Call for Proposals

The California Association of Museums invites YOUR  ideas and expertise for our annual meetings. The 2019 CAM conference will be held February 7-9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. The call for 2019 proposals will open in March of 2018.  Please review the Program Committee Goals and the variety of program formats available. CAM is here to help. If you have a great idea or need guidance, reach out tJessica Monahan, CAM's Program Manager. She can help connect you to additional resources and support.  


PROGRAM COMMITTEE GOAL
The Program Committee’s overall goal is to produce interesting, useful, thought-provoking, relevant and

 interactive programs that explore and discuss: 

  • internal trends or external factors that affect the future of California museums
  • explore/discuss “best practices” in museums and strategies for achieving excellence
  • model strategies to explore/discuss how other museums can learn from these experiences. 

The most successful sessions and workshops at CAM conferences delve deeply into:

  • issues or trends and explore real and scalable solutions
  • use multiple case studies that are candid, relevant to museums of varying sizes, and honest about lessons learned
  • feature compelling, organized, and knowledgeable presenters
  • actively engage and involve the program participants (not just “talking heads”).
 
Proposers are encouraged to represent the diversity of the museum field in their proposals. This diversity includes the geographical region, size, discipline, and age of the institutions represented on the panel as well as the race/ethnicity, ages, and genders of the presenters.

 

PROGRAM FORMATS

There are six program formats for the conference program, however the Program Committee welcomes new models. If you have an idea, reach out to CAM. Please select the format below to learn more about the proposal process and what you need. Click on each format for proposal information.
 
Individual or Institutional Case Study  
Creative Stations 
Dialogue Dinners  

Roundtable Discussions
Sessions 
Workshops