International Council on Archives Congress: Coming to Brisbane in August! July 31, 2012

The International Council on Archives (ICA)  is an organisation dedicated to the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world’s archival heritage through its representation of records and archive professionals across the globe. For more information about the work of ICA see:

From 20-24 August this year, Brisbane will play host to the ICA’s Annual Congress, A climate of change. This is the first time the Congress has been held in Australia so we are very excited about it!

The Congress will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at South Bank. It features a number of keynote speakers, including Dame Stella Rimington who was an archivist in her early career before working at the British Security Service, MI5 for 40 years (as their Director General from 1992 to 1996) and then becoming a celebrated author.

The Congress program is diverse, with  a number of parallel presentations and plenary sessions. It will examine the climate of change through the themes of:

  • Sustainability: Archives recognising archival and information management challenges and working together on strategies to ensure access, preservation, security and longevity of evidence and information.
  • Trust: Archives supporting good governance and accountability, advocating ethical and professional processes, developing standards and gaining international acceptance.
  • Identity: Archives helping the community to connect with their heritage, discover their individual stories and protect their rights; strengthening the value, impact and influence of archivists and information managers.

Sessions will be available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. See the program at:

You can follow the Congress on Twitter. We will be tweeting @FutureProofNSW or you can follow the National Archives of Australia as the host organisation @naagovau

You can also follow or contribute using the hashtag #ICA_2012

The Congress provides a wonderful opportunity for you to stretch your professional horizons, meet information specialists from around the world, and experience the delights of Brisbane so consider coming along.

State Records NSW is one of the sponsors of the Congress and will have an exhibitors stand there so, if you are planning to be there, please make sure you find us! We would love to meet you in person.

We will have a number of existing and new Future Proof flyers available at the exhibition stand. These include:

Please feel free to circulate these to stakeholders in your organisation. These are also available from our Resources page at:  /resources/ (scroll to the base of the page for links to the flyers).





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