With the theme, The Innovation Edge, the next American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting will draw 5000-6000 museum folks from around the world to Seattle. The weeklong event, May 15-22, with the conference sessions running May 18-21, will showcase this area’s natural beauty, robust cultural community, and innate innovative proclivity.
In calling for session proposals, the AAM describes the meeting theme’s rationale, “What better place than Seattle to explore how museums can gain that Innovation Edge, here on the western edge of the U.S, and the eastern edge of the Pacific Rim? How do we engage, support and sustain innovation in our museums and in our communities? How can our museums serve as engines of innovation? What examples can we share of the best recent innovations in education? What are the innovative models in conservation, exhibitions, audience engagement, development, and more?”
The call is an opportunity for staff, volunteers, and consultants to highlight the groundbreaking work being done within the local museum community. Session proposals are being accepted from July 15 through August 26, 2013.