Upcoming MARAC Conferences


Spring 2014


When: April 24-26, 2014
Where: Rochester, New York
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Rochester
Room rate: $123

Here in Rochester, we offer you the chance to explore a city with a vibrant past that served as the home for historical figures such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony and George Eastman. Rochester is a city celebrated for its rich history of innovation, and the Local Arrangements and Program Committees have assembled a diverse program filled with tours and sessions to challenge and interest both archivists just beginning their careers and those with decades of experience. Many of the sessions focus on one or more of the conference’s three Rochester-inspired themes, “Film, Freedom, and Feminism,” but other sessions address a variety of additional topics as well. Beyond considerations of the sessions’ content, the Program Committee has ensured that this conference program is bursting with new ways of presenting information and of teaching, including a hands-on Wikipedia edit-a-thon, roundtables, and many opportunities for audience interaction. The program looks at the archival enterprise broadly, sometimes focusing on history, sometimes on initiating a discussion to develop a new archives project, sometimes on little seen types of archival records. The aim here is to present a rich world of possibility for your consideration.  Read More from the Rochester Conference Program.

Click here to view the Conference Program.

Hotel reservation is available for the MARAC meeting in Rochester, N.Y., April 24-26, 2014! Reservations may be made by phone or on the web at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/MARAC2014  by 5:00 pm on April 3, 2014 for the special rate. When registering please identify yourself as part of the MARAC group. The MARAC room rate is $123.00 per room per night, plus state and local taxes. 


To meet the needs of our members attending the Spring 2014 (April 24-26, 2014) conference in Rochester, NY, MARAC has contracted an additional block of rooms at the Rochester Plaza, located at 70 State Street . Please see www.rochesterplaza.com. The room rate is $123 per night, plus state and local taxes, which are estimated to be 14%. This is the same cost as the meeting hotel and the rate is good through 31 March 2014. The hotels are an estimated 5 minute walk from each other. The three letter reservation code for MARAC Spring 2014 is "MAR". This code can be used to make on-line reservations at www.rochesterplaza.com or over the phone reservations at 1-866-826-2831 or 585-546-3450 ~ Ask for Reservations.


Use the following spreadsheets to find fellow MARAC Rochester 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.

The spreadsheets are intended for informational use only. It 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 after the MARAC conference ends.

Click here for the Rideshare spreadsheet

Click here for the Roomshare spreadsheet


Navigators will agree to meet with new members before or during the conference to help them take better advantage of the networking and educational opportunities the meeting has to offer.

Please fill out the following form if you are interested in serving as a navigator or would like to be matched with a navigator for the Spring Meeting in Rochester, NY.

Click here for the Navigator Form.


Click here to register online!
Click here to download/print a registration form to send by mail (151 KB PDF file). 
Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs: Lori Birrell (University of Rochester) lori@birrell.us and Brian Keough (University at Albany-SUNY) bkeough@albany.edu.

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Geof Huth (New York State Archives) geofhuth@gmail.com and Susan Kline (Columbia University) susan.m.kline@gmail.com . Assistant Co-Chair: Geoff Williams (University at Albany-SUNY) gwilliams@uamail.albany.edu.


Fall 2014

When: October 16-18, 2014
Where: Baltimore, Maryland
Hotel: Embassy Suites Baltimore
Room rate: $169

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs: Lindsey Loeper (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) lloepe1@umbc.edu and Nadia Nasr (Towson University) nnasr@towson.edu.

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Arian Ravanbakhsh (National Archives & Records Administration) adravan@gmail.com and Laura Drake Davis (James Madison University) davisld@jmu.edu.


Spring 2015

When: March 19-21, 2015
Where: Boston, Massachusetts
Hotel: Boston Park Plaza
rate: $159

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chair: Katy Rawdon (Temple University)krawdon@temple.edu

Program Co-Chair: Sharmila Bhatia (National Archives & Records Administration) sharmila.bhatia@nara.gov.

Interested in helping out? Contact Mary Mannix at mkmannix@gmail.com.