Conferences

Southeastern Museums Conference

Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) 2018 logo The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the Jackson Marriott (located at 200 East Amite Street) in Jackson, Mississippi from October 8 – 10, 2018. This year’s meeting theme is Museums Rise Up: SEMC in the City of Soul. The call for conference proposals are now open. Learn more about SEMC and the 2018 Call for Jackson Session Proposals. Submissions are due by Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Association of African American Museums

Association of African American Museums (AAAM) 40th Anniversary Conference logo

The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) has reached a significant milestone: 40 years of gathering the black museums field together for advocacy, professional development, and collaboration. Hosted by the Hampton University Museum, celebrating its 150th anniversary, the 40th annual conference of AAAM will be held in Hampton, Virginia, August 8-11, 2018. This year’s theme is Till Earth and Heaven Ring: Celebrating the Progress and Sustaining the Promise of African American Museums. The Museum will be sponsoring conference travel scholarships for participants to attend and engage in the AAAM conference. Stay posted for additional details in the new year. 

The call for conference proposals are now open. Learn more about AAAM and the 2018 Call for Proposals. Submissions are due by Friday, February 9, 2018. 

Museums Association of the Caribbean

The 2018 Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) conference will take place November 2018 in Bridgetown, Barbados, and will be organized collaboratively with the Barbados Museum & Historical Society and the EU-LAC-Museums research project. The Museum will be sponsoring conference travel scholarships for participants to attend and engage in the conference. Additional conference details will follow. Check back for updates.  

National Association for Interpretation

As the National Association for Interpretation celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, the theme for the 2018 NAI National Conference, “It’s Our Time,” allows us to look at the past, present, and future of interpretation. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the important role interpretation has played in the past, to analyze the profession in the present, and improve our craft so that we can shape a better future.  

What has interpretation’s role been over time? How is interpretation today influenced by the past? How are threats such as changing landscapes and disappearing resources – cultural and natural – shaping our present? How will they shape our future? Will reflecting on the past and looking at the present help us give a voice to the voiceless places and subjects we interpret? 

As we think about how "It’s Our Time," New Orleans, steeped in history and celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2018, is the perfect host city! The conference will be held at the New Orleans Marriott (located at 555 Canal Street) in New Orleans, LA from November 27 – December 1, 2018. The NAI 2018 call for presentations, program information, and registration will be available soon at www.interpnet.com/conference.

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