Fall 2022 Conference
50th Anniversary Meeting

October 19-22, 2022
College Park, MD 


Conference Hotel

Marriott Hotel

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783
Phone icon (301) 985-7300

Conference room rate: $179/night 
Last day to book at group rate is
Tuesday, September 27th 

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For over 150 years, College Park has been an area of innovating firsts in agriculture, flight, and education. No wonder when 33 archivists decided to meet to discuss issues relating to archives, it was in the Katherine Anne Porter Room (then located in McKeldin Library) at the University of Maryland in College Park. There, an organization of archivists from the mid-Atlantic region was created on June 23, 1972. The organization became known as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC). College Park and the University of Maryland are pleased to welcome you to celebrate MARAC’s 50th Anniversary!

We invite you to participate in the Fall 2022 Conference’s lineup of sessions, workshops, three plenaries, two receptions plus the Meet & Greet, and nine tours, all spread across four days instead of three. Our program theme, “Our Roots Illuminate Our Future,” will provide an opportunity to look back at 50 years of archival camaraderie, education, and progress, and see how we can use our past to illuminate the future of our profession and MARAC.

Our program offers sessions that explore our past and our future. We have sessions on topics such as documenting diverse communities, activism, and invisible histories; sharing community oral histories; repairing historical narratives and addressing past practices; exploring how the profession handled the pandemic; increasing accessibility; and working with digital collections. Workshop participants can immerse themselves in a variety of useful topics such as starting a digitization program, dating early photographs, gaining project management skills, crafting compelling exhibits, and genealogy for archivists.

You won’t want to miss it! So, what are you waiting for? Check out the program and register NOW!

Call for Poster Session Proposals

We are seeking poster session proposals for the Fall 2022 MARAC conference. The dedicated time for poster sessions will be Friday, October 21st from 3:15 to 3:45pmPoster Sessions can come from professionals and from students. 

The conference theme “Our Roots Illuminate Our Future” provides the opportunity for posters to reflect on the history of MARAC as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. However the theme also provides the opportunity to reflect on the broader archival story and how events in our history have played a role in shaping the archival profession today. Posters can also explore the future of the archival profession and current issues that impact archivists today.

The deadline to submit poster session proposals is August 26, 2022. Please use the form at https://forms.gle/qSKBqijN4XNE8FbM6 to submit proposals.

Questions? Contact Sharmila Bhatia at [email protected]

50 for the Future

MARAC’s 50th Anniversary is an exciting milestone, and in celebrating MARAC's accomplishments, we are also looking forward to the future possibilities. Join us in making a donation or participating in the Silent Auction at College Park  to support another 50 years of MARAC!



Register online at Fall 2022 Meeting Registration or download the form to mail in. 

  • MARAC is excited to offer a one day Retiree Homecoming Rate for Thursday as well as discounted rates for students and for 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.

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

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, September 8, 2022.
  • Lower your expenses by sharing a ride or hotel room.  Visit MARAC's Rideshare or Roommate finders to connect with other attendees.


College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783, (301) 985-7300. Conference room rate: $179/night. Last day to book at group rate is Tuesday, September 27th.  Click HERE to reserve your room.

Vendor Registration

Exhibit day will be Friday, October 21, 2022. Register online registration at Fall 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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