Call for Proposals
50th Anniversary Conference Series
The AMA is seeking submissions for our 50th
Anniversary Conference Series. Throughout 2021, we will be hosting
four half-day virtual events to celebrate excellence in the Alberta
museum community over the past 50 years and examine the trends and
priorities that are shaping the future of our sector.
Conference Series Pillars
Guided by the four pillars of Reconciliation,
Inclusion, Community, and
Innovation, the 50th Anniversary
Conference Series will explore the dynamic ways museums represent,
engage, and connect with the people and world around them.
Proposals should explore one or more of these four pillars and
how they are embedded in your museum practice. We encourage
sessions that showcase best practices, explore emerging trends,
develop practical skills, and respond to contemporary social
Select Your Format
We are embracing the virtual environment for our Conference
Series, and we want you to get creative with the time, delivery
method, and format that will allow you to best share your work in a
digital space. We invite proposals to present during the live
program for each half-day event, as well as for pre-conference
virtual workshops and contributions to the tie-in content that will
be released throughout the Conference Series.
During the live program, present a session, share a case
study, guide a workshop, facilitate a networking exercise, or
deliver a 5-minute lightning talk. Want to contribute in other
ways? Write a blog, record a video, host a podcast episode, conduct
an interview - or suggest your own format! If you have an idea not
listed here, excellent! Innovative proposals that experiment in
ways we have not yet considered are strongly encouraged.
The AMA is committed to fostering an equitable,
diverse, and inclusive environment for our learning
We actively encourage proposals from underrepresented groups,
including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, members of visible
minority groups, persons with disabilities, and persons of any
sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.
The AMA also strives to develop a Conference program
representing the organizational size and geographic location of our
members, as well as involving emerging professionals to ensure
perspectives from all stages of career development are
Develop and Submit Your Proposal
Include as much detail as you can in your proposal to help our
Program Committee make their selections. You can preview the
submission form using the question narrative here to develop
your ideas and plan your proposal.
The AMA Secretariat is happy to provide feedback on proposals
before they are submitted for review. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
with your ideas and questions.
Submit your proposal using our online form.
The submission form will be available on an ongoing basis, with
a submission deadline ahead of each event:
| Submit your proposal by:
|| To be considered for:
| January 11
|| March 18
| April 12
|| June 17
| July 12
|| September 16
| September 13
|| November 18
We recommend submitting your proposal early. This will allow us
to give due consideration to your proposal if the Program Committee
feels your idea can be strengthened with revisions, or if your
submission is better suited to an event later in the series. If you
have multiple proposals, you are welcome to submit them across all
For more information about the 50th Anniversary
Conference Series, please contact Ben Fast, Program Lead, at email@example.com.