MAAM Conference: Museums in Transition and Transition in Museums

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March 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm CFP Deadline
September 15, 2014 - 5:00 pm Early Bird Registration Deadline

Museums in Transition and Transition in Museums 

October 22-24, 2014 
Proposals due: March 21, 2014 

Museums in Transition and Transition in Museums

MAAM, The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, represents museum professionals, organizations,
institutions and museum service providers via a collective forum in order to enhance and elevate the
image of museums and educate individuals on an array of field-specific studies and programs. The
MAAM annual meeting is an important gathering of museum stakeholders and provides a dynamic
opportunity to share and exchange ideas.

Join MAAM in Washington DC this October as we explore Museums in Transition and Transitions in
Museums. The museum world is constantly undergoing change and transformation, whether in
response to economics, cultural trends or professional advances. Examples may include seeking new
audiences, developing and providing new or revised services, introducing new leadership, consolidating
resources or collaborating creatively with unlikely partners . We invite youto contribute to the dialogue
with a conference session proposal. We are looking particularly for sessions that appeal to mid-level
career professionals, as well as students, senior-level staff and service providers.

The annual meeting is the perfect opportunity to introduce theoretical or philosophical frameworks that
explore daily issues shared by all. Sessions should present differing perspectives that constructively
embrace controversy and enliven the session. You do not need to be the “expert” to propose/organize
a session. Vendors are also welcome to submit proposals, but all panels should include at least one
museum professional. The MAAM Program Committee, comprised of recognized museum
professionals, will review all proposals. Please consider a submitting a proposal on one of the following

➢ Strategic Alliances and Mergers
➢ New Leadership
➢ Transition from Student/Intern to Employee
➢ Becoming an Independent Contractor
➢ “Free to Fee” or “Fee to Free”
➢ New Places/Spaces
➢ The Revisioning Process
➢ Changing Exhibitions
➢ Retirement and Attrition

Submit: Proposals must be submitted by March 21, 2014 and will be reviewed by the MAAM Conference Program Committee; please click Click here  “Guidelines and Requirements for Conference Presenters.”

Only complete submissions will be reviewed. Decisions regarding the selection of sessions will be e-mailed to the session chair by May 15, 2014.

Questions & Submittals:
Please submit all completed proposals in word document to: