"The 8th European Conference on Digital Archiving will be held in Geneva from 28-30 April 2010. It will follow in the footsteps of the European Conferences on Archives of recent decades. By emphasizing digital elements and archiving as a function instead of the archive as an institution, however, it aims to take a new approach. The future will be digital, but we want to preserve the analogue tradition: the archive of the future must be a safe place for the analogue and digital traces of the past – this is our responsibility.
Preparations for the conference are well under way: proposals for contributions can be submitted until end of September. In early October, the international scientific committee will define the main areas of the programme. Many keynote speakers have already accepted our invitation. Further information is available at:
We are already confident that you will enjoy an attractive and varied programme. Our goal is not only to debate the current challenges during the event but also to present specific solutions – large and small, both successful and not so successful – as we can learn the most from concrete projects. In addition, the involvement of a number of generations of specialists in various professions will provide for an inter-professional and inter-generational dialogue that should give rise to many suggestions for further solutions.
We hope that we have awakened your interest in this conference. Reserve the dates and plan your attendance now!
Andreas Kellerhals, Chairman"