2017 Annual Meeting – Pittsburgh, PA
Speakers
  • Start10:00 AM - Oct 19 2017
  • End11:01 AM - Oct 21 2017
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Making Museums Matter: From Advocacy to Action

Museums connect people with artifacts and ideas that present diverse perspectives. Whatever challenges our country and communities may face, museums will continue to play a vital role through the interpretation of different cultures, the facilitation of difficult conversations, and the presentation of fact-based information. The 2017 MAAM conference in Pittsburgh, PA will examine how museums respond to those challenges and opportunities of today, along with addressing best practices in technology, interpretation, and collection-related issues.

Submitting proposals

The annual meeting is the perfect opportunity to introduce theoretical or philosophical frameworks that explore daily issues shared by all. Sessions should present differing perspectives that constructively enliven the session, and reflect the conference theme. You do not need to be the “expert” to propose or organize a session. Vendors are also welcome to submit proposals, but all panels must include at least one museum professional. The MAAM Program Committee, comprising recognized museum professionals, will review all proposals and may suggest ways that a session can be strengthened. The Program Committee reserves the right to edit the submitted proposal narrative to accurately reflect the session content and market the annual meeting in the electronic preliminary and final print programs.

Please consider submitting a proposal on one of the following conference theme topics:

  • Attracting diverse employees
  • Using social media and digital marketing technologies
  • Mining museum collections to tell new stories for a variety of audiences
  • Obtaining the skills, training, and experience to meet the needs of the “new museum”
  • Developing programs and exhibitions related and in response to political and social justice issues
  • Developing programs on racial and ethnic experiences beyond typical or stereotypical interpretations
  • Building collaborative community partnerships
  • Marketing, PR, and engagement to and with new and diverse audiences
  • Addressing “one and done” programming and long-term inclusion goals
  • Creating new paradigms for 21st century learners
  • Addressing changes in funding sources
  • Communicating the importance of museums to the public
  • Developing advocacy tools to lobby with your local, state, and federal representatives to protect museums
  • Collecting the Contemporary Experience

More information and proposal deadlines coming soon…

 

About the Annual Meeting

MAAM, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, represents current and emerging museum professionals, organizations, institutions and museum service providers via a collective forum in order to enhance and elevate the image of museums and educate individuals on an array of field-specific studies and programs. The MAAM annual meeting is an important gathering of museum stakeholders and provides a dynamic opportunity to share and exchange ideas.


The 2017 MAAM conference in Pittsburgh, PA will examine how museums respond to challenges and opportunities of today, along with addressing best practices in technology, interpretation, and collection-related issues.

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