Sustainable Archives: AUSTIN 2009

Joint Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists
and the Council of State Archivists

Pre-Conference Programs: August 911, 2009
Conference Dates: August 1116, 2009
2009 Exposition Dates: August 1314, 2009

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: July 6, 2009
Advance Registration Deadline: July 20, 2009

Lodging & Travel Information

Hilton Austin
500 East 4th Street
Austin , TX 78701

Hotel details
Travel information

2009 Preliminary Program

View the most up-to-date version of the schedule here. For a printable PDF version (5MB) of the complete Preliminary Program, including full session descriptions, click here.

View the most up-to-date version of the schedule online to the left under Program.


Presidents’ Welcome

We hope that you’ll join us for Sustainable Archives: AUSTIN 2009, the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists – and our profession’s most important meeting this year! If you’ve attended professional conferences before, you know the excitement that comes from hearing about innovative approaches to archives and records activities, from exploring new ideas, and from meeting colleagues and renewing friendships. [Read more]

David Haury
President, 2008-2009
Council of State Archivists

Frank Boles
President, 2008-2009
Society of American Archivists

Tips for Chairs and Speakers

Keys to a good experience as a session presenter include good communication and organization in the planning process. Prepare yourself and your group to speak: send a draft of your presentation to other session participants. Be aware of deadlines. Share a copy of your presentation online! Click here for chair and speaker tips, deadlines, and other reminders.

Austin Is for Archivists!

Want to know more about Austin history? Do you wonder why Austin is such a music city? Are you concerned about the August heat (don't be!) and what to do about it (there's plenty to do!) And what's with those bats? The 2009 Host Committee has created the Austin Is for Archivists blog, where y’all will find everything you need to know! Have an idea or information about your repository tour to share? Contact Host Committee Chair Brenda Gunn at

Sponsor, Exhibit, and Advertise at AUSTIN 2009!

Meet the leaders in the archives and records management professions with the power to purchase! Contact Paul Henning at (410) 571-0590 or download the Prospectus (PDF; 1.85MB).

Society of American Archivists Exhibitor Manual (PDF)

View the list of sponsors and exhibitors at ARCHIVES 2008, ARCHIVES/CHICAGO 2007, and DC 2006.