Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas, Va.
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Annual Conference

“The Wars that Forged America"

American Battlefield Trust Event

American Battlefield Trust Annual Conference
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
14750 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

The Annual Conference has been rescheduled for May 11 - 15, 2022. We will be sending out notifications in May to remind those that are registered of their tour selections. Registration for changes and new attendees will reopen by June 1, 2021. We are looking forward to resuming our in-person events soon!


Main Host Hotel 

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
14750 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151


  • The group room rate is $159+/night.
  • To make your hotel reservations, you can visit this link for online booking, or call the hotel at 703-818-0300 and ask for the American Battlefield Trust group rate. 
  • Reservations must be made by Monday, April 18, 2022 (or until the room block is full) to receive the reduced group rate. 

Annual Conference Pricing

Color Bearer Registration

Our Color Bearer members, at a Division level or higher, receive complimentary registration to the Annual Conference, as follows:

  • Division – Total 2 free registrations
  • Corps – Total 4 free registrations
  • National – Total 5 free registrations

Standard Registration

$645: General Admission; until December 15, 2021

$695: General Admission; after December 15, 2021


If the continuation of COVID restrictions requires us to once again postpone this event, we will offer a full refund or or continue to carryover registrations until we can meet in person.

  • 100% refund if cancelled by May 1, 2022 (this includes carryover registrants from the postponed 2020 and 2021 conferences)

  • 25% refunds if cancelled from May 1 - 15, 2022.

  • No refunds after May 15, 2022.


Tentative Itinerary

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

2:00 to 6:00 pm: History Talks
2:00 to 9:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Open
2:00 to 9:00 pm: Registration open
8:00 to 8:30 pm: Welcome and Conference Briefing

Thursday, May 12, 2022

6:00 to 9:00 am: Coffee to-go station
6:30 to 8:00 am: Breakfast Buffet
7:30 am to 1:00 pm: Registration Open
8:00 am to 12:00 pm: History Talks
8:00 am to 12:30 pm: Tour off site for Color Bearers
8:00 am to 7:00 pm: Exhibit Hall open
1:00 to 2:30 pm: Opening lunch
3:00 to 5:00 pm: History Talks
6:30 to 9:00 pm: Reception and Author Dinner for Color Bearers

Friday, May 13, 2022

6:00 to 9:00 am: Coffee to-go station
6:30 to 8:00 am: Breakfast buffet
8:00 am to 5:00 pm: Off-site touring
8:00 to 9:00 pm: Photo Extravaganza

Saturday, May 14, 2022

6:00 to 9:00 am: Coffee to-go station
6:30 to 8:00 am:  Breakfast buffet
8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Off-site touring
6:45 to 7:30 pm: Reception
7:30 to 9:30 pm: Banquet and Awards Ceremony


Sunday, May 15, 2022

7:00 to 8:30 am: Coffee to-go station
8:30 to 9:30 am: Closing Breakfast 


Past notices regarding the 2020 Annual Conference postponement due to COVID-19

Updated March 30, 2021: We regret to announce that the 2021 Annual Conference has been postponed. We will be meeting in Chantilly, Virginia on Wednesday, June 2 through Sunday, June 6, 2021.  If you transferred your registration from 2020 to 2021, your tours are selected and you are all set. If you aren't registered, and would like to attend, please register below.  In the event that we are required to postpone this event again, you will be notified by email and this page will be updated.  
Updated March 30, 2020: Gov. Ralph Northam announced a “stay at home” order for the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective through June 10, 2020. Like residents of many states in this country, Virginians are being told to stay at home and gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.  Due to this new ordinance, we’ve been forced to postpone the 2020 American Battlefield Trust Annual Conference. If you are currently registered to attend the conference, please check your email for more information on this decision and how we plan to move forward with your refund or transfer options.  

Updated March 17, 2020: COVID-19 Outbreak: 2020 Annual Conference Registrants and Potential Registrants - We are closely monitoring the COVIID-19 outbreak. Please know that your health and safety is our most important concern. With regards to the 2020 Annual Conference, we are currently taking a wait and see approach since the conference doesn’t take place until June. We know that many of you may have questions about what happens if you aren’t comfortable attending the conference, or if we decide to cancel the conference. Please know that we will refund your registration fee if requested – we have updated our refund policy for a full refund through May 1.  The American Battlefield Trust staff will continue to monitor the situation. If the outbreak becomes more severe and we are forced to cancel the conference, we will refund your registration fee. 

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