2022 AAM Annual Meeting & Museum Expo

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Thursday, 19 May, 2022 to Sunday, 22 May, 2022
Friday, 3 December, 2021 - 23:59

#AAM2022 Call for Proposals

Be a part of the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo by taking the stage as a speaker. The American Alliance of Museums is calling for proposals in four focus areas with preference given to proposals that include interaction and audience engagement. Choose from one of five presentation types: presentations, interactive panels, brainstorming discussions, facilitated workgroups, or poster presentations, and submit your proposal by December 3.

The professionals in our field are some of the most creative in the world, with the pandemic pushing this creative ingenuity to new heights. As a field, how do we move from inspiration and creativity to innovative long-term solutions that address shifting community needs and a changing world? We’ll explore innovation in technology, digital engagement, exhibitions, audience research and evaluation, marketing and PR, collections stewardship, and curatorial practice.

Museums in Society
We know museums are community anchors–but what does this really mean? To truly live into this role, our work and institutions have to take the lead in fostering a brighter future for our communities and society. How can we help shape and inform thriving communities by facing issues and creating solutions around climate change, truth and democracy, advocacy, equity and social justice, DEAI, education, and community wellbeing?

Organizational Culture
Harnessing a more inclusive and equitable workplace is critical to the sustainability and vibrancy of our field. Examine the forces shaping the world of work and explore how your museum can foster a healthier workplace culture. At #AAM2022, we’ll delve into practices around internal staffing and hiring, structuring for equity, empathetic culture, self-care and thriving at work, burnout prevention, effective leadership, decolonization, DEAI, and workforce trends.

Financial Wellness
No money, no mission. COVID-19 further eroded the financial precarity many museums were already experiencing even before the pandemic, leading some institutions into permanent closure. How do we rebuild and reconfigure our financial structures for a stronger, more confident future brimming with opportunities for employment and growth? We’ll explore revenue generation, new business models, development and fundraising, boards and governance, diversity and inclusion, and impact investing.

For more information and to submit a proposal go to: https://annualmeeting.aam-us.org/callforproposals/?utm_source=American+A...