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Wed, May 4 - Sat, May 7, 2016
The NGS 2016 Family History Conference External Event Page
Arlington, Virginia
Venue: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The NGS 2016 Family History Conference will find genealogists from around the country gathering in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 4–7 May 2016 for a four-day conference with more than 150 lectures on a wide range of topics. Topics like federal records, the law and genealogy, methodology, analysis and problem solving, military and land records, DNA, BCG Skillbuilding, and the use of technology. Among the local topics planned are Florida and Caribbean research. Registration for the conference and all related events opens on 1 December 2015.
For more information, please call 703-525-0050 or email ngs@ngsgenealogy.org.
Wed, May 4 - Sat, May 7, 2016
InterActivity 2016: Collective Impact - Association of Children's Museums External Event Page
Arlington, Virginia
Venue: Hosted by Stepping Stones Museum for Children; Norwalk, CT
Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this conference where we will examine the roles children’s museums can play in driving community outcomes. To solve complex problems such as kindergarten readiness and the achievement gap, it takes a community-wide effort. Children’s museums are uniquely positioned to serve as community conveners, leaders, and contributors to help resolve these complex problems. They provide a neutral yet supportive space for an entire community to consider the issues that affect children and families. These practices and partnerships form the central theme of InterActivity 2016: Collective Impact. Join ACM and Stepping Stones Museum for Children for a new kind of conference experience, one that gets attendees out into the local community as well as bringing the community into the conference. Programming will feature the museum’s collaborations with Norwalk ACTS—an integrated coalition of resources to improve children’s educational and social opportunities as well as their emotional and physical well-being—the Connecticut Energy and Efficiency Fund, Literacy How, and a public/private partnership between museum educators, health professionals, community leaders, schools, and volunteers to promote healthy lifestyles. Geoffrey Canada, known for his pioneering work helping children and families through the Harlem Children’s Zone and as thought leader and passionate advocate for education reform, will be honored at the conference with ACM’s 2016 Great Friend to Kids Award. Mr. Canada will deliver a keynote address following the award ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
For more information, please call 703-224-3100
Thu, May 26 - Sun, May 29, 2016
2016 AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo; Washington DC External Event Page
Washington, District of Columbia
Venue: Walter E.Washington Convention Center
Join us in the United States capital at the American Alliance of Museums 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo to explore how the themes of power, influence and responsibility shape the work of museums in the U.S. and around the world. Museums are powerful community assets economically, culturally, educationally, and as places to convene and discuss issues of the day. They memorialize historic events and bear witness to political and social change. They strive to foster healthy dialogue and provide a venue for healing and renewal. Museums use their power to teach respect for cultural differences and foster community cohesion and sustainability. How is your museum using its power?
For more information, please call 202-289-9131
Wed, June 22 - Fri, June 24, 2016
2016 Annual Conference for Washington Museum Association External Event Page
Yakima, Washington
Venue: Tacoma, Washington
Share your expertise, gather panelists to debate a topic and create a learning opportunity!
For more information, please call 206-296-8688 or email eric.taylor@4culture.org.
Thu, September 22 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Museums Alaska/Alaska Historical Society 2016 Conference External Event Page
Juneau, Alaska
Venue: The conference will be using a series of museums and cultural centers around downtown Juneau.
Conference Theme – “Mission Possible: Creating Opportunity” :Mission is the driving force for everything museums do. It expresses institutional focus, purpose, and role within the community. The mission is the basis for key planning, policy making, and operational decisions. The 2016 Museums Alaska Annual Meeting will be in Juneau, to celebrate the opening of the new State Library, Archives, and Museum (SLAM) facility. As the state faces a changing economic landscape, the conference will explore ways in which museums and cultural centers can create opportunities through flexible, forward-thinking approaches that are driven by mission. The 2016 Museums Alaska/Alaska Historical Society conference will be held in Juneau, Alaska, September 22-24. Interested in helping plan? Contact Hayley Chambers or Molly Conley (2016 Program Committee co-chairs) to get involved.
For more information, please call 907-306-3409 or email director@museumsalaska.org.
Sun, September 25 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Western Museums Association 2015 Annual Meeting External Event Page
Tacoma, Washington
Venue: Fairmont San Jose
The Western Museums Associated (WMA) is excited celebrate it?s 80th Anniversary at the 2015 Annual Meeting in San Jose on October 24-27. This year, the WMA is focusing on training, networking, and specific professional tracks that include Business, Leadership/Careerpath, Collections, Community Engagement, Technology, and Visitor Experiences. The 2015 Program promises to provide a multitude of perspectives representative of today?s museum landscape, and continue the WMA?s rich tradition of provocative programming and educational opportunities.
Need help asking for funding to attend a WMA Annual Meeting? Review our Justification Toolkit on our website.
For more information, please call 707-433-4701 or email wma@westmuse.org.