Annual Meeting and Conference

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Now accepting session proposals through June 30, 2018

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.

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

  • Panel Sessions—One hour and fifteen minute session block with two or more presenters discussing a topic that can inform or inspire participants in their work.
  • Workshops—One hour and fifteen 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-July and applicants will be notified by early August, 2018 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.

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.

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Maine Archives and Museums

P.O. Box 784, Portland, Maine 04104   207-400-6965 

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