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Conferences and events

PARBICA organises and is involved in a variety of conferences and events. Learn more about some of these events below.

PARBICA Conferences

Every two years PARBICA holds a conference. The last PARBICA conference was held online from 7 to 9 November 2023.

These conferences provide a unique opportunity to make or renew professional contacts with other archivists working in the Pacific region. Conference delegates discuss common problems and explore possible solutions in small groups and plenary sessions. The conferences include workshop sessions aimed at building the technical and professional knowledge of our members.

The conferences include the formal PARBICA General Conference where decisions are made about PARBICA’s strategic activities and policies and where the Bureau is elected.

Joint Conference 2024 – Opening the Archives: Access, Engagement, Innovation

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming joint Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), Archives & Records Association of New Zealand Te Huinga Mahara (ARANZ), and Pacific Regional Branch International Council on Archives (PARBICA) conference Opening the Archives: Access, Engagement, Innovation.

Join us from Tuesday 22 October to Friday 25 October 2024 in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand as we delve into the theme of Opening the Archives — share your experiences and strategies for achieving this through access, engagement or other innovative avenues.

Discover more and see the call for contributions.

Recordkeeping for Good Governance Toolkit Workshop

PARBICA has held many successful recordkeeping for good governance training sessions across the Pacific and further a field in other ICA regions. Read more about our training sessions on our events page.

International Archives Day

International Archives Day is celebrated on 9 June. Activities are organised by members from across the region and the wider ICA to promote archives and the archives profession.

ICA Events

Every year ICA organises at least one major governance and professional programme event. This meeting is always the high point in ICA’s calendar and includes the General Assembly, the Executive Board and Programme Commission meetings, and Branches and Sections also hold joint meetings, AGMs and Steering Committee meetings at this time.

Three years out of four, ICA holds the Annual Conference, with a programme of lectures, panel debates, workshops and discussions around current professional challenges and issues.

Every four years ICA holds the International Council on Archives Congress.

Read more about ICA events.