Sun, December 13, 2020 - Tue, June 1, 2021
Small Museum Association 37th Annual Conference will be Virtual!
Out of an abundance of caution and an awareness that small museums need resources and want to share their experiences with others sooner than February, we have decided that rather than hold our beloved Small Museum Association Conference in person this year, we will be hosting a series of mini conferences in the form of interactive webinars. These will be about an hour long with time for questions, but if the discussion is lively, we can keep it going! ///// The theme for this year comes as no surprise: we want to talk about how small museum have or can respond to crisis with particular focus on the current health situation and on Black Lives Matter. However, a crisis may also be a flooded collections room, massive data loss, etc. We may even look to what museums have done in crises during decades past for inspiration or have a creative conversation about future crises and how to best to prepare. And how have museums preserved the memory of crises in the past? Whose narratives are presented and what objects are preserved? How should museums be recording this moment in history? ////// Our webinar series can be found on our website.
Mon, December 14, 2020 - Wed, April 28, 2021
California Association of Museums 2021 Virtual Summit
Santa Cruz, California
Venue: Virtual - schedule will be announced.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, CAM will not be hosting a traditional in-person conference in 2021. We are wishing for the health and safety of all, and hoping to gather again in person in 2022! In lieu of the annual conference, we will be hosting this series of virtual summits in the spring, dates to be determined. Please contact Lacey Lieberthal, CAM's Administrative & Program Coordinator, with questions or concerns. ///// 2021 Virtual Summits - Call for Ideas - The California Association of Museums (CAM) is requesting ideas and proposals for a series of virtual summits in Spring 2021. These virtual summits will address the following themes: /// New Models for Fundraising and Sustainability /// Advancing Equity and Inclusion /// Measuring and Communicating Social Impact ///
Contemporary Collecting //// Storytelling through Technology. //////
CAM is seeking case studies and speakers from the museum community that address these five themes, particularly from museum colleagues who are willing to share inspiring visions, successes, and/or lessons learned. Each proposal may be submitted as either a 10-minute case study, a 45-minute panel discussion with multiple presenters, or another format to be determined. Multiple proposals are encouraged!
Fri, February 5 - Sat, February 6, 2021
Florida Lighthouse Association PONCE INLET LIGHTHOUSE 2021 WINTER MEMBERSHIP EVENT
JOIN US AT THE FLORIDA LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION’S WINTER MEMBERSHIP EVENT AT THE PONCE INLET LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUM AND EXPLORE FIRSTHAND THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF THIS MAGNIFICENT SENTINEL. MEMBERS HAVE THE OPTION OF ATTENDING THIS EVENT IN PERSON OR VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM. //// We encourage you to visit the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse & Museum before, during, and after our meeting to learn more about the rich history of the Lighthouse and the Ponce Inlet area. The Light Station is considered one of the largest, most complete, and best-preserved historic lighthouse facilities in the nation, with all of its original buildings intact. Its nationally-known Ayers Davies Lens Exhibit Building houses one of the finest collections of restored Fresnel lenses in the world, including the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse’s rotating first order Fresnel lenses and the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse’s original fixed first order Fresnel lens. ///// You will have the opportunity on Saturday to be among the first to tour the late-19th
century Pacetti Hotel, which the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association recently acquired. ///// Meeting events begin on Friday, February 5, 2021, with committee meetings, the Board meeting, and a social hour at the Ponce Inlet Community Center, 4670 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL Ponce Inlet Community Center Link. The committee meetings will commence at 6:00 PM, EST, followed by the Board meeting at 7:00 PM, EST, and the social hour at about 8:00 PM, EST. Aunt Catfish’s On The River, Port Orange, FL, will provide sandwich boxes, consisting of a sandwich, fresh fruit cup, and homemade cookie. //// On Saturday, February 6, 2021, the membership meeting will be at the Ponce Inlet Community Center at 9:00 AM, EST. Aunt Catfish’s On The River will serve a buffet lunch at 11:30 AM, EST, consisting of beef burgundy, grilled tilapia, fresh green beans, mashed red potatoes, traditional coleslaw, cinnamon rolls, key lime pie, and coffee or iced tea. ///// After lunch, we will drive to the Lighthouse (1
The cost for this event will be $85 for members and $115 for non-members (non-member fee includes a 1-year membership in FLA), and includes the Friday night social, Saturday membership meeting, lunch, the Lighthouse climb on Saturday, and a donation to the Lighthouse General Fund.
Tue, February 9 - Fri, February 12, 2021
Public Lands Association VIRTUAL 2021 Annual Conference
Silver Spring, Maryland
Recognizing the challenges that COVID-19 presents to safely convening our members, partners and friends from across the nation, as well as the economic toll of the pandemic, PLA is moving our annual convention and trade show online in February 2021. Rest assured, we remain committed to high-level strategic dialogue, exceptional educational content, an engaging trade show experience, and plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues, peers and business partners. And we are excited for the new possibilities this approach opens up for our signature event! ///// PLA 2021 Critical Issues ///// Participate in our Virtual Trade Show; As of 11/16/2020 additional virtual booth space has become available. Space is limited -- register today to reserve your space. We are excited to host an engaging trade show experience with live booth hours and one-on-one appointments as part of our virtual event! Virtual booths in our trade show will be available for $1,300 per booth, with discounts available for PLA Corporate Partners.