Maine Archives and Museums 2014 Annual Conference
The Next Generation: Leadership, Partnership and Stewardship for Future Growth
Holocaust & Human Rights Center, University of Maine, Augusta
October 24, 2014
Call for Proposals
Proposal Submission Deadline: June 6, 2014
For collecting institutions and organizations in Maine planning for our future is equally important as preserving our present and past. While the future in its very essence hinges on the unknown, there is groundwork we can lay now with the goal of meeting these upcoming challenges head on, and enabling us to flourish in their wake.
How will we continue to care for our collections? What can we do to retain and increase membership and visitation? Will we be able to maintain a presence of strong leadership within our organization? What actions can we take now to ensure our success and growth for years to come? The Maine Archives and Museums 2014 Annual Conference seeks to offer participants an array of topic sessions and workshops addressing these questions, in addition to a relevant keynote address and a variety of networking opportunities.
Maine Archives and Museums invites you to share with MAM conference participants your innovative ideas, creative and pragmatic solutions, and experiences that align with the 2014 Annual Conference theme, The Next Generation: Leadership, Partnership and Stewardship for Future Growth. The Program Committee seeks proposals that will engage organizations of various sizes and disciplines, and advance MAM’s mission to support and promote Maine’s collecting institutions. Case studies will be considered however proposals that are clearly more applicable to the field at large will be given priority. Topics may include but are not limited to:
- Strategic planning for both the immediate and long-range future
- Board cultivation and development
- Fostering leadership and retention among existing staff and volunteers
- Best practices for collections stewardship
- Local and state-wide organizational partnerships and collaborations
- Policy development for governance, collections management and educational programming
- Educational initiatives that cultivate interest among the next generation of leaders
- Fundraising, marketing, and economic assessment and planning
- Engaging and cultivating leadership in emerging and mid-career professionals
- Innovative interpretive programming for an expanded audience
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.
- 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 and has relevance to the field at large.
For more information or to submit a proposal, please complete the online form and email it with resumes for all speakers to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send requested materials to PO Box 46, Cumberland Center, ME 04021. Proposals will be reviewed in early June and applicants will be notified in late June 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.