Several different types of session proposals are sought:30-minute discussion — facilitated discussion or informal conversation60-minute session — individual speaker, panel presentation, or round-table discussion90-minute workshop — in-depth, experiential, hands-on learning
Presentations should examine how small museum board, staff, and volunteers can map their progress and chart their future course. Sessions should help attendees learn from your institutions’ successes and failures and provide low or no-cost ideas for making an impact. A wide range of topics related to this theme are welcome, including (but not limited to): board development, legal issues regarding digital collections, building buy-in for school partnerships, exhibit design basics, volunteer retention, accessibility and diversity in small museums, marketing on a shoestring, obtaining sponsorships and making the leap to becoming an Executive Director.
Submit your proposal using the form below no later than Monday, July 31, 2017.
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.