From Greg Stevens at AAM, here’s a great opportunity for all current students and recent alums.
“For the upcoming AAM Annual Meeting 2013 in Baltimore (May 19-22, 2013), I’ve proposed a “Graduate Flash Showcase” session, and encourage you to share this opportunity with students and recent grads. We’ve held successful Graduate Flash Showcases for the past two years, and we anticipate this year to be great once again! If anyone is interested in joining this session, please comment on the proposal online, and contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for all proposals is August 24.
Graduate Flash Showcase is a series of back-to-back mini-sessions (or 20-minute “Flashes”) on current programs, projects, or research presented by graduate students or recently-graduated emerging professionals with less than two years experience in the field. The showcase provides opportunities and benefits for both presenters and audience members.
After participating, presenters will be better able to:
- Hone presentation skills in a professional setting
- Share projects, papers, programs, or academic/professional experience
- Receive invaluable feedback from colleagues in the field
- Build professional presence/personal brand
After participating, attendees will be better able to:
- Learn more about programs, projects, and research that may impact the future of the field
- Gain exposure to skills and perspectives of students and emerging professionals
Guidelines for Presentations
Each “Flash” showcase will be timed, is limited to twenty minutes and will be divided into two segments:
- Presentation of project, paper, research, program, etc. (<10 min.)
- Audience interactivity or discussion (approx. 10 minutes)
Student projects, papers, or research should apply to museum practice and/or theory, or be based on topics from outside the field that impact museums (e.g.demographic trends, education theory, etc.).