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RACO 2012

by Arian Ravanbakhsh on September 24, 2012

Logo for RACO 2012

Just a reminder that our annual Records Administration Conference (RACO) is going to be held tomorrow morning at our downtown building. Registration has been closed for a while because we’ve reached the capacity of the McGowan Theater. However, this year, like we’ve done with the last couple of BRIDG Meetings, we will providing a live stream of the event.

To view RACO 2012 remotely, visit and use the password: RACO2012 to access the webcast. Detailed instructions on joining the UStream broadcast can be found at

Here is the planned schedule for Tomorrow’s RACO:

8:15 – 8:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Laurence Brewer, Director, National Records Management Program, NARA

William Bridges, Director, National Records Management Training Program

Recognition of FY 2012 Records Management Training Certificants

8:45 – 10:00 Understanding and Implementing the Presidential Records Management Directive 

Moderator, Jay Bosanko, Executive for Agency Services, NARA

Paul Wester, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government, NARA

Jeanette Plante, U.S. Department of Justice

Arian D. Ravanbakhsh, Records Management Policy Section, NARA

10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 10:45 Presentation of 2012 Archivist Achievement Awards 

Introduction, Paul Wester, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government, NARA

David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, NARA

10:45 – 12:15 Best Practices in Records Management 

Moderator, Margaret Hawkins, Director, Records Management Services, NARA

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of the Treasury

12:15 – 12:30 Closing Remarks 

Paul Wester, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government, NARA

In addition, you can join the conversation and ask questions by posting them to Twitter using the #raco12 hashtag. We will post any presentations and links to the video on our main RACO page and here on our blog in a few days.



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