Maine Archives and Museums holds an annual conference each fall with professional development sessions, rousing plenary presentations, networking, and more. The annual meeting of MAM's membership also takes place at this time--this is your chance as a MAM member to vote on new officers or changes in policy, or to address issues that affect the organization and its membership.
The conference offers a mixture of sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and a dynamic keynote address that will leave you feeling recharged, connected, and inspired with new ideas to assist you in the care and management of your collecting institution.
Also check out our other event offerings throughout the state throughout the year!
Or see the list of previous conferences to get an idea of where we've hosted them and who has presented what topics in the last few years.
Please plan to join us for Maine Archives & Museums' Annual Conference, Friday, October 13, 2023 at the University of Maine at Presque Isle!
This year's conference will focus on the theme "Maine Beyond Borders: Overcoming Barriers" and include a keynote presentation from Paul Buck, Associate Professor of History and Education at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Professor Buck will examine the different perspectives of Maine statehood and of Maine culture as seen through the prism of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842, which definitively established the boundary between British North America and the United States.
Please submit a session proposal and share your work and expertise with your colleagues!
The conference will include a dedicated track for small organizations and their unique challenges and opportunities. We encourage sites with few or no paid staff members to submit proposals. If you are not comfortable sharing on your own, MAM would be happy to help find a panel of people to speak on a topic you care about.
Session proposals are due by June 15.
To read the Call for Session Proposals, click here.
To Submit a Session Proposal, click here.
This year's annual conference will include inspirational and educational sessions, a track for for small organizations, networking opportunities, and more!
Please join us in historic Presque Isle during Maine's most beautiful month.
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