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Wed, September 14 - Sat, September 17, 2016
2016 Michigan Museum Assoc Conference: The Spirit of Rebirth External Event Page
Detroit, Michigan
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 We need to review the assumptions that have served us to this point, question old processes, and ponder outdated interpretations.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.
For more information, please call 313-334-7643 or email lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org.
Fri, September 16 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Ninth International Conference on The Inclusive Museum External Event Page
Cincinnati, Ohio
Inclusive Museum Knowledge Community: a conference and journal founded in 2008, exploring the future role of museums, with a particular focus on how they can become more inclusive.
For more information, please call 217-328-0405 or email support@onmuseums.com.
Sun, September 18 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Florida Association of Museums Annual Conference & Expo - 2016 External Event Page
Pensacola, Florida
Venue: The Pensacola Grand
History, Challenge & Innovation -- 30 Years of FAM
For more information, please call 850-222-6028
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.
Wed, October 26 - Fri, October 28, 2016
2016 nma conf: "Charting a Course to Community Connection" External Event Page
Incline Village,, Nevada
Venue: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Spa, Resort, & Casino
More details coming soon!
Wed, November 16 - Sat, November 19, 2016
2016 Annual Conference New Mexico Association of Museums External Event Page
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Venue: Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)
2016 Annual Conference titled "Voices" will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico from November 16-19, 2016. The Host Site: Institute of American Indian Arts. Museum & educational center dedicated to Native American contemporary art plus history & culture.
For more information, please email contact.nmam@gmail.com.
Sun, April 2 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Ohio Museums Association 2017 Annual Conference External Event Page
Toledo, Ohio
Venue: check OMA website
The one thing constant is change. With our world growing more complex every day, change within museums isn’t just inevitable, it’s necessary to remain critical, meaningful and relevant to our communities. Across Ohio, museums are using this idea to transform their institutions – paving the way with innovative programming and ideas, audience engagement, sustainability, collections care and more – to enhance and support their mission and better serve their community. With the wealth of innovation happening in Ohio museums comes the opportunity for us to share knowledge- what’s worked, what didn’t, and what we learned from it all. Join us in Toledo, April 2nd and 3rd as we explore these topics and more at the 2017 Ohio Museums Association’s Annual Conference, Transforming Museums: Secrets to Success. OMA is looking for innovative and engaging sessions that will create an interactive experience for our conference attendees.
For more information, please email oma@ohiohistory.org.
Sun, June 18 - Wed, June 21, 2017
2017 Annual Conference Virginia Association of Museums External Event Page
ROANOKE,, Virginia
Venue: Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
VAM is excited to travel to Virginia's Blue Ridge for its 49th annual meeting, and we appreciate your interest in taking part. As the premier organization supporting the vast museum community in the Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia, we provide quality continuing education and fun networking events for our members at affordable rates. VAM's conference brings together nearly 500 museum professionals, students and businesses from across the east coast for one of the largest state museum conferences in the country.
For more information, please call 804-358-3170