If you've been following along on this blog, you've seen some teasers about some of our sessions at the 2017 MALHM Annual Meeting and Conference. After doing some juggling and revising, we now have the full schedule for preview - just keep in mind that the schedule could be subject to last-minute adjustments.
Our conference is growing, from a one-day workshop just a few years ago to a two-track two-day conference to now a three-track two-day conference. For those who want the math, that means we now offer 24 sessions this year compared to 16 at last year's event.
As you can see by the schedule, the conference still offers a variety of programming on all aspects of the history field, but we have expanded the sessions to include topics for people with varying levels of experience.
Our third track on the first day focuses on those new to the profession, such as students or emerging professionals, or those new to the topic; even experienced professionals might need an "Exhibits Graphic Design 101" if they've never created an exhibit before.
The third track on the second day offers sessions for Executive Directors based on feedback from our members. While many executive directors come to the job with a breadth of knowledge about collections and programming, they do not typically receive training in the administrative aspects of running a small nonprofit. We've called upon the Minnesota Association of Volunteer Administration (MAVA) and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, as well as our experienced colleagues, to present sessions in the Executive Director track.
Too bad we can't include time travel in the registration package, because the laws of physics will prevent you from attending more than one session at a time. That's why we offer affordable registration so that multiple people from an organization may attend, either one or both days. See our overview of the conference here or see our Annual Conference page for more information.
Registration is now open for the MALHM Conference, set for April 26-27 in Walker, MN. Register through our new online store. Attendees may also pay with a registration form and check by mail. With either method, attendees can indicate dietary needs, such as vegetarian and gluten free.
Registration deadline is April 10. Chase on the Lake will offer a discount to MALHM attendees who book by phone by April 4. For more information, see our Annual Conference page. If you have additional questions, please contact MALHM Coordinator Marci Matson or Conference Chair Jill Wohnoutka. Look for a full conference schedule soon!