Upcoming MARAC Conferences


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Do you want to bring MARAC to your hometown or favorite city? Do you have an idea for a program session? Do you have any thoughts about what you would like to see or experience at an upcoming MARAC meeting?
Contact Mary Mannix at mkmannix@gmail.com.


Spring 2016

When: April 14-16, 2016
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Hotel: Omni William Penn Hotel
Room rate: $159


Click here to register online

Click here to download and print a registration to mail in

Click here to view and download the Conference Program

The Local Arrangements and Program committees welcome MARAC to the April 14-16, 2016, meeting in Pittsburgh. We just can’t wait to show off the city and show you why Pittsburgh is such a highly-touted travel destination for culinary explorations, cultural heritage sites, and all things ARCHIVES! From your base at the historic and elegant Omni William Penn Hotel, you’ll be minutes away from world-class museums, acclaimed restaurants, and a collection of vibrant neighborhoods that combine rust-belt grit with modern cool. You’ll also be at the “confluence” of an engaging program that will help you learn from your colleagues and leave you inspired and ready to take on new archival challenges. Read More (from the Pittsburgh Conference Program). 


The Local Arrangements Committee has also created a website which provides an excellent overview of the Pittsburgh Conference at https://marac2016pittsburgh.wordpress.com/



Our meeting will be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel with a contracted room rate of $159. Please click on the link below to go directly to the hotel website for registration:





Use the following spreadsheets to find fellow MARAC Pittsburgh attendees to share rides and hotel rooms. These spreadsheets are editable by anyone and all attendees are welcome to use them. Once you have found a ride or roommate, please come back and edit your information accordingly.


The spreadsheets are intended for informational use only. This is not a matching service; you need to use the information on the spreadsheets to find people with whom to share rides and rooms. Please use good judgment and common sense when reaching out to strangers. MARAC and MARAC officers are not responsible for the contents of these spreadsheets or for any actions that result from using these spreadsheets. The spreadsheets will be deleted on April 23, 2016, one week after the MARAC conference ends.


Click here for the rideshare spreadsheet


Click here for the roomshare spreadsheet



Do you have advice to give about making the most of a MARAC conference?  Are you looking to get advice on how to make the most of a MARAC conference?  The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Membership Development Committee is offering a navigator matching service for the Spring meeting in Pittsburgh, PA (April 14-16, 2016). Navigators will agree to meet with new members before or during the meeting to help them take better advantage of the networking and educational opportunities the meeting has to offer.


Please fill out the form if you're interested in serving as a navigator or would like to be matched with a navigator.  Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will be matched if you fill out the form.


Image of downtown Pittsburgh

 (Photograph by Miriam Meislik)


Vendor Registration 

Click here to access the online vendor registration form.

Click here to view a pdf of the vendor registration form to print and mail.


Program Committee Co-ChairsEmily Cottle (Winthrop Group) emilyrcottle@gmail.com and Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh (Elizabethtown College) grover@etown.edu


Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs: David Grinnell (University of Pittsburgh) grinnell@pitt.edu and Molly Tighe  (Chatham University) mtighe1@chatham.edu

Fall 2016


 Image of Maryland state house.

 (Photo by Arian Ravanbakhsh)

November 3 - 5, 2016
Annapolis, MD

Westin Annapolis Hotel
Room Rate:$189


Call for Session Proposals: MARAC Fall 2016

The Program Committee for the Fall 2016 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference is seeking session proposals. The deadline for proposals is December 18, 2015. Read More...

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Susan McElrath (American University) mcelrath@american.edu and Amanda May (Naval History and Heritage Commandamandakossmay@gmail.com

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs: Arian Ravanbakhsh (National Archives and Records Administration) adravan@gmail.com and Kristine Kaske-Martin kkaske@gmail.com

Spring 2017


 Image of Newark


April 20 - 22, 2017
Newark, NJ

Best Western Robert Treat Hotel
Room Rate:$125


Local Arrangements Committee Tri-Chairs: Don Cornelius (New Jersey State Archives) donald.cornelius@sos.nj.gov, Laura Poll (Trenton Free Public Library) laurampoll@gmail.com and Elizabeth Surles (Institute of Jazz Studies) elizabeth.surles@rutgers.edu

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Jennie Levine Knies (Penn State Wiles -Barre) jak6029@psu.edu and Dale Patterson (United Methodist Church Archives) dpatterson@gcah.org .