Preliminary Spring Conference Schedule

We are making the final preparations for our upcoming spring meeting on Thursday,May 19 – Friday, May 20, in Boise, ID. Meetings will be held at the Basque Museum and on Boise State University campus. The Marriott Courtyard Hotel is holding rooms at a conference rate of $79/night (single or double); more information will be included in the registration packet. The hotel offers free wi-fi, free airport shuttle, walkable distance to Boise State and downtown.

Below is a preliminary schedule; watch the website for the registration packet containing the full schedule, to be posted in February.

Day 1: Thursday, May 19, Basque Museum and Cultural Center

5:00-6:00 p.m. Business Meeting

6:00-7:30 p.m. Reception/tour of museum and adjoining Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga house and fronton building

Dinner on your own afterward

Day 2: Friday, May 20, Boise State University Student Union building

8:00-8:30: Opening session

8:30-10:00: Breakout session 1

  • Session 1A: Fundraising/Managing the ongoing financial crisis (discussion group)
  • Session 1B: The proposed federation (discussion group)
  • 10:00-10:25: Break

  • Sponsor and vendor: Hollinger
  • Vendor: ArcaSearch
  • 10:30-12:00: Breakout session 2

  • Session 2A: Public Outreach through Oral History (panel)
  • Session 2B: Primary Source Literacy (panel)
  • 12:10-2:00: Luncheon

  • Presentation of 2011 CIMA Awards
  • Speaker: Boise State University Professor Barton Barbour
  • 2:15-3:45: Breakout session 3

  • Session 3A: Volunteering Archivist and Volunteer in Archives (panel)
  • Session 3B: Idaho History (paper presentations)
  • 4:00-4:15: Closing session

    4:30-6:00: Optional Repository Tours, depending on interest

  • Boise State University Special Collections
  • Idaho State Archives
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