Welcome to the Midwest Archives Conference

Join hundreds of archivists, curators and information professionals from our 13-state region and beyond to find out what MAC has to offer you. There are a number of tools available on this site to help current MAC members connect to other members, learn about upcoming events, manage their online profiles and much more! Please login for full access. Read our latest news and announcements below.

Speakers Bureau

MAC Speakers Bureau is accepting submissions to host an educational workshop for 2020. The Speakers Bureau page has further information about the program, including details on the host institution's responsibilities. Workshops provided through the Speakers Bureau support continuing education opportunities across the Midwest at minimal cost.

If interested in submitting a MAC Workshop Host Institution Interest Form, the procedures have changed this year. Requests to host events for the upcoming year will be accepted until December 1. Schedule prioritization will be given to groups that have not hosted another Speaker's Bureau event in the 3 years prior. Potential host institutions will be notified in January 2020 whether or not their request will be funded.

Here is a list of
 Workshop Proposals that hosts may choose from.


If you have any questions, please contact Speakers Bureau Coordinators Brad Houston or Kathryn Kuntz.

Upcoming Meetings in 2020

The Midwest Archives Conference will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting May 6-9, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. An election year presents a year for choice in leadership, but it is also about the power of decisions. Who makes them, where they are made, when they are made, and most importantly what decisions do you make as an archivist. More information about registration and hotel rooms will be available soon. 

MAC will return to Indianapolis for the 2020 Fall Symposium with a special focus on outreach and archives. The Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Society of Indiana Archivists (although anyone can attend!).

MAC 2019 Election Results 

Congratulations to MAC’s newly-elected officials!

  • President: Erik Moore, University of Minnesota. 
  • Secretary: Jennie Thomas, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Council: Katie Blank, Marquette University; Daria Labinsky, Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
  • Nominating Committee: Cynthia Ghering, Michigan State University; Letha Johnson, University of Kansas

Thank you to all of the candidates who ran for office and who participated in the election process.

2017 Membership Survey

Results of the 2017 MAC Membership Survey may now be viewed here

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