International Archives Week: 8-14 June 2020

International Archives Week 8-14 June 2020, Empowering Knowledge Societies

#IAW2020 | Campaign theme is « Empowering Knowledge Societies »

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. Our profession (data and information managers, document managers and archivists) can provides opportunities to ensure we deliver benefits to citizens and Knowledge Societies. What means to us Empowering Knowledge Societies?

​How do we better explain and advocate for the essential role played by archivists and information professionals in the Knowledge Societies of the 21st century? From paper to digital, how are you Empowering Knowledge Societies with your work? Let’s challenge what people think we do! Help us tell the world what archives in the Knowledge Societies are about!

From Monday 8 to Sunday 14 June 2020, in light of the health crisis that the world is going through, the International Archives Week will adapt and respect lockdown measures!

To learn more about the theme "Empowering Knowledge Societies #IAW2020


Programme for the International Archives Week 2020 (8-14 June)

The International Archives Week #IAW2020 will run from June 8-14 with a theme per day:

Monday 8th June Opening Statement with Ina

Tuesday 9th June Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and #AnArchiveIs 

Wednesday 10th June Digital Preservation (co-hosted with Digital Preservation Coalition

Thursday 11th June Evidence and Truth

Friday 12th June Climate Change and Heritage (co-hosted with ICOMOS and IFLA

Saturday 13th June Open Standards and Open Tools (co-hosted by the Associació d'Arxivers-Gestors de Documents de Catalunya)

Sunday 14th June The Future of the profession (co-hosted by ICA New Professionals


ICA offers a programme of free webinars throughout the week. Access the Programme here


Organize your own virtual event #IAW2020

Take advantage of this global event, the International Archives Week, to raise awareness of the role of archives and share your experience and the importance of your work within your institution, department or company. Show that archivists and records managers are indispensable to the preservation of the world's memory and that they work every day to Empower Knowledge Societies.

Your expertise is useful to all and in the light of Covid-19, ICA offers you the opportunity to continue to advance on committed projects by giving them a sometimes new and virtual form.

To learn more about how to plan a successful International Week step by step


Register your event in the Programme

IAW2020 Digital Map: Find all the events on the program

Discover hereunder all the activities on the interactive map of the IAW2020 (or access the map in full screen)