Annual Meeting

2017 CoSA Annual Meeting in Conjunction with the 2017 NAGARA Annual Conference

Afternoon skyline of Boise, ID.

In July 2017, CoSA held their Annual Meeting in conjunction with the 2017 NAGARA Annual Conference in Boise, ID.

CoSA Schedule of Events

Thank you to our Annual Meeting and CoSA Awards Program sponsors for helping make the 2017 CoSA Annual Meeting a success!

Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CoSA Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - CoSA Annual Meeting

7 - 8:00 am: CoSA Members' Breakfast, sponsored by APPX Software

8:00 am - Noon: State Boards Symposium sponsored by NHPRC and hosted by CoSA

Noon - 1 pm: Work Session Lunch sponsored by Ancestry

1 - 5 pm: Work Session

6:30 pm: Annual Business Meeting and Dinner

CoSA Events during 2017 NAGARA Annual Conference

Friday, July 14, 2017

10 - 11:30 am: SHRAB Town Hall with Kathleen Williams and Dan Stokes

11:30 - 1:30 pm: NAGARA Annual Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Ancestry, will also feature the CoSA Award Program, sponsored by Family Search.

The CoSA Awards Program includes the presentation of Walch Leadership and Travel Awards, Advocacy for Archives Award, and Rising Stars Awards, and the CoSA-NHPRC SHRAB Award of Merit.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

8:30 - 10 am: Session - Challenges, Trends, and Bright Spots: What Recent Surveys Tell us About the State of State Archives and Electronic Records with Barbara Teague, Matt Blessing, and Anne Ackerson.

STATE ARCHIVISTS received an email with registration information for the CoSA Annual Meeting on July 12. There is no charge to register for the CoSA Annual Meeting. To register to attend the 2017 NAGARA Annual Conference, please use the NAGARA registration link below.

Meeting Venue

The Riverside Hotel
2900 W Chinden Blvd.
Boise, ID 83714

Reserve your room as soon as possible. You must do so by calling the hotel directly (208-343-1871) and tell the reservations staff that you are with the 2017 NAGARA Annual Conference.

Rates: Single and Double Rooms - $109/night; government per diem rates - $89 for single; $104 for double

Overflow rooms are available at the Red Lion Boise Downtowner Hotel (1.5 miles from the Riverside Hotel).

Reservations at the Red Lion Boise Downtowner Hotel must be made by no later than Monday, June 26, 2017. To reserve your room, please call The Red Lion Downtowner Hotel at (208) 344-7691 (extension 0) and use the Group Booking Code NAGA0701, or online at the special NAGARA reservation site.

Transportation: Shuttle service between the Riverside Hotel and the Red Lion Boise Downtowner Hotel will be provided using 10-passenger seat vans. Guests traveling to the Riverside Hotel are asked to make shuttle arrangements with the Red Lion Boise Downtowner Hotel front desk. Guests traveling to the Red Lion Boise Downtowner Hotel are asked to make shuttle arrangements with the Riverside Hotel front desk. (While unsolicited, shuttle drivers who make minimum wage would greatly appreciate a $1 per passenger gratuity).

Registration is Open for 2017 NAGARA Annual Conference

Early-bird Price*: $285.00 for NAGARA Members | $385.00 for Non Members

Regular Price: $325.00 for NAGARA Members | $425.00 for Non Member (JOIN NAGARA today and save $100 on your registration!)

*Early-bird pricing ended April 30, 2017

Reimbursement for travel to the CoSA Annual Meeting

CoSA will reimburse travel to the annual meeting for one person per state or territory that has paid at least $2,500 in dues for FY2017, up to a maximum of 50% of the dues paid. Representatives receiving reimbursement will be expected to attend both the CoSA Work Session and the CoSA Business Meeting.

Those who are eligible for reimbursement should complete the CoSA Reimbursement Form and send it along with ALL receipts to CoSA staff within 30 days after returning from the conference. You may scan and email them to

Reimbursements are limited to actual expenses incurred, up to a maximum of 50% of dues paid, for the following:

  • Transportation to and from the meeting in accord with the general provisions governing transportation in the CoSA Travel Reimbursement Policy;
  • Lodging for three nights (at the conference rate); and
  • Meal expenses at the rate of $51 per day (based on the Federal Per Diem Rates). Meal expenses for the first and last day of travel will be reimbursed at the rate of $38.25 per day.

Most state and territorial representatives eligible for reimbursement will receive coverage for up to three days of lodging and meal expenses. Exceptions will be made for unusual circumstances such as flight schedules that require an extra night at the conference site in order to participate in CoSA meetings.