Events and Advocacy

The AABC hosts a conference or mini-conference each April in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting, provides Education Services and Preservation Services workshops to members and non-members, and occasionally offers special workshops. The Regional Groups also hold meetings and workshops which are publicized in this section at the request of the regional representative.

British Columbia's annual Archives Week takes place the third week in November.

We are also able to provide links to events that may be of interest to the archival community.  Please contact to request a link to your event.


The AABC provides in-person workshops, usually one or two full days in length.  Please see the full Workshops page for descriptions of the workshops that we offer. 

Workshop content ranges from basic to advanced, and so can assist a range of archivists and those in related professions.  The AABC does not provide in-house training for individual institutions, but it can advise on options available for institutions planning staff training and does respond to requests for courses initiated by interested groups.

Sponsored workshops are regular workshops which are provided to specific groups on an ad hoc basis.

The AABC also arranges specialized workshops delivered by experts in a variety of archival and preservation topics.

Archives Week

Archives Week is our annual celebration to draw public attention to the importance of the province's nearly 200 archival institutions.

Each year, institutions are encouraged to think of ways that they can celebrate Archives Week in your community. Your activity does not have to be related to the year's chosen theme; the goal is to raise public awareness of the importance of archival records.

Plan an event to showcase your archives and raise public awareness. Ideas include: creating an exhibit, organizing an open house, giving tours, offering special workshops or seminars or writing an article for the local newspaper.

Annual General Meeting

The 2011 AGM was held on April 29, 2011.  Please see the Minutes and Reports page for previous AGM minutes.

The 2012 AGM was held on Saturday April 21, 2012 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC.

The 2013 AGM was held on Saturday May 4, 2013 at the Iving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC.

The 2014 AGM was held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the University of Victoria, Mearns Centre for Learning/McPherson Library.

The 2015 AGM was held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Coquitlam Public Library.

The 2016 AGM was held on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Deloitte Canada's offices in Vancouver, BC.


The Archives Association of BC will hold its 2017 conference in Victoria, BC on April 27-28 to explore the topic:

"Dominion of the Digital"

Please see the AABC Conference 2017 page for more information.

Regional Groups

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