2018 Annual Meeting

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The 2018 Michigan Archival Association Annual Meeting will be held June 14-15, 2018, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bay City, Michigan!

Join your colleagues for professional development and networking in a lovely environment located on the riverfront and within walking distance of Center Avenue Historic District.

Call for Poster Proposals
The call is out for poster proposals for the 2018 MAA Annual Meeting! Proposal submissions will be accepted through Friday, April 13, 2017. For more details and to submit a proposal view the Proposal Form.

View the 2018 MAA Program in downloadable PDF format.

Keynote Speaker
Joining us this year as our keynote speaker will be Ric Mixter, renowned shipwreck historian, who will speak on ships and shipwrecks local to the Saginaw River Valley.

Pre-Conference Workshop
Sarah M. Dorpinghaus, Director of Digital Services at the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center, will lead our pre-conference workshop, “Scan Everything?!: How to Plan and Implement a Large Scale Digitization Project”, Wednesday, June 13, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Tours on Wednesday, June 13, include a guided walking tour Bay City’s historic downtown and a pub and candy shop crawl. On Thursday, June 14, join us for a tour of City Hall and an open house of the Bay County Historical Society and its historical museum!

The conference reception will be held Thursday, June 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Historical Museum of Bay County.

Registration rates include all sessions, lunch & refreshments on Thursday and Friday, and the Thursday reception. Costs for the pre-conference workshop and tours are not included; please see the Conference Program for more detail.

Early Bird, MAA Members, postmarked by April 25, 2018: $75.00
MAA Members, postmarked by May 16, 2018: $85.00
Non-members, postmarked by May 16, 2018: $95.00
Students, postmarked by May 16, 2018: $50.00
One-day registration, postmarked by May 16, 2018: $50.00

After May 16, you must register on-site or online. The on-site rate is $105 for two days, and $60 for one day.

Now, two ways to register!

  • Fill out and mail the Registration Form included in the Conference Program. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by May 16.


Hotel Information
Most of the conference activities will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Bay City. Located at 1 Wenonah Park Place, the DoubleTree offers scenic views of the river and is within walking distance to downtown restaurants, bars, and over 100 specialty shops and attractions.

Conference attendees and guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi and parking. Amenities include a pool, fitness room, business center, and a restaurant/bar lounge.

A block of overnight rooms has been reserved for Wednesday and Thursday, June 13 and 14. A double bed with a view is $125 per night. Standard double rooms are $115 per night. These rates do not include state and local taxes. The reservation deadline for a guaranteed room and reduced rate is May 23, 2018. Please call 989-891-6000 or 800-222-TREE and refer to the Michigan Archival Association to receive the negotiated room rate.


Call for Program Proposals
The call for program proposals has now closed.

Image: Postcard, “Promenade At Wenona Beach Park, Bay City, Mich.”, From the Collections of The Henry Ford.



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