Program, Special Events

Special Events

MAC Pals Reception

Thursday, May 5 | 5:15-6:15pm

MAC Pals, come to a reception to meet up with your pal! This informal program pairs Annual Meeting veterans with first-time attendees and helps newcomers make the most of their time at the conference. This is an informal chance to meet your match (be sure to register by April 7!), share conference-going tips, and network. The reception will take place at the hotel and allows you time to prepare for the Opening Reception as well. Light refreshments will be provided.

More information about MAC Pals can be found here.


Opening Reception at the Wisconsin Historical Society

Thursday, May 5 | 6:30-8pm

The opening reception will take place at the Wisconsin Historical Society, which boasts one of the largest North American history collections in the nation. Enjoy an evening in the Beaux Arts building where we’ll celebrate MAC’s 50th anniversary and revel in spending time together with colleagues. The reception will feature a pop-up exhibit from the Historical Society’s museum and archival collections in the historic library reading room.

We are pleased to provide shuttle buses between the conference hotel and the reception location. Buses will run in a continuous loop between the two sites from 6-9 p.m. on 15 minutes increments, picking up from the front door of the hotel. Be sure to wear your conference badge to gain admission.


Poster Sessions

Friday, May 6 | 9am-5pm (breaks with presenters available from 9:45-10:15am and 3-3:30pm)

Poster sessions offer attendees the chance to see projects and research conducted by colleagues, from students to new archivists to career veterans. Poster presenters will be present to discuss their research on Friday, during both the morning and afternoon breaks.


MAC Members’ Meeting

Friday, May 6 | 3:30-5 pm

The Members’ Meeting is open to all MAC members. Here you will learn about new MAC developments and activities, as well as recognize your MAC peers who are being presented with awards. Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of MAC’s founding! President Tamar Chute will present the State of MAC address and inform attendees about upcoming MAC meetings and events.


Restaurant Tours

Friday, May 6 | 6 pm

The Local Arrangements Committee will host several restaurant tours at some of their favorite local restaurants. Sign-up sheets will be posted near the registration area Wednesday-Friday with details about each restaurant. More details coming soon!

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