ICA Virtual Conference - Keynote Speakers #ICAEKS2021

In just less than a month, we will host our first virtual conference, Empowering Knowledge Societies, scheduled for October 25-28, 2021. This digital event is an opportunity for professionals from all over the world to share innovative ideas, projects, and research to explore and expand the critical role played by the international archives and information professions in 21st century knowledge societies.  

For those of you who have already registered, it is time to plan your conference schedule. We want you to make the best of your time at the conference and the wide choice of live and pre-recorded sessions available.  

To help you to do that, we are pleased to share some further information on our not-to-be-missed Keynote Speaker sessions: Elizabeth Denham and John Sheridan.  

Elizabeth Denham (Day 1 – October 25) 

Elizabeth Denham CBE, the UK Information Commissioner and chair of the International Conference of Information Commissioners 2019-2021, will discusses how records of our times and the global information rights community have never been more important. In this keynote speech, Ms Denham will discuss the role of access to information, the value of ‘everyday FOI’ in democracy, and how the pace of digital development makes recordkeeping more valuable than ever. 

John Sheridan (Day 4 – October 28) 

John Sheridan is the Digital Director at The National Archives in the UK, where he is responsible for its work as a digital archive and its various digital services. In his talk, titled “Elements of archiving - where does the archivist stand in the coming post-digital age?”, Sheridan will reflect on the impact that technological innovation has brought to the archival field and will share some thoughts about the future of archivists and archives.  

Haven’t registered yet? 

We are offering reduced fees for ICA members. Follow this link to access the Conference website and register! 

Looking for more information?  

Contact us via email at ica@ica.org