PA Museums posts statewide, regional, and national conferences and workshops that may be of interest to our members. Our own conferences and workshops are at Programs and Services.

Upcoming Webinars

Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on maximizing sponsorship revenue for your programs and events (both in person and virtual). The session starts by focusing on identifying potential sponsors and beginning the partnership conversation. It closes with a focus on structuring win-win, long term sponsorship relationships.

7/27 @ 1pm (eastern)

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Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on finding potential supporters for your nonprofit organization. Chad will review the best practices in fundraising prospect identification and provide practical tips for how small nonprofits can maximize their network. Attendees will leave the session with a game plan for identifying their next 50 potential donors.

8/24 @ 2pm (eastern)

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2021 MAAM Annual Meeting and Conference

October 13-15, 2021
Wilmington, DE

Registration will open soon. Please click here for more information.

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Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS) 2021 Conference

The ARCS 2021 conference, Evolution, will be entirely virtual this year. Currently the conference will be from November 8-19, 2021 and will offer:

  • Educational Sessions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Exhibitor Experiences

For the first time ARCS is planning on offering virtual pre-conference workshops to occur from October 25-November 5, 2021.

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

Upcoming Online Courses, registration open

8/30 – 10/24: Basics of Archives
8/30 – 10/24: Collections Management
8/30 – 10/24: Developing Exhibitions: Planning
8/30 – 10/24: Museum Education and Outreach

AASLH Annual Meeting and Conference

AASLH/AMA 2021 Annual Meeting, September 22-25: The AASLH Program Chair, Michelle Moon, the 2021 Program and Host Committees, and AASLH staff are working to turn the Annual Meeting in Little Rock into a transformative experience. Every attendee will have the opportunity to be a true participant in a rich offering of workshops, tours, in-depth discussions, hands-on experiences, and social events. Days spent onsite with colleagues will include additional plenary events and more shared experiences inside and out of the conference program. Attendees will also be encouraged to visit history institutions and sites in the Little Rock area with colleagues or on their own and to participate in workshops and tours that maximize the history, culture, and places of the host city.

Scholarships are available.

Registration is open.

AASLH 2021 Online Conference, October 12-15: The 2021 Online Conference will continue to be an inspirational and informative experience. The online meeting will focus on sessions that allow speakers to share their stories, strategies, and expertise while interacting with participants through the chat function and some breakout rooms. The flexibility of the online format also allows the conference to be more reflective of crucial topics that emerge for the field in the months and weeks before the virtual meeting. Happy hours and discussion groups will also make more use of the Zoom break out rooms to encourage conversation between participants. This is an opportunity to improve on the successful online 2020 conference and to reach a larger percentage of our members and nonmembers around the country.

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Small Museum Association Conference

Seizing the Moment: Opportunities for Radical Change

Small museums are uniquely positioned to pivot quickly to respond to the changing needs of our audiences. As we reflect on the impacts of the dual pandemics that came to the forefront in 2020, that of COVID-19 and racial injustice around the world, how can we seize the moment to create lasting, meaningful change for our institutions and our communities? If not now, when?

Sunday, February 20 to Tuesday, February 22, 2022
The Hotel at the University of Maryland
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