Sat, March 12 - Tue, March 15, 2016
VAM 2016 Conference Theme: A Revolution in Traditions
Venue: The Williamsburg Lodge - Williamsburg, Virginia
With a location steeped in history and features the “Historic Triangle” of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, the concepts of the traditional museum and the museum of the future emerge. How are museums and cultural institutions breaking out of traditional models and reaching beyond their walls to engage and inspire? Whether it is by reaching new audiences, creating new exhibition design, using new technologies, or researching new ideas, VAM's 2016 Annual Statewide Conference will reflect on A Revolution in Traditions and the changing mindset that is occurring at museums across Virginia and around the globe.
Wed, May 4 - Sat, May 7, 2016
The NGS 2016 Family History Conference
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.
Wed, May 4 - Sat, May 7, 2016
InterActivity 2016: Collective Impact - Association of Children's Museums
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.
Wed, June 22 - Fri, June 24, 2016
2016 Annual Conference for Washington Museum Association
Venue: Tacoma, Washington
Share your expertise, gather panelists to debate a topic and create a learning opportunity!