Hotel reservation is now 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.
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.