MCN 2020: November 10–13, 2020 - Baltimore, MD

Join the MCN 2020 Conference Program Committee! Serving either as Committee Co-Chair or a Committee Member is a unique opportunity to get involved with creating the annual conference: shaping its direction as well as working with a group of really talented museum professionals.

WHY SERVE?
MCN is a membership-based professional association that provides a space for museum professionals to connect, share resources, develop their careers, and advance digital transformation in museums. Volunteering with MCN is both an enriching professional development experience and a way to give back to an organization and a community that has helped many throughout their careers.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
MCN encourages people from diverse backgrounds, institutions, and experiences to apply. MCN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression and identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

Candidates from a diverse range of institutions will be considered to ensure fair representation on the Conference Program Committee.

WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF YOU
Beginning in February 2020, the Conference Program Committee—a group of about 40 volunteers led by the Chairs and Co-Chairs—establishes the conference theme and starts to identify prospects for keynote speakers.

In May, it's all hands on deck: every Committee Member must review and rate between 12-20 proposals over a two-week period. This important work is NOT optional. 

You'll also get a chance to support other aspects of the conference program. This includes designing session types, defining conference tracks, organizing social events, and more products that improve the conference experience.

Learn more about the responsibilities and benefits of serving on the Conference Program Committee in this blog post.

THE NOMINATION AND APPOINTMENT PROCESS
If you or someone you know has what it takes to serve on the Conference Program Committee, submit your application through this form. Note the deadlines for each opportunity are different:
  • Applications for Program Committee Co-Chairs are due by Friday, December 13, 2019, 11:59pm PT.
  • Applications for Program Committee Members are due by Friday, December 20, 2019, 11:59pm PT.
Candidates for Program Committee Co-Chairs will be contacted for an interview in December. All Committee Co-Chairs candidates will automatically be considered to serve as Committee Members. 

MCN will announce the full Program Committee in January.
 
If you have any additional questions, please email program@mcn.edu.

To learn more about MCN, visit mcn.edu.

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