Submission Deadline:
March 13, 2015

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Emerging Innovators Forum

Tuesday, April 28, 3:15–5:15 p.m.
Location: MuseumExpo  

In collaboration with the Committee on Museum Professional Training (COMPT) a Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums.

Proposals are now being accepted for Emerging Innovators Forum, a showcase of museum exhibition and programming ideas at the 2015 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo. This program is designed to provide an opportunity for current graduate students or emerging professionals with less than three years working in the field to present:
  • Exhibition design models and related exhibition interpretation panels
  • Education and interpretation programs
  • Interactive media projects (website, film, video, animation, games)
    Graphic and publication design projects
  • Other professional portfolio materials (as appropriate to this event)


After participating in this program, emerging innovators will be better able to:
  • Showcase individual creativity and innovation
  • Gain visibility and build professional presence in a public forum
  • Present ideas that might inform new avenues of thinking about museum practice
  • Receive invaluable feedback from colleagues in the field
  • Build career development and networking opportunities
After participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:
  • Exchange ideas and information that may inform future museum practice
  • Explore innovative ideas that may be replicated in a range of museum settings
  • Network with emerging museum talent

Guidelines for Submission of Proposals:

  • Please complete the application form and submit it by March 13, 2015.
  • Participation in this program will be based on vetting by Alliance staff and COMPT leadership in order to ensure that participant projects and represent a range of topic areas (exhibits, education, media, etc.)
  • Participants will be accepted on a space-available basis. Notifications will be sent March 20, 2015.
  • Participants in this program must be registered for the conference, and are not considered “presenters” for registration purposes.
  • This program is not intended for independent contractors promoting products or services.

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