50th AIC Annual Meeting: Reflecting on Past – Imagining the Future.

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Friday, 13 May, 2022 to Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
Thursday, 23 September, 2021 - 23:59
Los Angeles

The 50th AIC Annual Meeting will take place at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles May 13-18, 2022. AIC is seeking abstracts for presentations and posters centered around the meeting theme:
Reflecting on Past – Imagining the Future.

The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of the American Institute for Conservation. The field of cultural heritage preservation has grown immeasurably since 1972, with the introduction of new treatment methodologies, analytical techniques, and conservation materials. During this time span, the nature of the objects and sites we deal with has changed and our philosophies surrounding their care have necessarily evolved. We also must acknowledge that we are facing increasingly global issues such as climate change, social justice, and mass displacement and migration of peoples, all requiring new approaches and collaborations with other fields and stakeholder communities.

As we celebrate and reflect on AIC's first fifty years, we invite introspective and innovative contributions to:
• Examine with modern eyes the history of field, its practice, and practitioners.
• Address concerns we are facing now.
• Explore and imagine our next half century.

Where do we want AIC to be in the year 2072? What lessons can we learn from the past that will help guide our field into the future? What should our priorities and goals be? What steps should we take, and which frameworks should we build, to achieve those goals and shape our field for the next fifty years?

Authorship Guidelines
Appropriate attribution of scholarship and research has academic, career, and social implications. To date there have been no established guidelines to help our Annual Meeting presenters navigate this sometimes confusing process. In order to provide clarity and help ensure that credit is given where due we have created a set of guidelines based upon those that have been adopted by many journals, including JAIC. Review the Authorship Guidelines here. We ask that all those who submit abstracts to the 2022 Annual Meeting read and acknowledge them. Deciding on authorship can be a fraught process, and no set of guidelines can address every situation, but we hope that these guidelines will inform, educate, and most importantly serve as a basis for discussion amongst colleagues and collaborators.

Abstracts may be submitted for the following sessions:
General (plenary) Sessions
Specialty Sessions
Poster Sessions (can be either General or Specialty focused)
Special Sessions pre, post, and lunch sessions)


Click the link above for more information on each of the different types of sessions. In the main conference (May 15-17) you can submit an abstract for up to three choices ranked in your order of preference.

Please view our submission instructions for more information on how to submit an abstract: https://www.culturalheritage.org/events/annual-meeting/current-meeting/c...

The closing date to submit an abstract has been extended to September 23, 2021.