Call for Annual Meeting Proposals

Museums aspire to educate, inspire, and enlighten. They are places for museum professionals and members of the public to build community and nurture creativity. Museums can also be places to address the issues that face our society today: inequality, polarizing politics, the climate crisis, and a seemingly omnipresent sense of division and outrage. This year’s conference is an opportunity for museums to come together and share how they work together and build creative, optimistic solutions and outcomes to address these challenges. Join us for round tables, panels, workshops, and tours that focus on projects both completed and in-progress as we explore our journey together and leave with a renewed sense of energy and hope. Please note priority will be given to proposed sessions that encourage a hands-on or collaborative experience.


  • All session proposals are due by 5:00pm EDT on Friday, May 31, 2024 and will be reviewed by the MAAM Annual Meeting Program Committee.
  • Sessions can be between 45-75 minutes in length and should be in an in-person format.
  • Please allow a minimum of 15 minutes for Q&A in your session.
  • Only complete submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • Decisions regarding the selection of sessions will be e-mailed to the session contact person by June 30, 2024.
  • Industry partners are also welcome to submit proposals, but all panels must include at least one museum professional as a session chair or panelist. This can include independent museum professionals or museum professionals in transition. 
  • At least one person on the panel must be a member of MAAM or must become a member of MAAM before the preliminary program is released. Please click here to become a member of MAAM or contact Michelle Paulus-Baumgarten at for more information.  
  • Please confirm that all of the proposed speakers are available for speaking during the October 8-10, 2024 conference dates before submitting a proposal. 
  • MAAM does not provide honorariums or travel reimbursement for session presenters or moderators; however there will be a discounted speaker registration rate available. It is session moderators’ responsibility to relay this policy to potential speakers.

Submit your proposal today here.

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