Invitation to attend

As newly appointed Director General of the National Archives of Australia I am proud to invite you to join your professional peers at the ICA Congress in Brisbane, Australia.

I am looking forward to hearing presentations from the keynote speakers and remind you that the submission period for abstracts closes on 31 January. The early bird registration deadline is approaching too, closing on 31 May 2012.

The Congress provides you with an unmissable opportunity to engage with other archivists, information managers, audiovisual and preservation specialists for a program central to your professional development.
All this in the beautiful city of Brisbane, Australia!
I hope to meet many of you there.
Mr David Fricker, ICA Vice-President, Congress 2012 Director General, National Archives of Australia



Invitation by Martin Berendse, President ICA

Since Australia is one of the leading countries in archival management, practice, policy and theory, it is remarkable that up to now none of the big ICA congresses have been held in this beautiful country. That is why I invite you with great pleasure to the 17th ICA congress, scheduled for 20–24 August 2012 and held in Brisbane, Australia.
The theme of the congress is “Climate for Change”. Personally I believe this is a reflection on the way we deal with information. During the 20th century archivists from all over the world met to discuss professional questions about archival management in their different countries and cultures. We now meet to face the challenges of the worldwide “infocracy” we are living in. The technological developments have an impact on the organisation and operation of our governments and societies, and in this process, the archival institutions have an important responsibility as the custodian of effective, organised and accessible information. We need to work together to change successfully. Therefore our international network is more needed than ever. That is why the Brisbane congress will be very important and a not to miss!
The objective of the congress is to provide a platform for interaction to all professionals working in the field of archival records. I am confident that the interaction in Brisbane will help to evolve strategies for successful information management of the 21st Century.
The congress in Brisbane will cover a wide range of themes like sustainability, trust and identity. We will draw attendance from experts around the world to speak on topics related to challenges in information sharing, good governance and accountability, and digitization. As usual, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with their counterparts from other nations.
I am looking forward to seeing many of you in Brisbane and to meeting many new colleagues as well.

Martin Berendse
President ICA


Take advantage of simultaneous interpretation of keynote & plenary sessions & some parallel presentations. Sessions will be available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese 

Program matrix available

Poster presentation schedule available

Governance and business meeting schedule available 
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