RACO 2012 Registration Opens Today

The National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) Records Administration Conference (RACO) is for Federal records officers, records management professionals, information managers and information technology professionals with an interest in Federal records and information management.

RACO 2012 is a half-day conference with no fees, but a limited number of seats are available in the theater. Registration will open Today, August 8, 2012, and will be first come, first served!

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 25, 2012 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: National Archives and Records Administration’s McGowan Theater located at 7th and Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.   The program will also be webcasted via live streaming on USTREAM (instructions below).

THEME: “Developing a 21st Century Framework for Records Management.”

This year’s program focuses on the implications of the Presidential Memorandum on Managing Government Records and case studies of the 2012 Archivist Achievement Award (AAA) winners.

REGISTRATION:  RACO 2012 registration will begin on August 8, 2012, through NARA’s Learning Management System.

There are two options to participate in RACO 2012. One option is the traditional “live attendance”registration process via NARA’s Records Management Training Learn Center (LMS).  Registration is a two-part process.  After an initial registration in the LMS, an additional form with more specific information is required to expedite the registration process.

We also intend to make RACO 2012 available by remote streaming on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/raco2012 and using the password: RACO2012 to access the webcast (when the feed goes live on September 25).

For specific registration inquiries, please contact the RACO Registrar via email at nara.recordsmgttraining@nara.gov.

For more information, visit the RACO 2012 website at



About Arian Ravanbakhsh

Records Management Policy Analyst in the Office of the Chief Records Officer.
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2 Responses to RACO 2012 Registration Opens Today

  1. Rebecca says:

    Can I ask why this even is scheduled concurrent with the ARMA International conference in Chicago? I know several records managers who would be interested in attending RACO, but will be at ARMA instead. In the future, could you possibly take other events into account when planning RACO?


  2. Rebecca, thanks for the comment. We do realize that the ARMA Annual Conference is closing on the 25th. Don Rosen, our Director of Policy Analysis and Enforcement will be attending ARMA and will be leading a Federal Roundtable on Sunday. The topics at the Roundtable are similar to those that will be presented at RACO this year. In addition, the RACO event will be streamed live and the video will be made available here on the blog. So, we understand that the schedules conflict this year, but hope that you will still watch the video to catch the information presented at RACO. For details, keep reading the blog.


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