AAM Emerging Voices Forum: Call for Proposals

The Registrar’s Committee hosted the first ever Emerging Voices Forum at the 2008 AAM Marketplace of Ideas, in support of emerging professionals in the fields of collections or exhibits management and museum registration. This event was so successful that we’re bringing it back for a fourth year at the 2011 AAM Annual Meeting in Houston! RC encourages you to submit proposals for this event.

The Marketplace is a venue for the informal exchange of ideas on timely issues and information sharing about innovative programs in collections management. Organized as an informal poster session, this event is the perfect opportunity to share knowledge with the larger museum community.

Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals based upon thesis work, innovative projects, or other research endeavors related to collections or exhibits management and museum registration. The setting of the marketplace lends itself to poster session style presentations, which can be supplemented with personal laptops, handouts, etc. Tables and chairs will be provided according to the presenter’s specifications. The goal of the Emerging Voices Forum is to promote new ideas and to discuss current topics in the field – it is a great opportunity to highlight your work as a student and meet established professionals in an informal setting.

If you would like to be considered as a presenter for this forum please submit your idea, using the format provided below, to Christina Schwartz (Schwartzc [at] si [dot] edu) no later than February 9, 2011. Selected presenters will be notified by February 14, 2011.

The Marketplace of Ideas will be held at the AAM annual conference in Houston on May 23, 2011, from 3:30 – 5:30pm.


Contact information
Home/Cell phone:
Brief description of your topic: (No more than 250 words)
Space requirements (choose from the following): 66” round table or 6’ rectangular table, chairs, power outlet, etc.

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