SMA – Call for Proposals

33rd Annual Small Museum Association Conference
Call for Proposals
Sunday, February 19 – Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, College Park, MD
(New Location!)
Conference Theme: All Hands on Deck
Deadline for Proposals: July 1, 2016

View the Call for Proposals
Deadline: July 1, 2016

This year, the Small Museum Association’s annual conference will offer sessions that address the theme “All Hands on Deck.” Speakers are encouraged to explore how professional staff, board members and volunteers can work together to make small museums thrive. 

Several different types of session proposals are sought:

  • 60-minute session — individual speaker, panel presentation, or roundtable discussion
  • 90-minute workshop — workshop, panel presentation, or roundtable discussion
  • 3-hour seminar— in-depth, experiential, hands-on learning (2 slots available on Sunday afternoon)
Learn more about the annual Small Museum Association Conference at