|2017 Request for Session Proposals|
Session Proposal Deadline Friday, February 4, 2017
What is the impact of your museum? There are various kinds of impact - social, community, economic, collective - and each is a testament to the relevance and necessity of museums in Utah's cultural landscape. Amid the diversions and distractions of modern society and technology, we are committed to connecting individuals with deeper moments of learning, appreciation, and clarity. To continue this work we need support, resources, and focus. It is imperative that we not only understand the impact of our organization, but how that impact can become a powerful advocacy tool in furthering a museum's mission and goals.
UMA is seeking people interested in sharing their stories, successes, and challenges with the Utah museum community in sessions and posters that present strategies and ideas for strengthening the future of Utah museums, their programs, collections, and communities.
Proposed sessions should reflect this year’s theme. Sessions should be applicable to a range of museum sizes and disciplines, and should be designed to assist employees and volunteers of Utah museums to better perform their duties, organize engaging educational experiences, develop in their profession, protect their collections, obtain necessary resources, and serve their communities.
How to submit
In order for your proposal to be considered you must submit by the deadline using the Session Proposal form below. If you are interested in an opportunity to share your research and/or projects in an informal setting by submitting a poster please go here.
Session Format Options
Panel (60 minutes): A panel has at least two with a maximum of four speakers, often with contrasting perspectives, institutions or experiences. The moderator briefly introduces the topic and the presenters formally address it in some detail. The moderator may also serve as one of the presenters. The session concludes with a general question and answer period.
Dialogue (60 minutes): A dialogue uses a moderator and at least one presenter. Unlike a panel, a dialogue devotes almost the entire session to a lengthy and facilitated discussion with the audience on a specific topic. The moderator and/or presenter(s) are limited to brief remarks at the beginning and closing remarks at the end.
Workshop (2 hours): A small number of workshops may be selected to demonstrate and initiate in-depth or hands-on practice in one component of museum work. Financial assistance is not available to cover the cost of workshop materials.
Poster (15 min): Please review poster submission guidelines and submit here.
Conference sessions will be divided into three tracks
Questions? Contact Ruth White, UMA Executive Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 251-0549.