2016 Session Proposal Submissions

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Session Proposal Guidelines

Read the Session Proposal Guidelines before getting started. These guidelines contain step-by-step instructions for submitting your proposal and include valuable information about your audience, resources for content development, and the evaluation criteria that the National Program Committee will use to review your proposal. 

Important Dates

 Session Proposal Submission Deadline         August 31
 National Program Committee Proposal Review         September - October
 Session Acceptance/Non-Acceptance Sent         December

Session Development

Our crowd-sourced process creates an online community that allows session organizers to develop sessions through networking and collaboration with peers. 

It is highly recommended that you build proposals over a six-week period rather than waiting to start the process just prior to the deadline. The National Program Committee, Professional Networks and your peers will be commenting and offering feedback as your ideas grow and develop. This is your chance to pose questions, address concerns, and make improvements before you hit submit.  Consider your proposal a work in progress! 

Developing an Effective AAM Session Proposal (Recorded Webinar)

Gain tips on developing your ideas into meaningful content, learn more about the proposal submission process and explore ways to make your proposal stand out to the National Program Committee. 

View Quick Tips for Exhibitors or Service Providers who plan to submit a proposal.

Audience Engagement

Session formats have been designed in an effort to inspire session organizers to think creatively about interactive and dynamic proposals, and leave ample time for participant discussion. Think about ways to engage your session participants, and be sure to include details in your session proposal. View tips about Developing & Delivering Engaging Content.  

Learn more about our session formats through the animated video clips below:
Full session format descriptions are included in the Session Proposal Guidelines.  

National Program Committee

The National Program Committee is responsible for the review and selection of program sessions and must ensure that the program reflects a thoughtful balance of topics. The committee is comprised of individuals representing diverse professional expertise, regional affiliations, and types of institutions that have an overview of the entire museum field. 

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Content Assistance
The Professional Networks are available to help with the development of your session proposal.