2017 Annual Conference




The Nevada Museums Association is requesting proposals for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Elko, which is scheduled for October 4-6, 2017. This year’s theme is Mission Possible.

Our mission is at the heart of everything we do at our museums. It is what makes us unique, what drives our exhibits, programs, strategic planning – everything we do at our institutions. At a time when we need to stand up for our core principles and help the public to see how important museums are to our community, this is a perfect opportunity to examine our mission statements and pour energy into refocusing on our responsibilities to our public and our collections.  Ask yourselves what makes your mission possible, and what a refined mission statement can make possible for your museum. 

We are requesting submissions focused on examining mission statements, working with museum administrators to stay true to the mission, communicating relevancy to stakeholders, addressing the challenges of generating revenue, strategic planning, educational programming, museum advocacy, and anything else relevant to the work your museum is doing (or not doing) to stay mission-driven.

Please email your session proposals to Garrett Barmore at gbarmore@unr.edu by May 1st 2017.

Include the following information in your proposal. A list is acceptable.

  • The session’s title

  • The subject this session will address (exhibits, collections, education, governance, etc.)

  • A brief description of your session (no more than 100 words)

  • The format of your session (panel, workshop, single person presentation, etc.)

  • Any fees to cover cost of materials (this only pertains to workshops)

  • All of the presenter’s names involved

  • Reliable contact information

    Presenters will be notified of their submission status by June 15. Thank you for your interest in the NMA annual meeting. Please contact Garrett Barmore at the above address or 775-784-4528 if you have any more questions.