MAAM 2020 Virtual Conference Presenter Matchmaker
Thank you for your interest in speaking during MAAM 2020! This form is for individuals that wish to speak on a topic at the MAAM 2020 Virtual Conference, but don't have a specific panel in mind. Interested persons should indicate the topic in which they'd like to participate. MAAM will review these requests while reviewing the session proposals for 2020. MAAM will do our best to match you with your requested topic. Please be advised that MAAM has limited slots for sessions. Filling out this form does not guarantee your participation as a presenter.
Please follow the prompts to guide you through the submission. This form will be open to submissions until 5pm EST Friday, May 22nd.
UPDATE: Due to the uncertainty of how COVID-19 will progress through the remainder of 2020, MAAM is moving the 2020 Annual Conference online. The Board of Directors and the Staff of MAAM made this decision collectively, determining it to be the safest alternative to meeting in-person. The Virtual Conference will take place between October 5-16, 2020.
We plan to be as flexible as we can with proposals. If you need accommodations, let us know by emailing
Conference Topics and Session Ideas
Below are some topics and session ideas related to our conference theme. You may certainly choose to submit a proposal on a different topic. Please check as many as apply to your expertise.
Administration and Policy
Exhibitions INCLUDING Collections
Caring and Storing for Collections
Repatriation (Ex. NAGPRA)
Decolonizing the Collection
Working with Collectors
Developing creative, relevant program/community engagement surrounding collections
Tackling tough topics regarding collections/controversial collections
Rapid response collecting
Licensing collections for income
Accessibility of collections
Museums WITHOUT collections
New approaches to the idea of the museum
Developing advocacy tools to lobby with your local, state, and federal representatives to protect museums “how to talk to your senator/representative”
Unique approaches to using collections in education and programming
Applicant Email Address
Applicant Phone Number
Approximate Applicant Museum/Institution/Business Size
Small (1-5 Employees)
Mid-Sized (6-20 Employees)
Mid-Sized to Large (20+ Employees)
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