Small Museum Association

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38th Annual SMA Conference

Call for Proposals

Conference dates:

Sunday, February 20 to Tuesday, February 22, 2022


This year, the SMA conference will offer sessions that address the theme "Seizing the Moment: Opportunities for Radical Change."

Presentations should address how small museums are uniquely positioned to pivot quickly to respond to the changing needs of our audiences. As we reflect on the impacts of the dual pandemics that came to the forefront in 2020, that of COVID-19 and racial injustice around the world, how can we seize the moment to create lasting, meaningful change for our institutions and our communities? If not now, when?

The SMA Conference Committee is requesting that panels reflect the diverse communities that museums serve. SMA Conference Attendees tend to like practical sessions with roadmaps for implementation at their own sites.

Types of session proposals sought:

    • 60-minute session — individual speaker, panel presentation, or round-table discussion
    • 60 & 90-minute workshops — in-depth, experiential, hands-on learning

Click here to submit your proposal by September 20.

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