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The information presented and the opinions expressed at ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2018 sessions and events are not necessarily endorsed by the CoSA, NAGARA, SAA or the 2018 Program or Host Committees. Conference organizers are committed to providing a harassment-free environment for its members and others who participate in its conferences, events, meetings, formal mentoring relationships, and online spaces. See SAA’s Code of Conduct.


Hotel Map


Evaluation Form


Registration Desk

A name badge is required for admission to all meetings, sessions, and events. You may pick up your name badge during the below dates/time.  To replace a lost badge, go to the Onsite Registration Desk during registration hours.

Tuesday, Aug. 14                     8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 15             8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, Aug. 16                   7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, Aug. 17                          7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, Aug. 18                    8:00 am – 10:00 am

Nursing Mothers’ Room
Conference organizers have arranged for attendee use of Park Tower 8205 as a lactation room during the conference. The room is equipped with a table, chairs, and mini-fridge. See map.

Special Needs
If you have any special needs in order to participate fully in the conference, please contact the SAA office via email at conference@archivists.org.  Should you require assistance onsite, speak with an SAA staff member at the Onsite Registration Desk.

The Host Committee: At Your Service!
Your DC-area colleagues have joined forces to staff the Advance Registration Desk – and provide you with the information you need to enhance your conference experience with repository tours and open houses, restaurant advice, ideas for on-your-own adventures, and tips on navigating the city and surrounding areas. Tap into the Host Committee’s great ideas and updates at https://archives2018dc.wordpress.com/.  Please bookmark the blog, stop by often, and feel free to tell us what you need to know.

We’re Wireless!
We’ve negotiated free Internet access for all conference attendees at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Center.  Network name: archives2018, Password: washingtondc

SAA Bookstore
Swing by the SAA Bookstore to browse and buy SAA’s latest titles or to chat about an idea you have for a book, module, article, or case study with Publications Editor Chris Prom, The American Archivist Editor Cal Lee, Director of Publishing Teresa Brinati, and Archival Outlook Coordinator Abigail Christian.

Tuesday, Aug. 14                        8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 15                8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, Aug. 16                     7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, Aug. 17                           7:30 am – 4:30 pm


Information Tables
Stop by the information tables to learn about your colleagues’ initiatives, contribute to our community service projects, and bid on silent auction items. Contact conference@archivists.org to reserve a table.

“Office Hours” in the Exhibit Hall

ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2018 is a great place to meet and greet – and SAA is delighted to offer representatives from our own and related organizations an opportunity to answer your questions and hear your ideas. See the Office Hours schedule.

SAA Career Center
Hosted by SAA’s Membership Committee, the Career Center provides services and opportunities for job seekers and employers.

Wednesday, Aug. 15   8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Thursday, Aug. 16    8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Friday, Aug. 17    8:00 am – 4:30 pm

     For Job Seekers:

  • Bring extra copies and post your résumé for prospective employers to see at the conference. 
  • Review job announcements and meet with employers. 
  • Get help polishing your résumé and/or consult with volunteer career advisors. (Attendees are invited to schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with an advisor. Please see the Career Development Subcommittee website for more information: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee.

     For Employers:

  • Post your position announcement(s) via the SAA Online Career Center or bring announcements to post onsite. 
  • Place your announcement(s) on file in the Career Center and expand your applicant pool. 
  • Meet job seekers and potential employees. Employers who participate in the Career Center will have the chance to meet and speak with job seekers in an informal and relaxed setting. Please see the Career Development Subcommittee website for more information: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee.


Mentoring Program Meet-and-Greet 
Are you seeking guidance on your professional development? Do you want to share your knowledge and experience with a fresh young talent? Stop by the Networking Café and learn about how SAA’s dynamic Mentoring Program can help you make the right connections. And if you’re already part of the Program, this is a great opportunity to meet your mentor or protégé in person! (Thursday, Aug. 16, 10 - 10:30am