Preference will be given to proposals that align with the theme, Looking Forward…The Next 50 Years, and that involve one of the two following approaches:
Proposals due by November 15, 2020
Session/workshop topics of interest include:
|Overall Sustainability||Embracing equity, diversity, and inclusion|
|Audience and community engagement||Use of digital technology, videoconferencing, and social media|
|Strategic and financial planning||Visitor and staff health and safety issues|
|Redeployed use of resources||Sustaining the living history farm ecosystem (heritage breeds and seeds)|
|Agriculture and/or environmental interpretation for today's audiences||Popular interest in "living history" skills as a result of COVID-19 quarantine|
|Interpretive planning/master planning||Program planning|
|Interactivity||Use of technology|
|Use of visitor studies||Attracting new generations of staff or visitors|
|Use and application of the AASLH StEPs program||Use and application of AAM's MAP programs|
|Interpreting controversy and/or sensitive issues||Reassessing/reinterpreting slavery and/or race|
|Reassessing/reinterpreting forgotten groups like women, Native Americans, immigrants, workers||Re-purposing historic structures|
|Volunteer programs||Special events|
|STEM, STEAM, STEMIE and/or other successful educational programs||Cross-disciplinary thinking: How can science inform us? How can humanities inform science?|
|Changing role of curators, educators, and other staff||Collections management and care|
Note: Topics should always involve—and specifically call out in the proposal—the incorporation of practical applications to conference attendees.
Special Note about 2020 Conference Sessions:
Sessions which had been accepted for the 2020 Conference will be given special preference for the 2021 conference program. Please indicate below whether your session is a resubmission from 2020.
Session Proposal Submitter:
We realize that the person doing the submitting is usually, but not always, the session chair. Please indicate the person who will be responsible for logistics, requests for materials and equipment, and communicating with participants and the conference hosts. ALHFAM will only contact that person.
Sessions are 45 or 90 minutes. Workshops can be half-day or full-day. Please allow time for questions and answers.
AV, Internet and Room Arrangements:
If your session or workshop is selected, you will be receiving an email no less than a month before the conference asking you to describe your AV, internet and room arrangement needs. Speakers will need to bring their own laptops. Wireless internet will be available in the session rooms. LCD projectors will be available, but they may not be compatible with Macs.
Registration Fees & Cost:
Chairs and panelists must register for the conference for the day on which they speak unless they only attend their session. ALHFAM does not pay travel costs or honoraria for session chairs or panelists.
Have a question about your proposal? Contact the Program Committee
Having trouble viewing the Online Proposal Form? Follow this link