Creative Stations

Now, more than ever, museums are engaging their audiences through hands-on projects that highlight their mission or collection. Show the CAM community what your museum is doing by bringing your activity to the conference and presenting a Creative Station.

Creative stations are two-hour time blocks during which participants can drop in and participate in a creative activity. These stations provide conference attendees the opportunity to step outside of a traditional session and participate with museums who are creatively engaging with their audiences. CAM has seen a diversity of activities since this started several years ago. Everything from robotics to story boarding and digital photography have been part of creative stations. Join us this year and bring the hands-on activities you use at your museum to serve as inspiration for your fellow colleagues.  


 The Program Committee evaluates proposals on the following criteria to ensure the conference program offers a comprehensive, objective, and diverse treatment of issues:

1.  Museum Audience Learning Outcomes: What do you want your museum participants to take away from this activity? Does this activity connect to relevant state or national standards (CA Content Standards, Common Core, NGSS, STEM, etc.)?
2.  Relevance to Conference Attendees: How is this activity relevant to museum professionals? How do you hope to see other professionals benefit from participating?
3.  Institutional Connection: How does this activity support your mission and/or enhance your ability to communicate about your collection?
4.  Ease of Replication: How reasonable is it for another museum to take components of this project and replicate it in their home institution? How much staff (or volunteer) time is needed to make this activity possible? 

Proposals will be reviewed by the Creative Station subcommittee of CAM’s Program Committee using these criteria. Please download the Proposal Prep Form at the bottom of this page and use the Word Document to prepare prior to submitting your proposal online. The deadline for 2020 Creative Station Proposals is Friday, September 20th, and all proposals must be submitted online at the link below.


To review the Program Committee goals, return to the Call for Proposals page.  

Creative Station Proposal Prep Form
(Microsoft Word Document)