Upcoming MARAC Conferences


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Fall 2015



October 8-10, 2015

Roanoke, Virginia

  Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (a DoubleTree by Hilton)

rate: $172
Sponsored by Virginia Tech Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA)





Norfolk Southern Roanoke College Hollins University



The Local Area Arrangements and Program Committees welcome you to the October 8-10, 2015 MARAC meeting in Roanoke, Virginia.  Drawing inspiration from the Blue Ridge Mountains that serve as the backdrop for our meeting, the theme “Moving Mountains: Ingenuity and Innovation in Archives” attempts to capture one characteristic that the archival profession and the people of Appalachia have in common—the ability to make do with what one has and yet find ways to move forward within those constraints. Read more from the Roanoke Meeting Program.

Click here register using an online form.

Click here to download a registration form pdf to print and mail.

Click here to view and download the Roanoke Conference Program.



Conference Hotel

Our meeting will be held at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (a DoubleTree by Hilton). The MARAC room block at the Hotel Roanoke has filled up quickly!

We recommend that you always check with the conference hotel first to see if a room has opened up and at this time, please call them directly at (540) 985-5900.  We also recommend that you call them if you need to make any changes to your reservation and they do offer free shuttle service from the airport.


Overflow Hotel

If you are unable to reserve a room at the conference hotel, MARAC also has a room block at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel for $169. The Sheraton is approximately 5 miles from the conference hotel with free shuttle service from the airport.

Please call the Sheraton at 888-625-5132 and be sure to reference the group - MARAC Overflow Block. Or reserve online at:




Use the following spreadsheets to find fellow MARAC Roanoke 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 October 17, 2015, one week after the MARAC conference ends.

Click here for the rideshare spreadsheet

Click here for the roomshare spreadsheet



Click here to register online!
Click here to download/print a registration form to send by mail


Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs: Linda Angle Miller (Roanoke College) lmiller@roanoke.edu and Beth Harris (Hollins University) bharris@hollins.edu 

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Caringola (University of Maryland) ecaringo@umd.edu and Jessica Johnson (Virginia Commonwealth University) jejohnson2@vcu.edu 

Spring 2016

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

Image of downtown Pittsburgh

 (Photograph by Miriam Meislik)


Call for Proposals Announcement

The initial call for proposals period has ended, but please be on the lookout for calls for presenters to fill out existing sessions.  Please also be on the lookout this fall for a call for student poster presentations.   If you already submitted a proposal, please know that it is under review, and we will let you know of its status by August 14, 2015.

We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh for Archival Confluence: Connecting Theory and Practice.

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 - 6, 2016
Annapolis, MD

Westin Annapolis Hotel
Room Rate:$189


Local Arrangements Committee Chair: Arian Ravanbakhsh (National Archives and Records Administration) adravan@gmail.com

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