Call for Sessions and Buildy Awards
Call for Sessions: For the past thirteen years, the Mid-Atlantic
Association of Museums (MAAM) has hosted The Building Museums Symposium® –
the only conference dedicated to educate and inform the museum community
about the development of major capital projects.

*A significant number of museum attendees are from small to medium-sized
institutions and we are actively seeking session proposals that discuss
projects of interest to this audience.  The best-received and most
informative sessions actively engage the participants and share “real
world” experiences in the development of museum building projects. *

*Session proposals should address one or more of the following topics*:

   - Leadership roles in museum building projects
   - Strategic and master planning
   - Budget and business planning
   - The visitor experience
   - Collections care and facility design
   - Design and pre-construction processes
   - Architect and contractor selection
   - Fundraising
   - Project communication – both internal and external
   - Dealing with existing infrastructure and historic preservation
   - Sustainable design
   - Post-opening challenges

*How do I submit a proposal?*
We’re  looking for sessions that provide a clear and focused discussion of
a specific project, bring a diverse range of participants to the table to
exchange views, and can stimulate questions and conversations among the
attendees.  Please read the attached call to learn more about the contents
required to submit a proposal. Sessions should include no more than 4
speakers and one of those speakers must be a museum professional.  *The
deadline for submitting a proposal is 5:00PM on Friday, September 15,
2017.  Submit proposals to
Download the call for sessions here
Buildy Award Nominations: *The Denver Museum of Nature and Science
astounded us in 2017.  Who should we recognize in Philadelphia?*

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) recognizes institutions
whose construction projects demonstrate high achievement in the areas of
planning, implementing, and surviving  with the Buildy Award at the the
Building Museums® Symposium each year.

*About the Award:*
The purpose of the Buildy Award is to increase awareness within the field,
and by the public at large, of the value of museums and the need for their
ongoing rehabilitation and expansion to serve future generations.

Nominations are solicited from all Museum Directors with qualifying
projects. Architects and other project team members are encouraged to
collaborate with the Museum Directors to complete the nomination.
Nominations submitted previously are eligible for resubmission if the
project still meets the requirements.  *Please submit all nominations by
5:00 pm on September 15, 2017 to: *
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
Building Museums® Symposium
Attention: 2018 Buildy Award
PO Box 4
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Download the Buildy Award Nomination
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Building Museums Symposium Attendee

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Cooperstown, NY 13326

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*Averie Shaughnessy-Comfort*

*Planning Coordinator*

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

Cell: (412) 310-7999
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