Conference Program-at-a-Glance (Draft)

02 Mar 2016 8:51 PM | Danielle Robichaud

DAY 1: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 
Prince Arthur Hotel

9:00 - 4:00 pm     

Registration Check-in (Salon E)

9:00 - 4:00 pm     

Pre-Conference Workshop #1 Emergency Planning and Salvage

(Salon A)

Instructor: Iona McCraith, AAO Archives Advisor 

2:00 - 4:00 pm     

AAO Municipal Archives Interest Group (MAIG) Meeting  

(Salon D)

5:00 - 6:00 pm

First-Timers Reception (Salon E)

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Opening Reception: Thunder Bay Military Museum & O’Kelly Armouries

9:00 - 12:00 am

Pub Night (The Foundry Pub)

DAY 2: Thursday, May 12, 2016 

Prince Arthur Hotel

8:30 - 4:00 pm     

Registration Check-in (Salon E)

9:00 - 10:00 am     

Opening Conference Keynote (Provincial Room)
Keynote Speaker Address brought to you by Carr McLean      

Moderator: Scott Goodine, Archives of Manitoba
Speakers: Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada & John Roberts, Chief Privacy Officer and Archivist of Ontario

Building relationships and collaboration with and between the archival community at both the national and provincial levels; and the roles between the federal and provincial institutions

10:00 - 10:30 am     

Vendors Fair & Refreshment Break (Salon E)

10:30 - 11:30 am

1a. Archivist Book Club hosted by AMA Education Committee
(Provincial Room) 

Moderators: Jessica Nichol & Tyyne Petrowski

11:30 - 12:30 pm  

Archives Association of Ontario Annual General Meeting
(Provincial Room)  

   AMA Meeting (Salon D)

12:30 - 1:45 pm  

Lunch - AAO & AMA Trivia Game (Provincial Room)

1:45 - 3:00 pm

2a. Plenary on Truth & Reconciliation
(Provincial Room)                              Moderator: Anne Lindsay

Sarah Story, University of Manitoba

Sarah Hurford, Library and Archives Canada

Jason Bennett, Library and Archives Canada

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Vendor Fair & Refreshment Break (Salon E)

3:30 - 4:45 pm

3a. The Records We Are Not Proud Of: Discussion on Outreach and Controversial Materials

(Salon A)
Moderator: Sara Janes

Sean Hayes, Seneca College

Sara Janes, Lakehead University

John D. Lund, City of Ottawa Archives

Rebecka Sheffield, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Heritage Walk of Historic Downtown Port Arthur
(Heritage Advisory Committee)

7:30 - 10:00 pm

Voyageur Feast at Fort William Historical Park 

Conference Banquet brought to you by Ancestry

10:00 - 12:00 am

Star Walk at David Thompson Astronomical Observatory

DAY 3: Friday, May 13, 2016 
Prince Arthur Hotel

8:30 - 3:00 pm     

Registration Check-in (Salon E)

9:00 - 10:15 am      

4a. "Building memory: perspectives on acquisitions and appraisal" (Salon A)

Moderator: Paul Henry

Sean Smith, Archives of Ontario

Matt Szybalski, City of Thunder Bay

Catherine Bailey, Library and Archives Canada

Tina Lloyd, Library and Archives Canada

10:15 - 10:45 am    

Vendor Fair & Refreshment Break (Salon E)

10:45 - 12:00 pm

5a. "Mediating discovery, privacy, and identity in archives"
(Bertrand Room)

Moderator: Donna Bernardo-Ceriz

Michael Moir, York University

Alison Little, Archives of Ontario

Jay Young, Archives of Ontario

Janel Cheng, Independent Researcher

12:00 - 1:30 pm  

AAO Awards Luncheon AMA delegates welcome 

(Provincial Room)

1:30 - 2:45 pm

6a. Plenary: “It's nothing, I'm fine.”: Acknowledging Emotion and Affect in Archival Practice
(Provincial Room)                               

Moderator: Rebecka Sheffield

Julia Holland, York University
Danielle Robichaud, University of Waterloo

Anna St. Onge, York University

2:45 - 3:15 pm

Refreshment Break (Salon E)

3:15 - 4:30 pm

Closing Plenary Speaker: Dr. Tom Nesmith, University of Manitoba

(Provincial Room)                            Moderator: Emma Prescott

“Archives and Politics: The Last Taboo?”

The socio-political weakness of archives is the most pressing problem confronting archivists. This paper takes up this issue in an effort to stimulate further thinking about how archivists can be more effectively engaged in what is essentially political activity.

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Conference After Party - Choose Your Food Adventure

Join one of our Food Adventure teams for a table at a fantastic local restaurant. Sign up at the conference registration table. 

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