2017 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting

  • 10 Nov 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Spann Student Commons, Thomas College, Waterville


  • MAM members may log in (blue button at top of website) to activate this registration option. Includes lunch. Register BEFORE October 23 and save!
  • Register BEFORE October 23 and save! Non-member price includes lunch and a $25 credit toward MAM membership!
  • MAM members may log in (blue button at top of website) to activate this registration option.
    Includes lunch at the dining hall.
  • Includes lunch and a $25 credit toward MAM membership!
  • Includes lunch and a $25 credit toward MAM membership. Valid student ID required at registration.

Members may log in (blue button at the top of the page) to enable the member rate.

Please email cancellations to info@mainemuseums.org before October 13, 2017 to secure a full refund.

Cancellations emailed to info@mainemuseums.org between October 13 and October 27, 2017 will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee.

Refunds will not be offered for cancellations on October 27 or later.
Registration is closed

2017 Annual Conference

Presented this year by our sponsor, the University of Maine Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, this 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.  

This year, the focus will be on Maine's upcoming bicentennial in 2020 and how your institution can be prepared for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Keynote speaker, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.

The 2017 MAM conference will feature a dynamic keynote address from Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.  Shettleworth has lectured and written extensively on Maine history and architecture.  He has served as Maine State Historian since 2004.  The longest serving State Historic Preservation Director, he filled this role in Maine from 1976 until 2015.  Shettleworth plans to present a lecture of images from Maine's centennial celebration in 1920.

Event Program

View the full program here.

The doors will open for registration at 8:00AM and the last session will end at 4:30PM.  Session topics include:

  • Assessing collections for possible deaccession
  • Crafting good metadata for digital collections
  • Forging and maintaining good partnerships with other organizations
  • Framing and communicating the story of your institution and your collections
  • Coordinating Maine's 2020 bicentennial celebration
  • Lots of other great discussion topics and networking opportunities!
See the list below for presentation slides from the conference:


Lunch will be held in the dining hall with a multiple options.  Please tell us when registering if you have any dietary restrictions so we can make sure you are accommodated.

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of MAM's membership also takes place at the conference each year--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 Venue

The conference will be held at Spann Student Commons at Thomas College at 180 West River Road in Waterville.  

Directions: From Interstate 95 exit 127 (formerly 33), go east on Kennedy Memorial Drive (Route 137). In approximately 1.5 miles, turn right onto West River Road (Route 104 South). Thomas College is 1.5 miles on the left. Please follow these directions instead of those provided by your GPS for the best route to campus.

Parking: We recommend you park cars behind the Alfond Athletic Center. 

Map: See the campus map and directions or print this campus map.


MAM Members and non-members may register online through November 5.  To register after November 5, please bring payment to the conference ($75 members; $100 non-members).

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank you to our presenting sponsor!

And to our host sponsors!

Northern Artery

At the conference, look for our Gold Sponsor Exhibitors:



And thank you to our Silver Sponsors!

Gnome Landscape, Design, Masonry & Maintenance

Ted Anderson Design & Photography

Skinner, Inc.


M. Gaertner, Historic Building Consultant

Sponsoring and exhibiting at the Maine Archives & Museums Annual Conference are great ways to reach museum and archives professionals throughout Maine.  See the link below for an outline of opportunities.

2017 Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

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