2019 CoSA / SAA Joint Annual Meeting
ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019: TRANSFORMATIVE, the Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA and SAA will be held in Austin, TX July 31-August 6, 2019.
JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
The JW Marriott Austin will serve as the ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2019: TRANSFORMATIVE! headquarters hotel.
The conference organizers have negotiated the special discounted conference rates listed below. These rates are available until Tuesday, June 25, OR until our room block has been met, whichever comes first. After this date—or the date on which the room block has been met—we can no longer guarantee rates and availability. We advise you to make your room reservations as soon as possible to ensure availability and the discounted rate.
As of May 29, guest room availability at the JW Marriott is very limited from July 31 to August 2. There are guest rooms available from August 3 to August 6. If you need a room over the earlier dates, please note that the conference organizers have negotiated for a block of rooms at the Westin Austin. The Westin is approximately 0.3 miles from the JW Marriott.
Single/Double Occupancy: $199
- Early-Bird Registration (by July 5): $329
- Advance Registration (by July 15): $379
- Onsite Registration (after July 15): $439
- Student Registration: $149
- Guest Registration: $149
CoSA Schedule of Events
Wednesday-Thursday, July 31 and August 1
Friday, August 2
1:00 - 6:00 - CoSA Board Meeting
Saturday, August 3
8:00 - 12:00 - CoSA Board Meeting
12:00 – 4:30 - Lunch and CoSA Work Session***, Lunch sponsored by Ancestry
5:00 - Opening Plenary Session, with CoSA Awards presentation, Sponsored by FamilySearch
Sunday, August 4
7:30 – 8:30 – CoSA Breakfast, Sponsored by APPX Software
8:30 - 4:00 - CoSA Silent Auction
9:00 - 10:00 - Plenary Session
10:30 - 5:00 - Program Sessions
10:30 - 11:45 - CoSA Business Meeting*** Business Meeting coffee break sponsored by Libnova
4:15 - 5:30 - SHRAB Session and Coffee Break
5:00 - 7:00 - Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
Monday, August 5
8:30 – 5:30 - Program Sessions, Exhibit Hall
Evening - All-Attendee Reception (Austin City Limits)
Tuesday, August 6
8:30 – 12:00 – Program Sessions
*** CoSA members must attend Work Session and Business meeting to be eligible for reimbursement.
CoSA Silent Auction
The Silent Auction is back! Previous silent auctions have been a key fundraiser for CoSA educational activities and this year we’re aiming for similar success in Austin, TX, but we need your help providing auction items!
To help make this year another success, here are some helpful tips for popular auction items:
- Think small - items that are easy to pack or easily consumed in the course of the meeting
- Share a taste of your state - what food items are unique and special to your state?
- Share your state's unique stories, history, food, or drink with your colleagues!
- Snacks and small bottles of alcohol are always popular items!
Please help CoSA’s educational activities by donating! More information about the donation process will be made available soon.
When submitting items for the silent auction, please download and complete the CoSA Silent Auction Donation Form and include it with your donated item(s).
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 $2,750 in dues for FY2019, 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.
The CoSA Travel Reimbursement Policy outlines eligibility for reimbursement and procedures to follow to receive reimbursement. 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. Please scan and email your reimbursement forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 $61 per day (based on the General Services Administration (GSA) rate schedule). Meal expenses for the first and last day of travel will be reimbursed at the rate of $45.75 per day. Incidentals will be reimbursed at a rate of $5 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.