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SMA 2019 Call for Proposals
Small Museum Association Conference: Sunday, February 17 - Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Conference Theme: Agents of Change: Leadership in Small Museums
Deadline for Proposals: Monday, September 10, 2018
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About SMA 2019
The Small Museum Association is planning its 35th annual conference, which will be held in College Park, Maryland in February 2019. As the only conference in the country dedicated specifically to small museums, this gathering draws museum professionals, board members, and volunteers from across the country. This year, the SMA conference will offer sessions that address the theme "Agents of Change: Leadership in Small Museums."

Several different types of session proposals are sought:
30-minute discussion — facilitated discussion or informal conversation
60-minute session — individual speaker, panel presentation, or round-table discussion
90-minute workshop — in-depth, experiential, hands-on learning

Presentations should address issues of leadership in small museums. What is effective leadership? What does it mean for leadership to be rooted in and reflect values such as advocacy, inclusivity, and equity? Sessions should help attendees learn from your institutions’ successes and failures and provide ideas and actions for making an impact. The SMA Conference Committee is requesting that panels reflect the diverse communities that museums serve.

Submit your proposal using the form below no later than Monday, September 10, 2018.

The Small Museum Association is an all-volunteer organization serving small museums in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. SMA's mission is to develop and maintain a peer network among people who work for small museums, giving them opportunities to learn, share knowledge and support one another, so that they, in turn, can better serve their institutions, communities and profession.

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