From Museums in Conversation:
New York State’s Museums in Conversation conference will be held April 14-16, 2013 in Syracuse, New York. This year’s theme is What Does it Mean to Be Diverse?
Museums and heritage organizations all across the state are working every day with incredibly diverse populations: Alzheimer’s patients, new immigrants, youth at risk (and their parents), and pre-schoolers and teens to name but a few. Our institutions cultivate new generations of volunteers, board members and staff to bring fresh perspectives that revitalize our work. Diversifying audiences, programs, collections, and community relationships begins with an organizational commitment that must be a shared responsibility. How will you participate and help your peers through this important conversation taking place at the 2013 Conference? Museums in Conversation encourages you to hold your ideas in the palm of your hand to allow them to be picked up and used by others!
The deadline for a full proposal is September 14, 2012. If you have an idea for a discussion topic, but not a full presentation, or if you are seeking additional contributors, fill out the topic-only form by July 20, 2012. Both forms are available on the conference website.