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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

    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Olsen Student Center, University of Maine Farmington
    Register

    2018 Annual Conference


    Presented by Northern Artery, the 2018 conference will offer 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.  

    As volunteers and professionals in Maine's community of collecting institutions, many of us are accustomed to looking into the past. At this year's conference, we invite ourselves to look into the future by honing our skills in organizational visioning, strategic planning, and succession planning, as well as various other topics such as educational and event programming, advocacy, diversity and inclusion, preservation and collections care, fundraising, and governance.


    Keynote Speaker: Colin Woodard

    Colin Woodard will be giving the keynote address titled Deeper Context Downeast: How Maine's Past Informs the Present and Shapes the Future.

    Woodard is an award-winning  author and journalist.  He is State and National Affairs Writer for the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram, where he was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist and received a 2012 George Polk Award for his investigative reporting. 

    A native of Maine, Woodard is the author of American Nations: A History of Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, which won the 2012 Maine Literary Award for Non-Fiction.  His other books include the New England bestseller The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier; the New York Times Times Bestseller The Republic of Pirates: Being the True Story And Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down; and American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good, which won the 2017 Maine Literary Award for Non-fiction.


    Event Program

    Check back for a full event program.

    The doors will open for registration check-in at 8:00AM and the last session will end at 4:30PM. The day will include 4 blocks of interactive workshops/discussions with 3 sessions from which to choose in each block. Session topics will include:

    • Digital media and technology
    • Preparing for Maine's 2020 bicentennial celebration
    • Crafting stories
    • Exhibit design
    • Fundraising
    • Lots of other great discussion topics and networking opportunities!

    There will also opportunities to join round table discussion groups. This is your opportunity to meet with your colleagues in a more intimate setting around topics of common interest, such as:

    • Fundraising
    • Networking among historical societies
    • Institutional administration
    • Collections management
    • Exhibit design
    • Archiving
    • Collections security
    • Diversity, inclusion, and social justice

    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 the at University of Maine Farmington at 224 Main Street in downtown Farmington - near Routes 2, 4, and 27.  

    Directions: Use the directions listed on the UMF website.

    Parking: On the campus map, parking is available at lots P11, P15, P26 and the Old South Congregational Church. Street parking is also available. No parking passes are needed in these areas.

    Map: See the campus map on the UMF website.

    Bathrooms: There are gender-neutral bathrooms, as well as those labeled for men and women. The gender neutral bathrooms are on the main floor in the Olsen Student Center on the South Street side of the building.

    Accessibility: All spaces used for this event are accessible to standards set in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


    Registration

    Online registration for MAM Members and non-members opens on August 4, 2018. Early bird registration rates are available through September 10, 2018. The last day to register will be September 30, 2018.  To register after September 30, please bring payment to the conference ($75 members; $100 non-members). We will be able to accept checks or credit/debit cards at the conference.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Thank you to our presenting sponsor!

    Northern Artery


    Host Sponsor



    Gold Sponsors

    Maine Community Foundation

    Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

    SmallCorp

    Seal Cove Auto Museum

    Colby College Museum of Art

    Maine Office of Tourism

    Virtual Archive

    Shape of Love: 200 Years in Maine


    Silver Sponsors

    Northeast Document Conservation Center; Digital Curation at the University of Maine; Maine Historical Society; UMaineOnline; Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine; Andersen Design; Gnome Landscape, Design, Masonry & Maintenance; Ted Anderson Design & Photography; Riverside Museum Solutions; M. Gaertner, Historic Building Consultant


    Please get in touch about sponsor opportunities.

    Sponsoring and exhibiting at the Maine Archives & Museums Annual Conference are great ways to reach museum and archives professionals throughout Maine.  See here the opportunities available for sponsors and exhibitors.

    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 8:01 AM
    • University of Maine Farmington
    Register


    Connect with museum and archival professionals throughout Maine!

     

    Maine Archives and Museums (MAM) invites you to become a sponsor and/or exhibitor at the 2018 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 Our Future."  


    • 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, October 12, 2018, 8:00am-4:30pm

                                   

    Where: University of Maine Farmington

     

    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:  September 21, 2018;  special August 3 deadline to be included in the mailer to 1,500 museum and archive professionals in Maine.

     

     

    Sponsorship package #1: “Presenting Sponsor”--$900  (Will be Northern Artery this year)


    All the benefits of “Gold Sponsorship,” plus:

    • Exclusivity: only one sponsor at this level
    • Logo on event banner and front cover of printed conference program
    • Logo in promotional mailer to over 1,500 mailing addresses (if confirmed before August 3)
    • Speaking opportunity during keynote introduction (or special mention by MAM staff if unable to attend) 
    • Exhibitor space and admission for 4 to the conference


    Sponsorship package #2: "Host Sponsor"--$350

    Add an exhibitor space at the event and admission for 1 for an additional $100

    All the benefits of “Gold Sponsorship,” plus:

    • Semi-exclusivity: only 3 sponsors at this level
    • Exclusive Host listing in printed conference program (ex. "Coffee & Registration hosted by Smith Consulting")
    • Exclusive signage at event featuring organization name and logo
    • Logo in the conference program, on MAM's website, and in email marketing to over 1,500 email addresses
    • Featured text listing in promotional mailer to over 1,500 mailing addresses (if confirmed before August 3)


    Sponsorship package #3: "Gold Sponsor"--$200

    Add an exhibitor space at the event and admission for 1 for an additional $100


    All the benefits of “Silver Sponsorship,” plus:
    • Text listing in promotional mailer to over 1,500 mailing addresses (if confirmed before August 3)
    • Your promotional handout or brochure included in conference packet (please provide approximately 150 handouts or brochures)



    Sponsorship package #4: "Silver Sponsor"--$100

    Add an exhibitor space at the event and admission for 1 for an additional $100

    • Text listing in the printed conference program, on MAM’s website, and in email marketing to over 1,500 email addresses
    • List of conference participants



    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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