working days. If no answer has been received within 36 hours, please email ica@ica.org and provide your membership number. 


Payment can be made by credit card or by bank transfer. Please note that ICA will only be accepting the bank transfer option until Sunday, 10  October  2021 due to differing international bank transfer times. All transfer fees are to be paid by sender. 


Interpretation will be offered in French and English. 

More information? 

Any other questions can be sent to ica@ica.org