Saundra Brown Armstrong training to become Oakland's first African American policewoman. She went on to become a Senior Judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and still presides over cases in the Oakland Federal Courthouse. (1970) Original 16mm, shot by Ch.4 KRON-TV can be viewed here (link: Original KRON-TV reporter Valerie Dickerson interviewed Judge Armstrong about her pioneering career in 2016, reuniting them on-camera after 46 years (link Courtesy: Bay Area TV Archive (link: )

Annual Conference

AMIA’s Annual Conference brings together media professionals from around the world to address the best ways to preserve and provide access to our media heritage.

More than 650 professionals representing the world’s major media institutions gather each year for AMIA’s annual conference.  Attendees represent all areas of the community-corporate and national archives, media companies, libraries, historical societies, service providers, universities, and more.  Workshops, screenings, and more than 60 sessions programmed by working archivists to address the best ways to preserve and provide access to our media.

AMIA November Conference Survey

The AMIA Board and staff are looking ahead to the Fall Conference and would like to better understand how our community is feeling with regards to traveling to El Paso, Texas to attend an in-person conference in November 2021. We ask you to please fill out the following brief survey, which will take you about 3-5 minutes to complete.

The first section includes questions about traveling to the conference. The second section is a general community survey to help us better understand our constituency. The results will remain anonymous and will help the board and staff make informed decisions about our fall conference as well as give us a better understanding of who we currently serve.

As it relates to the conference, we will announce whether the conference will be in-person or virtual no later than June 1, 2021.

The survey closes on April 30, 2021. If you have any questions about this survey, please email

Thank you,
The AMIA Board of Directors + Staff


Program Information from Past Conferences

Conference 101 – In Person Events

Conferences can be an intimidating place, whether you’re planning on attending your 1st, 5th, or 25th conference. The Education Committee’s Conference 101 resource is designed to help you get the most out of your conference-going experience, from creating the best presentation, to tips on networking.  Conference 101 is geared towards in-person events.