NEA taking the past into the future

Dear NEA membership

2021-09-20 10:31 PM | Julia Callahan (Administrator)

The New England Archivists Executive Board would like to thank everyone who responded by volunteering and providing feedback on our difficult decision regarding how to proceed with the Spring 2022 Meeting.

During the information-gathering process, events overtook us. On August 20, the manager of the hotel we had contracted with for the Spring 2022 Meeting venue informed us that they would not be able to meet the terms of our contract. With this cancellation, we are no longer subject to a financial penalty, and the decision to move forward with a virtual meeting has been made easier. Although many respondents indicated that they vastly prefer the experience of meeting in person overall, the majority of responses indicated that the best choice would be to move to a virtual format. The ongoing uncertainties we face due to the fallout from the continuing health crisis leave us confident in our decision not to seek an alternative venue but instead to host a second virtual annual meeting.

We are also pleased to report that we now have enough volunteers to fully form a Spring 2022 Program Committee. Once the committee membership has been approved, more information will follow, including new dates for the meeting and a call for proposals. If you have any questions, please reach out to Emily Atkins, NEA Meeting Coordinator, at

With gratitude to our engaged and engaging community,

The New England Archivists Executive Board

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