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!
Wed, September 14 - Sat, September 17, 2016
2016 Michigan Museum Assoc Conference: The Spirit of Rebirth
Venue: The Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront
The 2016 Michigan Museums Association Conference
will be held jointly with the American Association for State and Local History in Detroit on September 14-17. Collectively and individually, we are constantly evolving, embracing new opportunities, and reacting to forces beyond our control. Navigating these contemporary challenges, while facing an unpredictable future, requires periodically re-thinking our direction. In doing so, we rely on the past for context, examples, and inspiration. The role of a public historian is especially critical during times of transition. Meanwhile, we must anticipate changes within our profession. The shifting demographics of our audiences and our offices; the increasing pressure on our finances and partnering organizations; and questions about the relevance of our work in a nation beset by discordant political dialogue all require self-reflection. We need to review the assumptions that have served us to this point, question old processes, and ponder outdated interpretations. In the spirit of Detroit, we gather to celebrate our achievements, but with the courage to build new models for the road ahead.
Thu, September 22 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Museums Alaska/Alaska Historical Society 2016 Conference
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.
Sun, September 25 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Western Museums Association 2015 Annual Meeting
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.
Wed, October 26 - Fri, October 28, 2016
2016 nma conf: "Charting a Course to Community Connection"
Incline Village,, Nevada
Venue: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Spa, Resort, & Casino
More details coming soon!