News & Updates

S.O.S. Conference Converts to an Online UN-Conference Due to COVID-19

With the conference conversion to online presentations….

Do you have an idea? Would you be interested in presenting a video during the UN-Conference? Please send any ideas and content submissions that you want to share to the ICPC email

Don’t want to “present”?

Have a topic you would like to see presented or have a question you would like to have answered, please send your idea or request to us at our email address: We would love to hear your ideas and topics.

Though we are not able to meet in person this year…

We are hoping that the online UN-Conference will allow our members to share ideas and techniques together. All current members are eligible to attend the UN-Conference. Not a member? No Problem. To join ICPC, you can go to the membership page or click here

What about the Annual Meeting?

The Annual Meeting is in the process of restructuring, so check back for details here or on our other social media sites.

What about the planned visit to the Spirit Lake area this year?

We are now planning to have our 2021 S. O. S. Conference at this year’s venue, Spirit Lake, Iowa. We will be sending out more information about this event soon.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS! Save Our Stuff (SOS), the Annual Conference and Meeting of the Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) will be held on June 5, 2020, at the Spirit Lake Campus of  Iowa Lakes Community College in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Preserving and conserving Iowa’s cultural heritage is a pillar in the missions of many institutions around the state. ICPC’s Save Our Stuff conference focuses on strategies and practices that meet the preservation needs of Iowa’s cultural institutions. 

Proposals are now being accepted for sessions for the 2020 ICPC Conference and Annual Meeting.  Topics should directly address issues of preservation and conservation of cultural materials including, but not limited to, books, manuscripts, ephemera, and artifacts. Presentations ought to be applicable to institutions with various staff sizes and budgets.

Speakers may propose sessions in the following formats:

1.  Full sessions – 50 minutes in length.  If you are proposing a round table or panel presentation, please include names and titles of all participants.

2.  Half Session – 20 minute presentation as a joint session on a common topic. 

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to ICPC Administrative Assistant at: Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2019. Proposals accepted for sessions will be notified at the end of  April.

Speakers are requested to donate their time, expertise, and travel. Lunch is provided for speakers, but those wishing to attend conference sessions other than their own must register.