Kentucky Museum and Heritage Alliance Annual Meeting Call for Proposals
This year's conference will be held in Paducah, KY, on from June 8-9, 2020. Have an idea for a conference session? Use this form to propose your session idea.

Since Paducah’s founding near the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers, it has been uniquely situated for a different type of confluence – creativity! It has gained national and international fame as a city of crafts and folk art, and in 2013 this culminated with a UNESCO Creative City designation, one of only nine in the country. What better place to think about the role that creativity plays in Kentucky’s museum and heritage organizations?

Join us in Paducah as we explore the Confluences of Creativity. Today it is more important than ever for museum and cultural heritage professionals to get creative and draw inspiration from every possible source. Every element of what we do – education, collections care, leadership/management, marketing, exhibits, cultural preservation – needs to constantly be assessed and renewed. We can find new inspirations and creative ideas in so many places. What inspires you? What influences your work, both inside and outside of your professional world? How can we position our institutions – and ourselves – at the confluences of creativity? KMHA seeks proposals that explore these and other questions

1) Propose an entire session, a single presentation, or volunteer to be used where needed.

2) Typical session blocks are 1 hour and 15 minutes; however, workshops can be longer if needed.

3) Not sure how your ideas fits in the conference? Tell us anyway.

4) KMHA conferences are a good place to share ideas from a wide array of the academic and professional cultural world. Museums, historic sites, libraries/archives, preservationists, arts organizations, folklorists, archaeologists, and CVBs, among others, have been active in this organization. If you’re not sure if this conference is for you, just ask!

5) KMHA does not provide a fee, free registration, or travel reimbursement for presenters. We are a community dedicated to supporting and developing skills and networking. All presenters will be required to register at least for the day of their presentation. Any exceptions must have the prior approval of the program committee. Speakers are encouraged to take advantage of their attendance and register for the full meeting.

6) Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2020. A committee will evaluate proposals and organizers will be notified of acceptance by March 1.

7) Send proposals, ideas, and expressions of interest to: Aaron Genton, KMHA Vice President, at

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What format of presentation, session, or event are you proposing?
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Summary – This will be printed in the conference program: (50 words or less)
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Proposal Description: This should include the central issues, significance of the topic to our attendees, and the main points covered (tell us why your session should be included!)
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Session Organizer: (name, title, position, institution, city/state, zip code, email address)
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Other People Involved: (name, title, position, institution, city/state, zip code, email address)
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