Photograph of a cannon under a blooming tree

Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas, Va.

Rob Shenk

Annual Conference

“The Wars that Forged America"

American Battlefield Trust Event
May 11 - 15, 2022

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 to remind those that are registered of their tour selections. Registration for changes and new attendees will reopen this summer! 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 Dinner for Color Bearers
                                Keynote Speaker, Wayne Motts, President of Gettysburg Foundation
                                "Visitors, Viewsheds and Videos at America's Greatest Battlefield!"

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 

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