2017 IASA Conference: Announcement and Call for Presentations

Dear friends and colleagues,

The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) announces that its 2017 annual conference will be hosted 17 through 22 September by the Ethnological Museum, Berlin, Germany.

IASA invites everyone engaged in or curious about the discovery, care, preservation, and dissemination of our sound and audiovisual heritage, to join us in Germany’s vibrant capital city, Berlin, to explore the intersection of workflows and archival formats as manifest in new ways of thinking about, new ways of preserving and new ways of presenting our objects in the digital era.

This year's conference theme, Integration and Innovation: Bringing workflows and formats together in the digital era, will touch upon and delve deeply into the following sub-themes:

  • Managing sound and audiovisual collections in an integrated manner
  • New workflows for arranging and describing collections
  • Intellectual property and rights management challenges & opportunities
  • Selection and appraisal – strategies for acquiring digital content
  • How are sound and audiovisual archives innovating in the digital era?

Programme to include papers, tutorials, and practical workshops.

Call for papers is now open. Please submit your 250-word presentation proposal abstracts that address the sub-themes mentioned above, by using the online submission form at:


***The deadline for abstract submission is 10 February 2017 ***

Come, network, learn and explore Berlin, this centre of culture, politics, media and science.

Please make a note of the conference dates in your calendar!

Visit the IASA conference website for details as they develop at:


--Ilse Assmann, IASA president