Image: Helen Walker facilitating at a Toolkit workshop in Tonga

Helen Walker facilitating at a Toolkit workshop in Tonga

A key activity of PARBICA is its General Conference and Seminar, held biennially. The conference provides a unique opportunity to make or renew professional contacts with other archivists who usually work in isolation. Delegates discuss common problems and explore possible solutions in small groups and plenary sessions. The focus is on drawing up recommendations and guidelines for use by archivists as well as for in-country training of archives staff and, where appropriate, departmental staff.

Following its inaugural meeting in Suva in 1981, PARBICA has held conferences as outlined below.

Upcoming Conference


Image: Diners seated at a table.

Conference Dinner – PARBICA 16

Courtesy: Andrew Lau Photography

Archives Engaged: Personal, professional, political

PARBICA 17 Conference will take place in Suva, Fiji in 2017.

Monday 4 – Thursday 7 September 2017

  • Monday 4 – Wednesday 6: Programs/ Workshops & Panel Discussions
  • Thursday 7 – Cultural visits

Venues to be confirmed.

Past conferences

For information on past conferences, see the past conferences page.