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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.

Upcoming conference

    • 10 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Spann Student Commons, 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.


    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.


    Event Program

    Check back for a conference program to be posted in the fall!

    The doors will open for registration at 8:00AM and the last session will end at 4:30PM.  Tentative session topics include:

    • Assessing collections for possible deaccession
    • Crafting good metadata for digital collections
    • Forging and maintaining good partnerships with other organizations
    • Framing and communicating the story of your institution and your collections
    • Coordinating Maine's 2020 bicentennial celebration
    • Lots of other great discussion topics and networking opportunities!


    Lunch

    Lunch will be held in the dining hall with a multiple options.  Please tell us when registering if you have any dietary restrictions so we can make sure you are accommodated.


    Annual Meeting

    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 Spann Student Commons at Thomas College in Waterville.  

    Parking: We recommend you park cars behind the Alfond Athletic Center. 

    Map: See the interactive campus map or the printable campus map.


    Registration

    MAM Members and non-members may register online through November 5.  To register after November 5, please bring payment to the conference ($75 members; $100 non-members).


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Sponsoring and exhibiting at the Maine Archives & Museums Annual Conference are great ways to reach museum and archives professionals throughout Maine.  See the link below for an outline of opportunities.

    2017 Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

    • 10 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Spann Student Commons, Thomas College, Waterville


    Connect with museum and archival professionals throughout Maine!

     

    Maine Archives and Museums (MAM) invites you to become a sponsor and/or exhibitor at the 2017 Conference and Annual Meeting.  Whether you specialize in archival storage materials, consulting services, retail/gift shop items, or services and products that enhance visitor experiences, we welcome your participation.

     

    This conference offers an opportunity for you to share your organization’s mission with professionals working in all aspects of Maine’s museums, historic sites, and archives.  This year’s theme is "Planning for the Bicentennial and Beyond."  


    • Find your target audience among professionals representing museums, archives, libraries, historical societies, historic sites, and more.
    • Develop relationships with museum and archives professionals throughout Maine.
    • Continue connections with your current customers.
    • Hear what museum and archives professionals have to say about your products – and their future product needs.
    • Increase your knowledge and understanding of the archives and museums professions.
    • Sell your products on site.

    When:  Friday, November 10, 2017.  8:00am-4:30pm

                                   

    Where: Thomas College, Waterville

     

    Exhibiting:  Exhibitors will be located in key areas to ensure high traffic to your display.  Time has been built into the schedule to allow attendees to meet with exhibitors throughout the conference. 

     

    Deadline:  October 20, 2017;  September 6 deadline to be included in the mailer to 1,500 museum and archive professionals in Maine.

     

    Sponsorship Opportunities:  Maine Archives & Museums is pleased to offer a variety of sponsorship & exhibitor opportunities at varying levels:

     

    Sponsorship package #1: "Silver Sponsor"--$100

    • Text listing in promotional materials, including MAM’s website and Facebook page
    • Text listing in promotional mailer to over 1,500 addresses (if confirmed before September 6)
    • Promotional handout in conference packet (please provide approximately 150-200 handouts or brochures)
    • List of conference participants

    Sponsorship package #2: "Gold Sponsor/Exhibitor"--$200

    • All the benefits of “Silver Sponsorship,” plus:
    • Featured mention in promotional mailer to over 1,500 addresses (if confirmed before September 6)
    • Logo on MAM website
    • One exhibit space for a 6-foot table
    • One admission to conferenceBottom of Form (includes all sessions, lunch, breaks, & keynote) (a $55+ value!)

    Sponsorship package #3: “Host Sponsor"--$250

    Get even more exposure for your organization!  Host one of our main networking opportunities:  Coffee & Registration; Afternoon Coffee & Snack

    All the benefits of “Gold Sponsorship,” plus:

    • Exclusive Host listing in conference schedule (ex. "Coffee & Registration hosted by Smith Consulting")
    • Exclusive signage at event featuring organization name and logo
    Sponsorship package #4: “Presenting Sponsor”--$600  The ultimate exposure for your business!

    All the benefits of "Gold Sponsorship," plus:

    • Exclusivity: only one sponsor at this level
    • Organization name and logo in all promotional materials, including MAM’s website and Facebook page
    • Exclusive signage at event featuring organization name and logo
    • Logo in promotional mailer to over 1,500 addresses (if confirmed before September 6)
    • Exclusive Sponsor Listing in conference schedule and promotional materials (ex. "Keynote Presented by Smith Consulting")
    • Speaking opportunity during keynote introduction (or special mention by MAM staff if unable to attend) 
    • Three additional admissions to conference (4 admissions total - includes all sessions, lunch, breaks, & keynote) (a $220+ value!)



    To customizing your own sponsorship package, contact Dugan Murphy at info@MaineMuseums.org or 207-400-6965.

     

    Register as a Sponsor Online Today!

     

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