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Archives Amplified: Connect, Challenge, Reimagine

Archives Amplified: Connect, Challenge, Reimagine
Definition of amplify (am-pli-fy)

to expand by the use of detail, illustration or closer analysis; to expand one’s remarks or ideas;
to enlarge upon or add context (to a story or statement)
to grow in size or effect;
to increase the strength or amount of, especially: to make louder
Update August 2021: For the health and safety of all attendees, we have made the decision to move Archives Amplified to a fully virtual conference. Council and the Conference Team have been monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation across the country. Many factors were considered in making this decision including the likelihood of the continuation of current lockdowns and the potential for further snap lockdowns and border closures.

How do we ‘amplify’ archives in a disrupted world? In an environment where change is the only constant, challenges such as the global pandemic are making us rethink, reimagine, redefine and redesign established approaches. Join us for our virtual conference and experience as Archives Amplified 2021 explores the ever-expanding and changing boundaries of archives and the archival profession.

Archives Amplified will provide a platform for finding creative solutions to new and shared challenges. The theme is open to encompass many ideas and topics, and we welcome creative responses. A broad range of topics will be explored, focused on the central theme of ‘amplify’. These may include, but are not limited to::

Reimagining the potential of archives in an environment disrupted by pandemics, climate change and social upheaval
Growing and supporting diversity and inclusivity
Increasing visibility, access and understanding of archival holdings in an ever more virtual world
Digital transformation and innovation
Disruptive thinking and organisational change
Removing barriers and breaking down borders;
Advocacy and sustainability
Collaboration, participation and engagement
Strategies for documenting society in an enduring, connected and sustainable manner when everyone can be a ‘citizen archivist’
Connecting with and engaging new audiences;
Removing barriers and breaking down borders;
Archives Amplified 2021 invites you to join the conversation so we can amplify the role of archives into the future.

Conference Timeline
Call for Papers Open Now Closed
Call for Papers Close 15 February 2021
Registrations Open 5 May 2021
Registrations Close 13 September 2021, 1 pm AEST
SIG Meetings and AGM 14 September 2021
Conference 15 & 16 September 2021
Workshops 17 September 2021