In 2019 in Leeds, we debated some big themes relevant to all our futures. The ARA conference committee wants to include a wider audience in these, partly because attendees told us that’s what they also want. The committee also knows that many ARA members cannot attend Conference because of the time of year or other reasons; and that some members want to understand more about Conference before they commit the time to attend. So, non-attendees can view the videos for free, too.
We can’t (unfortunately) video every one of the 70 or so sessions we run at Conference each year. So there’s no real substitute for attendance in person. But in choosing a representative spread of keynote, conservation, records management, digital and archiving items, we hope to stimulate and inform, for example, anyone who had to miss a session because of a clash or someone possibly thinking about joining us in 2020.