The ICA Secretariat has been in almost daily contact with ALA colleagues in the aftermath of the earthquake.  Everyone in the ICA network will be pleased to know that the buildings (National Archives and Conference Centre) did not suffer significant damage and that the staff of the National Archives are all safe.

Staff at the National Archives working on the Annual Conference are among the first officials in the Mexican public service to return to work.  We applaud their outstanding dedication to their duties at this difficult time.

The Conference is definitely going ahead as originally planned.  If you are still hesitating about attending, why not show solidarity by registering to attend today


To take account of the disruption caused by the earthquake, ALA and ICA have decided to extend the Early Bird period one last time up to 20 October.

Early-Bird Registration extended to 20 October – Register now!

Governance meetings : 25-26 November 2017 – See the schedule!
Annual Conference : 27-29 November 2017 – See the programme!

Useful information about lodging, travel, key dates – ALA Website

To book a booth in the exhibition Hall – click here
To become a sponsor, contact


The themes agreed between ICA Programme Commission and the Latinamerican Archives Association (ALA) include :

Interculturalism and native Cultures
Human Rights
Illicit Trafficking of Documentary Heritage
Archives and Artistic Creation
Archives and Academic Projects
Archives, Accountability, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection
Archives, Environment and Natural Disasters
Regional Cooperation
Copyright and Intellectual Property
Information Systems and Digital Preservation
Big Data
Information Governance