The Michigan Museums Association seeks proposals for concurrent sessions to take place during our annual conference.  The conference will be held October 28-30, 2018 at the Dearborn Inn. Concurrent sessions will be held on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30 between 9 am and 5 pm.

For each session, a projector and screen will be provided. Presenters will need to bring their own laptops. The average concurrent session has about 20-30 attendees who come from all sizes and types of museums from throughout Michigan. Presenters are encouraged to provide handouts and share slides. Session presenters are expected to register for at least one day of the conference.

Sessions are sought that focus on topics related to the conference theme of Leadership, as well as MMA’s core expertise focus areas of Collections, Administration/Organizational Development, and Visitor Experiences.

Session proposals may be submitted online or via hard copy.  Proposals are due February 19, 2018.

For more information about the conference, contact the MMA office at 313-334-7342, email or visit the MMA website.

* 1. Proposed Session Title (12 words or less)

* 2. Conference Track 
MMA may offer conference tracks in 2018 to give attendees an optional guide for attending several sessions about related topics. Select the track that most closely relates to your session.   

* 3. Relevance to Conference Track (50 words or less)
Describe how your proposed session relates to the selected conference track.

* 4. Content Area 
Which specific area of museum work does the session most closely relate to?

* 5. Session Format
Please review detailed descriptions of the session types in the Call for Proposals before making a selection. 

* 6. Session Description (100 words or less)
*For extended instructions, please review the Call for Proposals

* 7. Session Discussion (300 words or less)
For extended instructions, please review the Call for Proposals
Describe what your session will look like. Include answers to the following questions:
·         What are the 3 main points or ideas that will be covered?
·         What will attendees learn?
·         What will they feel empowered to do?

* 8. Session Organizer

* 9. Participant 1

* 10. Participant 2

* 11. Participant 3


By submitting this proposal, I understand and agree to the following:
·     I understand that as the session organizer, I am the primary point of contact with MMA. It is my responsibility to communicate with the other participants in my session.
·      If accepted, the session organizer will review and approve the session description by May 1, 2018
·      If accepted, the session organizer and the other session participants will register for the conference by July 31, 2018
·      If accepted, the day and time of the session is at the discretion of the MMA Programs Committee
·      MMA may elect to use my session description and other publicly available digital content (social media profiles, published papers, exhibits produced, etc.) in their publicity efforts.