Several different types of session proposals are sought:60-minute session — individual speaker, panel presentation, or round-table discussion60 & 90-minute workshops — in-depth, experiential, hands-on learning
Presentations should address issues of social activism in small museums and explore a wide range of social concerns (socioeconomic issues, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ageism, ableism, etc.) in honor of the work behind the women's suffrage movement. Sessions should help attendees learn from your institutions’ successes and failures, how your institution handles] difficult topics, the ways your organization is working to become more equitable and provide ideas and actions for making an impact. The SMA Conference Committee is requesting that panels reflect the diverse communities that museums serve. SMA Conference Attendees tend to like practical sessions with roadmaps for implementation at their own sites.
Submit your proposal using the form below no later than Friday, September 20, 2019.
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.