SUPPORTING AND PROMOTING
MAINE'S COLLECTING INSTITUTIONS

Annual Meeting and Conference

Maine Archives and Museums holds an annual conference each fall with a day-long slate of listening, learning, networking, and more.  The annual meeting of MAM's membership also takes place at the conference each year--this is your chance as a MAM member to vote on new officers or changes in policy, or to address issues that affect the organization and its membership.

The conference offers a mixture of sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and a dynamic keynote address that will leave you feeling recharged, connected, and inspired with new ideas to assist you in the care and management of your collecting institution.


Now accepting session proposals through June 15, 2017.

The Association of Maine Archives and Museums is seeking qualified presenters to submit session proposals that fit this theme and advance MAM’s mission to support and promote Maine’s collecting institutions. Session proposals will be considered in the following formats:

  • Panel Sessions—90-minute session block with two or more presenters discussing a topic that can inform or inspire participants in their work.
  • Workshops—90-minute block with one or more presenters offering hands-on opportunities for skill building.
  • Poster Exhibits—Display material presenting a project or exhibit that your institution would like to share with a larger audience that has relevance to the field at large.

The MAM Program Committee seeks proposals that will inspire organizations of various sizes and disciplines and are especially visionary. Case studies will be considered, but proposals that are clearly more applicable to the field at large will have priority. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Attracting new volunteers and members
  • Case statements, grant writing and other fundraising appeals
  • Effective marketing initiatives
  • Youth initiatives
  • Innovative educational or interpretive programming

Click here to submit your session proposal.  Proposals will be reviewed in mid-June and applicants will be notified by mid-July, 2017 about whether their proposal was accepted.

Please note:  MAM is unable to offer stipends, honorarium, or travel reimbursement to presenters.  Presenters who plan to attend other sessions during the conference must register and will receive the discounted Early Bird MAM member rate.


Upcoming conference

    • 10 Nov 2017
    • Thomas College, Waterville

    2017 Annual Conference

    The conference offers a mixture of sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and a dynamic keynote address that will leave you feeling recharged, connected, and inspired with new ideas to assist you in the care and management of your collecting institution.  This year, the focus will be on Maine's upcoming bicentennial in 2020 and how your institution can be prepared for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.


    Now accepting session proposals through June 15, 2017.

    The Association of Maine Archives and Museums is seeking qualified presenters to submit session proposals that fit this theme and advance MAM’s mission to support and promote Maine’s collecting institutions. Session proposals will be considered in the following formats:

    • Panel Sessions—90-minute session block with two or more presenters discussing a topic that can inform or inspire participants in their work.
    • Workshops—90-minute block with one or more presenters offering hands-on opportunities for skill building.
    • Poster Exhibits—Display material presenting a project or exhibit that your institution would like to share with a larger audience that has relevance to the field at large.

    The MAM Program Committee seeks proposals that will inspire organizations of various sizes and disciplines and are especially visionary. Case studies will be considered, but proposals that are clearly more applicable to the field at large will have priority. Topics may include but are not limited to:

    • Attracting new volunteers and members
    • Case statements, grant writing and other fundraising appeals
    • Effective marketing initiatives
    • Youth initiatives
    • Innovative educational or interpretive programming

    Click here to submit your session proposal.  Proposals will be reviewed in mid-June and applicants will be notified by mid-July, 2017 about whether their proposal was accepted.

    Please note:  MAM is unable to offer stipends, honorarium, or travel reimbursement to presenters.  Presenters who plan to attend other sessions during the conference must register and will receive the discounted Early Bird MAM member rate.



    Keynote speaker, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.

    The 2017 MAM conference will feature a dynamic keynote address from Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.  Shettleworth has lectured and written extensively on Maine history and architecture.  He has served as Maine State Historian since 2004.  The longest serving State Historic Preservation Director, he filled this role in Maine from 1976 until 2015.  Shettleworth plans to present a lecture of images from Maine's centennial celebration in 1920.



    What else to expect at the conference

    If you would like to present at the conference, click here to submit your session proposal.

    Session topics may include

    • Framing and communicating the story of your institution and your collections
    • Exhibit design
    • Drafting and delivering effective speeches
    • Coordinating Maine's 2020 bicentennial celebration
    • Lots of other great discussion topics and networking opportunities!

    The annual meeting of MAM's membership also takes place at the conference each year--this is your chance as a MAM member to vote on new officers or changes in policy, or to address issues that affect the organization and its membership.



    The Venue

    The conference will be held at Thomas College in Waterville.  Stay tuned for more details!

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Maine Archives and Museums

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