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

The Museum Learning Hub

Learn about different types of streaming solutions including how to set up and customize a live stream event, how to produce and stream pre-recorded material along with live presenters, as well as more advanced options for controlling live event production and virtual tours. Instructors will also offer accessibility considerations.

Technical Workshop 3: Live Streaming with Multi-Source Content
May 27 at 2pm ET (11am PT)

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Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Events to Fuel Fundraising Growth

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on getting the most out of your organization’s special events. Chad will review the true purpose and ideal revenue model for events and how to make them even more worthwhile by converting event attendees to annual donors. He will also provide some real world examples of unique fundraising events that have broken the mold and became donor favorites (as well as some tips for virtual/hybrid events). It’s an “all things events” presentation and everything is on the table.

5/26 @ 1pm (eastern)

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@fundraiserchad’s Favorite Free (or cheap) Fundraising Tools

Free Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a fun, fast-paced session where he will highlight the free (or inexpensive) tools that he uses to make fundraising easier and more efficient. Over 15 tools will be discussed and demonstrated ranging from apps to websites to gadgets to books and more. It’s your chance to take a look under the hood and see how Chad works on a daily basis.

6/24 @ 1pm (eastern)

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2021 MAAM Annual Meeting and Conference

October 13-15, 2021
Wilmington, DE

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ERCO’s Summer Series

This summer, ERCO, a firm specializing in lighting, is offering free webinars around a variety of subjects related to lighting in museums.

Conservation + Light: Understanding these Museum Frenemies is coming up on June 8, 2021. More information can be found here.

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 opens June 1

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

2020 Annual Meeting Recordings

Did you miss the first-ever AASLH all-virtual conference? Catch up on all the plenaries, keynotes, and sessions from the 2020 AASLH Online Annual Meeting by registering for recordings à la carte.

Recorded Webinars

If you missed any webinars we’ve offered this year, they are available on-demand in the AASLH Resource Center. There are dozens of past webinars addressing topics like reopening, deaccessioning, virtual internships, and more. You can view them here.

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.

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.