Lectures & Events

2011 Events

Thursday, September 8, 2011
David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, delivers the keynote address at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference in Springfield, IL. Mr. Ferriero discusses developments at the National Archives as they impact family history researchers.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Archivist David Ferriero speaks at the Preservation Section Business Meeting at the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
David Ferriero speaks at the 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Conference Gala.
Monday, July 25, 2011
David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, delivers the keynote address, “Creating a Customer Focused Organization,” at the Triangle Research Libraries Network Annual Meeting in Chapel Hill, NC.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Archivist David Ferriero delivers the commencement address at the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Archivist David Ferriero speaks about genealogy and the transformation at the National Archives at the National Genealogical Society’s annual conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
Friday, May 6, 2011
David Ferriero receives Honorary Degree from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.
Monday, April 25, 2011
David S. Ferriero explored the future of archives and libraries in the digital age, and chronicled the storied history of the nation’s record-keeping arm yesterday during a celebration of Snell Library’s 20th Anniversary at Northeastern University.
preservation1 Wednesday, March 16, 2011
25th Annual National Archives Preservation ConferenceArchivist David Ferriero gives the Welcome Remarks for the National Archives’ 25th Annual Archives Preservation Conference at the University of Maryland.
nfais1 Tuesday March 1, 2011
2011 National Federation of Advanced Information Services Annual ConferenceArchivist David Ferriero gives a presentation on “An Open NARA: Preserving and Making Accessible the Records of a Nation.”
oscar Wednesday, February 23, 2011
AMPAS Film Screening: Nominated Documentaries for Oscars
aha-meeting Friday, January 7, 2011
125th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association

2010 Events

gwb-groundbreaking Tuesday, November 16, 2010
George W. Bush Presidential Center Groundbreaking Ceremony
Archivist David Ferriero makes brief remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

ratification Friday, October 29, 2010
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788
Archivist David Ferriero introduces Pauline Mair, as she discusses her new book, Ratification, and speaks to the debate over the Constitution in the four key states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia and New York.

philama Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Philadelphia Museum of Art Address: Annual Library LectureArchivist David Ferriero speaks on the impact of increasing dependence on information and technology.

aaas-induction Saturday, October 9, 2010
AAAS Induction
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences inducts Archivist David S. Ferriero into the 230th Class of Scholars, Scientists, Artists, Civic, Corporate, and Philanthropic Leaders.

bpe2 Thursday, September 30, 2010
Best Practices Exchange 2010: Libraries and Archives in the Digital Era
Archivist David Ferriero presents the keynote address at BPE 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The BPE features group discussions and presentations by practitioners in government, universities, educators and researchers.

constitution Friday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Celebrating Constitution Day
Archivist David Ferriero presides at the celebration of the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. The National Archives hosted a day long schedule of special events and programs as well as an evening panel discussion with constitutional scholars on September 21st.

breyer Monday, September 13, 2010
The National Archives Hosts Justice Stephen BreyerArchivist David Ferriero provides opening remarks as the National Archives welcomes Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to discuss his new book, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View.

wesley-k-clark Thursday, September 9, 2010
“The Great General Series” Custer Book Launch
Archivist David Ferriero introduces General Wesley K. Clark (ret.) who will moderate a panel discussion of The Great Generals book series.

fgs1 Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference: Rediscovering America’s First FrontierArchivist David Ferriero speaks at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee.

fdr-ssa2 Saturday, August 14, 2010 “Our Plain Duty”: FDR and America’s Social SecurityArchivist David Ferriero speaks at the opening of the new exhibit at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Social Security Act. The exhibition runs in collaboration with the Social Security Administration.

dc-2010-saa2 August 10, 2010 – August 15, 2010
DC 2010 Archives & Records Joint Annual MeetingArchivist David Ferriero speaks at the joint annual meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA. He presents the keynote address at Plenary Session I on 8/12 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. DC 2010 hosts 65 educational sessions to inspire innovative approaches to archives and records management.

angel-island1 Saturday, July 31, 2010
Angel Island Centennial Celebration
Archivist David Ferriero speaks at the 100th Anniversary of the Angel Island U.S. Immigration Station. He addresses the national significance of the historic landmark and notes the availabilty of Pacific immigration records at the National Archives at San Francisco.

flag Sunday, July 4, 2010
Annual July 4th CelebrationArchivist David Ferriero presents remarks at the Declaration of Independence Reading Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. The celebration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the National Archives building on the Constitution Avenue steps between 7th and 9th streets.

aotus Wednesday, June 23, 2010
2010 National Declassification Center Forum
Archivist David Ferriero serves as moderator at the open public forum to discuss the draft prioritization plan for the National Declassification Center (NDC). Members of the public provide their comments and suggestions on the draft plan. The forum takes place in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives building in Washington, DC.

civil-war-exhibit2 Thursday, June 10, 2010
The Civil War in 3DIn partnership with the Center for Civil War Photography, we present an illustrated lecture featuring about 170 stereoscopic images taken during the Civil War. The takes place in the William G. McGowan theater at 7:00 p.m.

nprc-new-building Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Time Capsule Ceremony for National Personnel Records Center
Archivist David Ferriero presents at the Time Capsule Ceremony for the construction of the new National Personnel Records Center. Construction has already begun for the new office and storage facility for the National Archives in St. Louis, MO.

Smithsonian logo Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Smithsonian Institution Libraries’ Lecture SeriesArchivist David Ferriero presents “Democracy 2.0: A Case Study in Open Government.” He discusses how the National Archives’ own Open Government Plan is reaching out to new audiences through social media. View the USTREAM Video.

acsc Friday, May 21, 2010
Association of Centers for the Study of Congress Annual MeetingArchivist David Ferriero presents the keynote address at the 7th Annual Meeting of the ACSC at 9:15 a.m. Please note this is a C-SPAN session. The meeting is held at The Center for Legislative Archives in Washington, DC.Read the prepared remarks.
jeopardy Thursday, May 20, 2010, at noon
The National Archives on Jeopardy!Archivist David Ferriero hosts “Archives Jeopardy!” Audience members test their historical knowledge and win prizes.
raco Wednesday, May 12, 2010
RACO 2010Archivist David Ferriero presents at NARA’s 22nd Annual Records Administration Conference (RACO): “Managing the Records of an Open Government” at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, DC.
www2010 Wednesday April 28, 2010
WWW 2010: The 19th International World Wide Web Conference
Archivist David Ferriero serves on the Plenary Panel on Open Government. The WWW 2010 conference is an annual international conference focusing on the future of the World Wide Web. Follow on Twitter at #www2010.

lawgov Wednesday, April 28, 2010
LAW.GOV: The Law Is “America’s Operating System”Archivist David Ferriero presents “A View from the Archivist of the United States” regarding Law.gov.Watch the Archivist at minute 53 of the video.
cil-logo Tuesday, April 13, 2010
25th Annual Computers in Libraries Conference 2010
Archivist David Ferriero addresses libraries and the information environment in “Conversations With the Archivist of the United States.” Follow on Twitter at #CIL2010.Watch the video here.

duke-horse Monday, March 22, 2010
Provost’s Lecture Series at Duke University
Archivist David Ferriero discusses government records in the digital age in “Are We Losing Our Memory? The View from the National Archives.”Listen to the audio. Read the prepared remarks.

Additional Information Speeches and Writings by David S. Ferriero, Tenth Archivist of the United States