What does it mean to collect in real time? What are our obligations and responsibilities as people who work in and volunteer for collecting organizations in New York State? What are our examples of both success and failure of collecting in real time? Join co-facilitators Meral Agish (Queens Memory Project), Terry Alford (Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission), Aria Camaione-Lind (Aria Strategies), Dr. Monica Mercado (Colgate University), and Aaron Noble (New York State Museum) as they engage the people who power collecting organizations across New York State in a 90-minute interactive conversation about the joys, perils, responsibilities, and opportunities of collecting in real time. This program is part of the antiracism, diversity, equity, inclusion and justice programming at DHPSNY. Be prepared to engage with your colleagues, think critically about your own practice and the practices of your organization, and come away with ideas about collecting in real time that are relevant to your organization and your own personal practices.