Member-Initiated Events

Organize a local event for SCA!

SCA offers support for members to bring California archivists together for networking, discussion forums, site visits, special speakers, and mini-conferences. Depending on the event type you have in mind, you may seek financial support and/or request assistance for an event that you would like to organize in your region. 

Baseline amounts of financial support for several event types are outlined under the links below. Hybrid events can also be approved. Requests in line with baseline amounts can be approved quickly, with minimal advance notice. More funding may be requested, but needs more careful consideration for approval.

For larger events, SCA may be able to provide registration, promotion, and organizational support from SCA committee members  (e.g. Membership, Education, or Outreach & Publicity, as appropriate.)

Please note that Member-Initiated Events funds are not available for the promotion of commercial or for-profit products or services and must be open to all SCA members.

Follow the links below to read about event types and funding levels. One proposal form can be used for any event type.

Event Types & Funding Levels

Social / Networking Events

Networking events can be as informal as a happy hour at a local bar or a no-host dinner (or recurring periodic dinners!) at a restaurant. Social events at local repositories also qualify, of course.

 Site Visits

Invite colleagues to an open house or tour at your institution, or organize one in cooperation with another repository or cultural heritage institution.

Speakers or Facilitated Forums

Arrange a guest speaker at an event in your region, or bring in a facilitator to lead a forum or group discussion.

Panel Events

Put together a panel of experts to share their experience, via presentations or as a centerpiece to group discussion.

Webinar Viewings

 Arrange a screening of an existing webinar on issues important to archives. Bring together colleagues to view it together and have discussion.


 Plan a full day event for your region, perhaps with several speakers or panels, or a mixture of programming.

Proposal Form (for all event types)

Direct questions and submissions to:

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