Call for Conference Session Proposals

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2020 Annual Statewide Museum Conference
The Strategic Museum: Mission in Community
April 19-21, 2020


Pittsburgh has risen from a distressed, rust belt city to become one of the most livable communities in the country using a strategy that focused on culture, environmental remediation and recreation, asset-based development, and financial investment. Museums have been part of this strategy and have transformed the neighborhoods in which they operate. Institutions in Pittsburgh show how museums can support both the people and the communities around them even in the face of the challenges that present themselves. Pittsburgh offers us an opportunity to look closely at how museums can help to build more successful communities and at museums that have grown as a part of community development that recognized and valued history and culture.

PA Museums’ annual meeting will be in Pittsburgh, April 19-21, 2020, and our attendees will enjoy the city’s powerful culture and heritage. Our museum community will connect and learn as we enjoy special events showcasing our member museums, educational sessions and excellent speakers, honoring the winners of our annual Special Achievement Awards, and opportunities to connect with colleagues.

PA Museums invites you to join us for our 2020 conference to share best practices in advocacy, economic and community development, education, and cultural tourism as well as other areas. We welcome you to submit a session proposal that speaks to our theme of The Strategic Museum: Mission in Community.

Please send us your proposal in the format below:


Session Description: include concept, area of relevance i.e., collections, fundraising, etc. and intended audience; list learning/presentation goals. Please limit to 100 words.

Session Learning Objectives: Please limit to 50-100 words.

Each session will be 45 minutes in length.

Include name, title and contact information. Please include bios.

Email or mail conference proposal by Friday, November 6, 2019 to
Chrisoula Randas Perdziola
Programming Specialist
PA Museums
Direct: 412.999.9499
Mailing address: PA Museums, 300 North Street, Room 504, Harrisburg, PA 17120

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