2015 MAAM Conference

October 21, 2015 – October 23, 2015 all-day

Building Communities: Embracing Diversity in All We Do
October 21-23, 2015
Philadelphia, PA
Proposals due: April 2, 2015

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.

Join MAAM in Philadelphia this October as we discuss Building Communities: Embracing Diversity in All We Do.  We invite you to contribute to the dialogue with a conference session proposal. Please consider a submitting a proposal on one of the following Building Communities topics:

  • Creating pathways for new audiences
  • Engaging community members
  • Reflecting diversity in boards, staff, programming, collections, and/or outreach
  • Accessing new fiscal resources
  • Social justice issues in museums

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 embrace controversy, 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 should include at least one museum professional. The MAAM Program Committee, comprising recognized museum professionals, will review all proposals.

As a part of this year’s Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums conference we will be offering offsite tours at venues throughout the city. Some of the places that we will be visiting include:

  • University City Museums and Galleries
  • Franklin Court and Franklin Museum
  • African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • The President’s House
  • Philadelphia History Museum
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Mütter Museum
  • Franklin Institute
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation
And these are just the places we currently have on the schedule! With so much to see and do in Philadelphia, what is not to love about the MAAM conference?

SUBMIT: Proposals must be submitted by 5 PM EST April 2, 2015 and will be reviewed by the MAAM Conference Program Committee. All sessions are 75 minutes. Please refer to the attached “Guidelines and Requirements for Conference Presenters.” Only complete submissions will be reviewed. Decisions regarding the selection of sessions will be e-mailed to the session chair by May 15, 2015.

To apply to be a presenter, please click here.

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