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A key activity of PARBICA is its General Conference. 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 and records management staff.

Following its inaugural meeting in Suva in 1981, PARBICA has held conferences every two years.

Upcoming Conference

PARBICA 19 – Connection and Resilience in the Digital Age

Every two years PARBICA holds a conference. These conferences provide a unique opportunity to make and renew professional contacts with other archivists working in the Pacific region.

PARBICA are pleased to announce that our next Conference, PARBICA19, will be held online over three days – 1 to 3 November 2021.

While we very much enjoy and appreciate the benefits of meeting in person, building relationships and hand-on training, the current worldwide pandemic situation means that it is unlikely that international travel will allow us to do so in 2021. An online event will be different for us, but there are benefits:

  • more opportunities for members to attend
  • low cost participation
  • ability to engage international speakers
  • ability to pick and choose presentations and seminars of most interest

Day 1 will be for the General Conference, including Bureau elections, Bureau reports, Category A Member Reports and invited reports.

Day 2 and 3 will be filled with a variety of presentations on the theme Connection and Resilience in the Digital Age.

Stay tuned for the call for papers soon.

Past conferences

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