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Conferences

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

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 in Papua New Guinea.

Director-General of the Office and Libraries and Archives Papua New Guinea, Mr Kakaito Kasi, said he is pleased to host the event and is already making preparations.

PARBICA19 will held in the Milne Bay province and coincide with the traditional Kenu and Kundu Festival during early November 2021.

Photo: PARBICA President and Chief Librarian and Archivist of Tuvalu, Mr Noa Petueli Tapumanaia and Director-General of the Office and Libraries and Archives Papua New Guinea, Mr Kakaito Kasi, shake hands to seal the partnership to deliver PARBICA19 in PNG.

Past conferences

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