Spring 2022 Conference

March 24-26, 2022
Harrisonburg, VA 


Conference Hotel

Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center
Photo courtesy of Hotel Madison

Hotel Madison & Shenandoah
Valley Conference Center

710 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA
Phone icon (540) 564-0200

Conference room rate: $139/night 
Deadline for group rate is February 28th
See information below
 for overflow hotel.
Booking issues? Contact Mary Mannix 
at [email protected]  

Harrisonburg Hotel Update ... As of Feb 22, we still have rooms available at the conference hotel for all nights but Wednesday. Need a Wednesday night hotel? We also now have an overflow hotel, same rate as the Madison. $139 a night. DoubleTree by Hilton Harrisonburg 1400 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540.433.2521

Recently, James Madison University began a phased approach to relaxing mask requirements in designated campus spaces and we wanted to provide some guidance for our conference attendees on our expectations regarding masking. For everyone’s comfort and safety, we ask all conference attendees to consider wearing a mask during all sessions and any time you cannot maintain a distance of six feet from others. We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to gathering with you!  

Spring will be coming early for MARAC next year! Join MARAC in Harrisonburg, VA, on March 24-26, 2022, to explore the theme of Communities Big and Small, which seeks to highlight small and community archives, underrepresented collections, and the aspect of archiving that makes a group of people a community.  

Zakiya Collier of the Shift Collective will be the Friday plenary speaker. The luncheon speaker will be Tim Binkley, the Head of Special Collections and Archives at Berea College. Tim will be presenting on the “Preserving Appalachian Voices” project.

Conference program is available here.


Onsite registration is now available online at Spring 2022 Meeting Registration. Please note that this is an abbreviated form and some workshops and tours may no longer be available. 

  • MARAC is pleased to offer discounted rates for students and Saturday only attendance.
  • Is someone else in your organization responsible for payment? Enter their email address in the registration form and they will automatically receive a copy of the invoice that can be paid online through a link in the message or printed to send in with check payment.
  • If your employer is paying for your registration and you are personally paying for other activities, please review these instructions before registering.
  • For your convenience, you may join MARAC or renew your membership when you're registering with one easy payment.
  • Paper registration form can be downloaded here.

Questions about registration? Visit MARAC's Registration FAQ or contact the MARAC Administrator at [email protected].


Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center, Conference room rate: $139/night. Call hotel directly at (540) 564-0200 to reserve room. Deadline to register at group rate is February 28th.

Contact Mary Mannix at [email protected] with any hotel booking issues.

Financial Assistance

  • Visit MARAC Conference Scholarships to learn more about meeting scholarships and travel awards. Applications must be submitted by close of business on Thursday, February 10, 2022.
  • Lower your expenses by sharing a ride or hotel room.  Visit MARAC's Rideshare or Roommate finders to connect with other attendees.

Vendor Registration

Exhibit day will be Friday, March 25, 2022. Register online registration at Spring 2022 Vendor Registration or download the form here. For more information, contact the MARAC Vendor Coordinator, Nick Zmijewski, at [email protected].

Code of Conduct

MARAC is committed to providing a harassment-free environment for all participants, so we ask that you please abide by our Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct (adopted in 2017) encourages civil discourse and the free exploration of ideas and concepts–with a fundamental respect for the rights, dignity, and value of all persons.

 Contact the Meeting Planners

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs

Program Committee Co-Chairs


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