Save the Date: Fall 2022 Conference

50th Anniversary Meeting

October 19-22, 2022
College Park, MD 

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) returns to where it first began — College Park, Maryland, October 19-22, 2022, to celebrate MARAC's 50th anniversary. The theme is "Our Roots Illuminate Our Future." The Program Committee is looking for session proposals that speak to our history and our future as an organization and a profession. Proposals for the Fall 2022 Conference are due on January 28, 2022.


The committee is encouraging proposals on the following themes:

  • History of MARAC
    • Changes in leadership and committees 
    • MARAC’s contribution to the profession
    • MARAC’s strategic goals 
    • MARAC’s next 50 years: What are the major challenges we will face?
  • Changes in archival practice
  • Personal experience with archival collections (connections, trauma, etc.)
  • Community archives and community-focused collections
  • Outreach initiatives and trends in reference 
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the profession and as a function of our work

The Program Committee is committed to incorporating diverse perspectives within the program and across the entire conference. Session proposals should reflect varied personal and professional experiences, including individual, institutional, and geographic diversity.

The Program Committee has created a Google spreadsheet to be used as an informal tool to connect individuals who are seeking ideas and/or collaboration on session proposals for the MARAC Fall 2022 Conference. It is not monitored by the Program Committee and is not part of the official submission process.

Any questions, please contact Sharmila Bhatia, [email protected] and Danna Bell, [email protected].

 Conference Hotel

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783
Conference room rate: $179/night

Contact the Meeting Planners

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs

  • Becky Collier, National Archives
  • Mark Coulbourne, University of Maryland

Program Committee Co-Chairs

  • Sharmila Bhatia, National Archives
  • Danna Bell, Library of Congress

Check back for additional details closer to the conference dates