MAC’s annual calendar features two important opportunities for professional development and networking. The Annual Meeting, held in the spring, features 400+ archivists and allied professionals in a traditional conference format in large Midwestern cities. The two and a half-day meeting includes workshops, concurrent sessions, a vendor fair, tours and opportunities for students and new professionals. In addition, the meetings feature social activities to grow our community connections.

In the autumn, MAC organizes a one and a half-day Symposium focused on a focused aspect of archival work. These meetings have attendance from 40-60 and are often held in smaller communities.

MAC is committed to promoting diverse, sustainable, harassment-free and family-friendly meetings and rely on members to volunteer in the successful implementation of all aspects of meeting planning. These individuals work with a professional membership services firm that assist MAC with core meeting activities.

Upcoming Meetings

2024 Annual Meeting
Des Moines, Iowa
May 2-4, 2024

2024 Fall Symposium
Quad Cities, Illinois
October 18-19, 2024

2025 Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dates TBD

Past Meetings – View a list of MAC’s past meetings since the beginning of the organization in 1972.  Recent meetings feature preserved conference programs.

Meeting Planning and Reports – Links to documents required by committees for planning and reporting.