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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.