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AABC / ARMA Vancouver Island 2024 Joint Conference

"Going further together: connectivity and partnerships in the information profession"

Dates: May 29 - 31, 2024

Format: Virtual (online via Zoom)

As the proverb goes: If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together. Post-Covid, the information field is ready to reinvigorate and seek new partnerships to go further in our theory and practice. Join us for talks on innovative partnerships and relationship building initiatives in records management organizations and archives. 

Conference Website

Please visit the 2024 CONFERENCE WEBSITE for the event schedule and information about our speakers. We are excited to present an engaging and thoughtful program of professionals from the information management and archives sector.

Conference Presentations

Conference Welcome: Elder Randy Fred

Wickee Cussee (Randy Fred) is a Tseshaht Elder who has lived in Nanaimo most of his life. He began his career in accounting but due to vision loss had to change his path. He chose multi-media. He started this journey of story sharing in radio broadcasting. He founded Theytus Books Ltd., Canada’s first aboriginal-owned and operated commercial book publishing company. It is still actively publishing in Penticton. He also founded Tillacum Library, an imprint of Arsenal Pulp Press, in Vancouver. He published two newspapers, a magazine, produced videos and still writes mainly for Geist Magazine. He is producing “Unbroken Bonds”, a video documenting the Alberni Indian Residential School court cases that started in 1995 and ended in 2004. Curriculum is being developed for this video and an archival website is in the works. He is the Nuu-chah-nulth Elder-in-Residence at the Nanaimo campus of Vancouver Island University. He is President of One in Spirit Healing Arts Society.

Read Elder Randy Fred's welcome here

Session presentation: “Artificial Intelligence in the Archives: Wise Oracle or Master Manipulator?”
Corinne Rogers

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Session presentation: "Digitizing the Winnifred Eaton Reeve Fonds Project: Sometimes it Takes a Village"

Speakers: Christena McKillop, Jason Nisenson, and Kathryn Ruddock

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Session presentation: "Measuring Progress at the City of Nanaimo and Which Projects Give the Biggest Bang!"

Speaker: Ken Oldenburger

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Session presentation: "Information Professionals and the Ecology of Transparency: Archivists and Records Managers’ Role in Open Government"

Speaker: Spencer Izen

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Speaker presentation: "We are on the Move – Announcing The Japanese Canadian Mobile Digitization Project"

Speakers: Lisa Uyeda, Sam Frederick

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Speaker presentation: "‘Check Before You Tech’ in the International Decade of Indigenous Languages"

Speaker: Ben Chung

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