November 3, 2016
Beyond “No Food or Drink in the Gallery”: Food Management Strategies for the Real World
Connecting to Collections Care Online Community Webinar

November 4, 2016
The Law and its Effect on Museums, Historic Houses & Historical Societies
Hartford, CT
Presented by the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Connecticut Historical Society & the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

November 4-5, 2016
Looking at Leadership Through Humanities
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Vermont Humanities Fall Conference
We hear a lot about the importance of leadership, the need for leadership — even when it is not a campaign or election year. But leadership is a complex and sometimes mysterious thing. It manifests itself in different and often subtle ways. It can be enormously positive or hugely pernicious.

November 6, 2016
The Politics of Hope: Four Historians Take on the Obama Presidency
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Mass Humanities Fall Forum
Perhaps no president came into office with greater challenges or higher expectations than Barack Obama. Where will future presidential historians rank our first African-American president? For what will he be best remembered?

November 7, 2016
Interpreting Native American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites
AASLH Webinar

November 9, 2016
Getting Started on Exhibition Development
AAM Webinar

November 9-11, 2016
Plug In: Museums and Social Action
Mystic, CT
98th Annual NEMA Conference

November 14, 2016
Civil Rights and A Civil Society: Strategies for Community Outreach and Engagement
AASLH Webinar

November 16, 2016
Caring for Rare Books
NEDCC Webinar

November 17, 2016
Historic House Call: Interpreting Servants
AASLH Webinar

November 19, 2016
Accessibility and Inclusivity at Museums and Historic Sites
AASLH Webinar

December 1 & 15, 2016
Writing a Disaster Plan Course
NEDCC Webinar

December 7, 2016
Getting Started on Collection Storage
AAM Webinar

December 7, 2016
Caring for Framed Collections
NEDCC Webinar

January 11, 2017
Caring for Textiles
NEDCC Webinar

January 17, 2017
Social Media 101 for Museums and Historic Sites
AASLH Webinar

January 17, 2017
Selection for Digitization
NEDCC Webinar

February 8, 2017
Environmental Monitoring
NEDCC Webinar

February 15, 2017
Caring for Architectural Records
NEDCC Webinars

February 19-21, 2017
33rd Annual Small Museum Association Conference
College Park, MD
Annual Small Museum Association Conference
This year, the SMA conference will offer sessions that address the theme "All Hands on Deck." Speakers will explore how professional staff, board members and volunteers work together to make small museums thrive.

February 21, 2017
Assessing Your Digital Preservation Readiness
NEDCC Webinars

March 6-11 and March 27-April 1, 2017
NextGen 2017 |Executive Education for the Next Generation of Museum Leaders
Claremont, CA
Getty Leadership Institute. Applications are due January 4, 2017.

May 15-27 and June 9-24, 2017
GLI 2017 | Executive Education For Museum Leaders
Claremont, CA
Getty Leadership Institute. Applications are due January 4, 2017.



Call for Proposals

December 9, 2016
Visitor Studies Association 2017 Conference Session Proposals
Columbus, OH July 18-22, 2017
For this year's theme, New Pathways in Visitor Studies, we invite conference attendees to look both within and beyond our field for new ways to think about learning, as well as promising approaches to solving current problems. The conference theme seeks to advance the field by challenging conference speakers and attendees to work creatively and collaboratively to deliver reliable new insights about the experiences of our visitors. Participants are strongly encouraged to create session proposals that invite and include people from outside the visitor studies field to stimulate conversation and discussion.

December 9, 2016
American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Session Proposals
Austin, TX, September 6-9, 2017
I AM History asks us to consider how we turn obstacles of the past into opportunities of the present. Our genuine commitment to this results in positive movement forward and prompts our communities to value museums and history. I AM History asks how we ensure that our organizations will remain relevant as our communities and their needs grow more diverse. And, it asks how each object we house, each staff member we mentor and each community we engage makes us more inclusive in the process. I AM History has transformative power; power to leverage our greatest strengths – the stories, objects and values of people.