The museum field is in a moment of immense progress and change – internally, in the public-facing realm, and through our collaborations. With calls for accountability, transparency, equity, and increased access, it is apparent that communication and engagement in all facets of our work is integral to the growth and betterment of our institutions. Proposals for this year’s conference should examine how we interact, participate, and collaborate with our audiences, colleagues, internal stakeholders, and/or professional networks. The topic of ENGAGE! can be approached from a theoretical or practical perspective, and can include existing methods and best practices or ideas for the future.
The Conference Committee is interested in breakout session, poster and case study proposals that represent the interests of institutions varying in size and discipline, and museum education professionals at all career stages. Breakout session proposals should include interactive, practical, and replicable content, which can support educators’ professional development and skill-building.
How to Apply
Review the call for proposals, use the templates to help you plan your proposal (links provided within the call for proposals), and then submit your proposal via the 2020 NYCMER Annual Conference submission form, by January 27, 2020, 11:59pm.
Looking for help or inspiration?
Join us for Conference #Winning - How to Survive and Thrive, a NYCMER monthly program, on January 13, at Teachers College. There, you can meet the NYCMER VP, get help applying, think about how you can brand yourself, practice networking with colleagues, and learn how you can continue the conversation after the conference. For registration and more information, click here.
If you have a session idea in mind, but would like to partner with other museum professionals on your proposal, the NYCMER Vice President, Brian Levine, may be able to help. Email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1979, the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable has provided a platform for museum educators to come together and discuss matters important to the field. Through ongoing workshops, gatherings, and annual conferences, NYCMER provides museum educators with a community space to explore, exchange, and implement ideas in our growing profession.
We invite you to join us at NYCMER’s 2020 Annual Conference, to be held on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Teachers College, Columbia University! Interact with peers and take part in a wide array of panel discussions, workshops, and other professional development opportunities.