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The topic-only proposal deadline is only a week away!  If want to share your ideas at Museums in Conversation but need help crafting your session
don't wait, submit your ideas today!

April 14-16, 2013 
Doubletree, East Syracuse, New York
Sponsored by Museumwise & Museum Association of New York
Call for Participation

New York State's Museums in Conversation:

What Does it Mean to Be Diverse?

What Does it Mean to be Diverse?


Museums and heritage organizations all across the state are working every day with incredibly diverse populations: Alzheimer's patients, new immigrants, youth at risk (and their parents), and pre-schoolers and teens to name but a few. Our institutions cultivate new generations of volunteers, board members and staff to bring fresh perspectives that revitalize our work. Diversifying audiences, programs, collections, and community relationships begins with an organizational commitment that must be a shared responsibility. How will you participate and help your peers through this important conversation? Museums in Conversation encourages you to hold your ideas in the palm of your hand to allow them to be picked up and used by others! 

Submitting a Proposal 


We welcome proposals from a wide range of institutions and practitioners, within and outside the museum community, to encourage lively discussions that offer new perspectives on our work and create new connections to each other.  


Full Proposal Deadline September 14, 2012

If you have a fully formed program proposal, you may fill out the proposal form and return it to Museumwise: The Museum Association of New York by September 14, 2012




Topic Proposal Deadline July 20, 2012

If you have an idea for a discussion topic but need assistance developing your presentation plan or finding additional contributors, fill out the topic-only proposal form and return it to Museumwise: The Museum Association of New York by July 20, 2012


Selected topics received by that date will be distributed to Museumwise: The Museum Association of New York members. Others interested in participating in a particular topic presentation will contact the Lead Facilitator who submitted the session, and that person will select additional facilitators and complete a full proposal form by September 14, 2012


NOTE: if you submit a discussion topic for the early deadline, you are responsible for facilitating that discussion and completing the full proposal form

www.museumsinconversation.org to download topic and full proposal forms and for more information.  

If you have any questions or are looking for assistance with developing a proposal, contact conference coordinator Stephanie Rowe in the Museumwise office at 800.895.1648 or by email