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.
http://www.aam-us.org/am13/?CFID=3740214&CFTOKEN=93254218 Proposal ID#125
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.).
For anyone lucky enough to be heading to the AAM Annual Meeting in two weeks, the Emerging Museum Professionals blog has just put up a great post about updating before you get to the conference.
It applies to other conferences as well, so keep it in mind for AASLH and NEMA this fall!
Dear Museums Advocacy Day supporters,
With just a few days to go until Museums Advocacy Day 2012 gets underway, we ask you to please share the following message with your members and networks:
Museums Advocacy Day 2012 Webcast
The American Association of Museums will be webcasting portions of the two-day
event. We invite you to visit http://www.speakupformuseums.org/video.htm to watch a LIVE webcast of these Museums Advocacy Day events:
• Monday, February 27, 9:00am-11:30am ET – Advocacy Essentials
• Monday, February 27, 12:30pm-2:00pm ET – Federal Agency Speakers
• Monday, February 27, approximately 6:45pm-7:30pm ET – Congressional Reception**
• Tuesday, February 28, approximately 8:15am-9:30am ET – Congressional Breakfast
We hope that these programs – and the accompanying materials on this webpage – will provide your members and colleagues an opportunity to advocate from anywhere. We also invite you to join the conversation on social media channels (using the #museumsadvocacy hashtag).
With your help, we can make Museums Advocacy Day 2012 a truly national event.
The AAM Annual Meeting Fellowship opportunities have been posted at
The following fellowships offer a travel stipend (at least $750), complimentary conference registration, and tickets to the fellowship breakfast and other selected events.
1. Diversity Fellowships support professional growth and retention of under-represented professionals in the museum field.
2. Emerging Museum Professional (EMP)
Fellowships are available to those in the first 10 years of their career in the museum field.
3. Mid-Career Professional Network Fellowships are available for individuals working in one of the following capacities:
audience research and evaluation
development and membership
diversity and inclusion
exhibit development and design
media and technology
museum administration and management
museum professional training
public relations and marketing
small museum administration.
Applications will be selected by the leadership of AAM’s Professional Networks.
Applications must be post-marked by Jan. 31, 2012.
You should also check out this blog post from the AAM EMP blog, which offers a few tips and suggestions about applying