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Friday, May 20
 

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Saturday, May 21
 

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Sunday, May 22
 

7:30am

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A Dialogue on Governance Models with Governance Partners George R. Brown Convention Center, 342ABC Accreditation: A View from the Trenches George R. Brown Convention Center, 352DEF Career Cafe: Networking Tips and Strategies George R. Brown Convention Center, 370AB Changing Relationships, Changing the World: Applying the Social Work of Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 342DEF Charting the Future of Art Museums: A Conversation George R. Brown Convention Center, 372ABC Future of Exhibiting: Voices from Non-Traditional Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 372DEF Harvest New Ideas and Resources to Go Green George R. Brown Convention Center, 382ABC Listening, Reflecting and Acting Toward Inclusion: Perspectives of Museum Visitors with Disabilities as Captured Through Visitor Studies George R. Brown Convention Center, 351ABC Museum Accessibility: Helping Patrons Who Are Blind See Your Exhibitions George R. Brown Convention Center, 351DEF Museum Education/Interpretation 101: Program Development and Presentation George R. Brown Convention Center, 361ABC Museums Count: Building the IMLS National Museum Census George R. Brown Convention Center, 362ABC Museums Go Multilingual: Tools, Tricks and Trends for Presenting Museum Content to Everyone George R. Brown Convention Center, 371ABC New Resources for Enhancing Family Learning George R. Brown Convention Center, 371DEF Redefining Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 361DEF The Controversial Stage: Interpreting Sensitive Topics Through Museum Theater George R. Brown Convention Center, 381ABC The Efficacy of Disaster Planning and Recovery George R. Brown Convention Center, 362DEF We Have 10,000 Followers…Now What? Evaluating Social Media's Impact George R. Brown Convention Center, 332ABC Do-It-Yourself Digital Cinema Host Museums Museum Construction, Renovation and Expansion (China Track) George R. Brown Convention Center, 332DEF

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Beyond Program: Making a Commitment to Expanding Audience George R. Brown Convention Center, 342ABC Bones, Wings, Brands and Books: Collaborations in Informal Education. George R. Brown Convention Center, 342DEF Building Communities Through Creative Collaboration George R. Brown Convention Center, 362DEF Building Staff for the Museum of Tomorrow George R. Brown Convention Center, 332ABC Career Cafe Organizational Skills Lab: Legal Updates Lightning Round George R. Brown Convention Center, 370DE Climate Change, Collective Action and Museum Futures George R. Brown Convention Center, 372DEF Creative Use of Volunteers with Collections George R. Brown Convention Center, 352DEF Designing for Access: In-house and on the Road George R. Brown Convention Center, 372ABC From the Chalkboard to the Drawing Board: Museum Studies Students Practice Convergence George R. Brown Convention Center, 351ABC Museum Mergers: Risky Business or Successful Synergy? George R. Brown Convention Center, 351DEF Museums as Unique Forums for Engaging and Empowering Adult Immigrant Audiences and Their Families George R. Brown Convention Center, 362ABC NAGPRA: The CUI Rule: What It Is and How to Use It George R. Brown Convention Center, 361ABC NEH 2011: Public Programs; Preservation and Access; Challenge Grants George R. Brown Convention Center, 361DEF Social Setup 101 - Welcome to Twitter and Facebook George R. Brown Convention Center, 350B Wanna Start S*@t?! George R. Brown Convention Center The Membership Program of Tomorrow: Envisioning the Future of Membership George R. Brown Convention Center, 381ABC The Museums and Schools of Tomorrow George R. Brown Convention Center, 360ABC

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A New Theory on the Block: Imaginative Education, Theory and Practice George R. Brown Convention Center, 342DEF Are We Diverse Yet? Revisting Museum Diversity for the 21st Century George R. Brown Convention Center, 362ABC As History Unfolds: Interpreting Current Events for a Public Audience George R. Brown Convention Center, 372ABC Beginner Blogger 101: We'll Help Get You Started George R. Brown Convention Center, 350B Campaign Clinic: Planning and Funding Museums of Tomorrow George R. Brown Convention Center, 372DEF Career Cafe Idea Lounge: Museologically Incorrect: Conversations for Contrarians George R. Brown Convention Center, 370CF Career Cafe: Idea Lounge George R. Brown Convention Center Career Cafe: Meet Your Mentor, Mentee and AAM Ambassador George R. Brown Convention Center Career Cafe: Mentoring Roundtables for Emerging and Mid-career Professionals George R. Brown Convention Center, 322AB - Sunday Only Collections Databases: Welcome to the World of Tomorrow George R. Brown Convention Center, 362DEF Imagining the Past, Remembering the Future: The Role of Narrative in Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 351ABC Interactive Spaces in Art Museums: Laboratories for Visitors and Museum Staff George R. Brown Convention Center, 351DEF Museum Internships: Today and Tomorrow George R. Brown Convention Center, 352DEF No Budget? No Problem! Technological Solutions for Museum Work from $0-$100 George R. Brown Convention Center, 361ABC Seeing Visitors in 3D: The Power of Integrating Museum Evaluation and Market Research George R. Brown Convention Center, 361DEF Smartphone Apps: The Hype, the Reality and Everything in Between George R. Brown Convention Center, 371ABC Sustainable Preservation Strategies for Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 371DEF Teen Voices in Museums: Innovative Ways of Working with, Listening to and Including Teen Voices in Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 382ABC Tomorrow's Museum: A Catalyst and Incubator for Innovation George R. Brown Convention Center, 332ABC Twelve Little Engines That Did: The Story of a Multi-Museum Collaboration to Evaluate the Visitor Experience George R. Brown Convention Center, 342ABC

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Monday, May 23
 

7:00am

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8:00am

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21st-Century Skills Workshop George R. Brown Convention Center, 360ABC And Other Duties as Assigned: Prioritizing Collections Management in Small Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 342ABC Beyond Quill Pens and Butter Churns: Integrating Historical Thinking into School-Age Programs at Historic Sites George R. Brown Convention Center, 362ABC Career Cafe International: Museum Standards and Best Practices Primer George R. Brown Convention Center, 370CF Career Cafe: Resume Writing for Emerging Professionals George R. Brown Convention Center, 370AB Career Cafe: Using Active Learning in Your Conference Presentations George R. Brown Convention Center, 370DE Collaborating with Asia: Past, Present and Future George R. Brown Convention Center, 332ABC Effectiveness of Museum Programming to Encourage Visitor Dialogue About Controversial Issues George R. Brown Convention Center, 342DEF Exhibitions 101: From Idea to Reality George R. Brown Convention Center, 372ABC Inside the 'Magnetic Museum': Leadership Perspectives on Building Core, Brand and Social Magnetism George R. Brown Convention Center, 362DEF Living the Brand George R. Brown Convention Center, 372DEF Museums as Good Neighbors: Two Approaches to Participating in Placemaking George R. Brown Convention Center, 382ABC Online Fever: Ramped Up for Distance Learning Environments? George R. Brown Convention Center, 351ABC Putting 100 Years of Collecting Online: A Case Study from Historic New England George R. Brown Convention Center, 361DEF Reassessing Environmental Standards: Balancing Collections Preservation, Visitor Comfort and Energy Efficiency George R. Brown Convention Center, 361ABC Surviving Social 201 - How to Sustain Your Presence George R. Brown Convention Center, 350B Talking Shop: Roundtable Discussion with Volunteer Managers and Docents George R. Brown Convention Center, 352DEF The Accessible Museum of the Present and Future: Technologies and Techniques for Visitors with Disabilities George R. Brown Convention Center, 351DEF The Future of Arts Media: Expanding Your P.R. Focus with Cultural Tourism George R. Brown Convention Center, 371ABC The Future of the Museum is the Future George R. Brown Convention Center, 371DEF Varied Paths to the Top George R. Brown Convention Center, 381ABC Double Exposure: Growth through Collaboration Host Museums Engaging Audiences and Artists through Residency Programs Host Museums The U of Land & Oil - Center for Land Use Interpretation's Alternative Exhibit Space Host Museums Brief History of the American Cowboy and the Development of the American Cattle Industry Host Museums

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Best Practices of Creating and Sustaining Museum-Developed Live Programming George R. Brown Convention Center, 371DEF Blogging Basics 201: How to Keep Your Blog Working for You George R. Brown Convention Center, 350B Digital Records and Collections: Will They Still Love You Tomorrow? George R. Brown Convention Center, 342DEF Established and Emerging Educational Leaders: A Roundtable Building on Lessons Learned George R. Brown Convention Center, 352DEF Gifts of Property: A Guide for Museum Professionals George R. Brown Convention Center, 372ABC Museums + Museum Studies: Collaborations as Incubators for Social Change George R. Brown Convention Center, 360ABC Objects That Change the World: Social Conscience and Museum Collections George R. Brown Convention Center, 361ABC Perfecting the Partnership: Identifying Needs and Resources for More Successful Museum Partnerships George R. Brown Convention Center, 382ABC Planning Tomorrow's Collections Today: Collections Plan for Small Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 351ABC Questioning Assumptions: Alternative Futures for Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 382ABC Reinventing Your Membership Program to Maximize Financial Impact and Member Engagement George R. Brown Convention Center, 332ABC Round Table Discussion of Horizon Report: Museum Edition George R. Brown Convention Center, 362ABC Saving the Future: Museum Community Response to the Gulf Oil Spill George R. Brown Convention Center, 361DEF The Greenest Show on Earth: Creating and Distributing Digital Exhibitions George R. Brown Convention Center, 330AB Visitor Studies 101: Collecting and Interpreting Visitor Data George R. Brown Convention Center, 362DEF Volunteer Interns in Museums: Perils, Pitfalls and Pearls George R. Brown Convention Center, 371ABC CANCELLED - Jumping into Mid-Career George R. Brown Convention Center CANCELLED -New Media, New Museums: Strategies for Successful Engagement with Internet Journalism George R. Brown Convention Center

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Tuesday, May 24
 

7:30am

7:45am

8:00am

9:00am

Aftershocks: Recovery of Cultural Materials in Haiti and Lessons for U.S. Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 342DEF Audio and Video for You 101: Putting the Parts in Place George R. Brown Convention Center, 350B Career Cafe Organizational Skills Lab: Making Effective Decisions George R. Brown Convention Center, 370DE Career Cafe: Resume Writing for Emerging Professionals George R. Brown Convention Center, 370AB Career Cafe: Resume Writing for Mid-career Professionals or Career-changers George R. Brown Convention Center, 370CF Crossing Contexts: What Families Value About Museum Experiences George R. Brown Convention Center, 332ABC Documentation as Collections: What's So Strange About That? George R. Brown Convention Center, 342ABC Educators as Advocates: Speaking Up for Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 372ABC Exhibition Critique and Discussion 2011: BIG Texan Style George R. Brown Convention Center, 372DEF Exploring a Leverage-Model: Digital Technology, Professional Development and Microfunding George R. Brown Convention Center, 382ABC Heads Up! Security Training for Non-Security Personnel George R. Brown Convention Center, 351ABC Is Traditional Media Dead? The Future of Earned Media and How to Be Successful George R. Brown Convention Center, 351DEF Leading Change George R. Brown Convention Center, 361ABC Museum Assessment Program: View from the Trenches George R. Brown Convention Center, 360ABC Museums in Motion: A Case Study George R. Brown Convention Center, 350E National Endowment for the Arts Grants Workshop George R. Brown Convention Center, 361DEF New Directions for Docents: Creating an Effective Learning Community in the Art Museum George R. Brown Convention Center, 362DEF Practical Futurism: Harnessing the Power of Forecasting for Your Institutional Planning George R. Brown Convention Center, 371ABC Success in a Development Office of One George R. Brown Convention Center, 371DEF Teach with O'Keeffe: One Traveling Exhibition, Three Museums and Four Schools; A National Collaboration to Promote Arts Integration George R. Brown Convention Center, 362ABC There and Back Again: New and Creative Ways for Small Museums to Host and Produce Traveling Exhibitions George R. Brown Convention Center, 381ABC What's So Queer About Improving Your Museum? George R. Brown Convention Center, 352DEF Behing the Walls: Learning Innovative Archival/Artifact Storage Systems--Julia Ideson Library/Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) Renovation and New Archival Wing Host Museums Buffalo Bayou Walking Tour Host Museums Folk Art Conservation: The Beer Can House Host Museums The Zoo of Tomorrow Host Museums

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Career Cafe Organizational Skills Lab: Mediating Conflict George R. Brown Convention Center, 370DE Career Cafe: 'Top 10 Job Skills' Roundtables George R. Brown Convention Center, 370CF Forging Ahead: The Role of Museum Education in Developing 21st-Century Learners George R. Brown Convention Center, 372DEF Going Green at the Museum George R. Brown Convention Center, 351ABC Homeschool and Museum Dialogue: A Conversation About Three Houston Programs George R. Brown Convention Center, 382ABC Media Production 201 - Beginning Your Media Empire George R. Brown Convention Center, 350B Museum Store Layout and Design Features That Increase Sales George R. Brown Convention Center, 350F Museums Linking Peoples: Perspectives from Brazil, Kenya and Turkey George R. Brown Convention Center, 332ABC P.R. and Marketing 101: Back to Basics George R. Brown Convention Center, 352DEF Planning a Domestic Exhibition or an International Show? How U.S. Government Indemnity Now Works Both Ways for Traveling Exhibitions George R. Brown Convention Center, 351DEF Planning for Content-Heavy Exhibitions: A Collaborative Approach to Balancing the Need to Inform and the Visitor's Capacity to Absorb Information George R. Brown Convention Center, 372ABC Referendum on Dioramas: Dusty Relics or Dynamic Displays for the Museum of Tomorrow? Debate and Cast Your Vote! George R. Brown Convention Center, 361ABC Technology: Threat, Challenge or Opportunity for Organizational Change in Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 361DEF Trends in America's Philanthropic Support and Their Impact on Major Gifts Strategies George R. Brown Convention Center, 371ABC What Do Scholars Want? Digital Publishing Strategies in the Art Museum George R. Brown Convention Center, 371DEF Who Governs the Cultural Commons? George R. Brown Convention Center, 360ABC Death Becomes You Host Museums Forensic Facial Reconstruction Brings History to Life Host Museums Nuts & Bolts Host Museums Career Cafe: One-on-one Resume Review George R. Brown Convention Center, 370AB Creating the Museum of the Future Through Public Value George R. Brown Convention Center, 362DEF Global and Local Perspectives on Museum Funding Models and Governance Structures: How Economic Changes Are Challenging Museums in the U.S. and Around the World George R. Brown Convention Center, 362ABC IMLS: Meeting the Needs of Today's and Tomorrow's Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 342ABC Whose Hands Are in the Cookie Jar? George R. Brown Convention Center, 342DEF

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75 Winning Ideas In 75 Minutes: Worst, Best and Next! George R. Brown Convention Center, 382ABC Career Cafe Organizational Skills Lab: So You Have a Staff, Now What? George R. Brown Convention Center, 370DE Career Cafe Organizational Skills Lab: The Value of Sharing Data Across Your Museum George R. Brown Convention Center, 370AB Career Cafe: 'A Day in the Life...' Reality Roundtables George R. Brown Convention Center, 370CF From Data to Action: Using Visitor Psychographics and Experience Preferences to Make Institutional Decisions George R. Brown Convention Center, 372ABC Here Today, Permitted Tomorrow: How to Apply for Fish and Wildlife Permits George R. Brown Convention Center, 372DEF Marketing Made Easy: Build an Email Campaign for Your Museum George R. Brown Convention Center, 350B Museums and Globalization: Building Successful International Partnerships George R. Brown Convention Center, 332ABC No Need to Apologize: Presenting Difficult Subjects with Diplomacy George R. Brown Convention Center, 332DEF Pushing the Envelope: Challenges for the First Collections Professional in a Small Museum George R. Brown Convention Center, 351ABC Registrars: Let's Get This Show on the Road! George R. Brown Convention Center, 352DEF Revitalizing Historic Sites Through Contemporary Art: Interpretation and Inspiration George R. Brown Convention Center, 351DEF Strategies and Sustainability of Social Media Engagements Across Museums George R. Brown Convention Center, 361ABC The Role of Art Museums in Improving Observation in Medical Education George R. Brown Convention Center, 360ABC Thinking Inside the Box: Using our Professional Skills and Values to Make Better Web-based Experiences George R. Brown Convention Center, 371ABC Walk the Walk: Using Learning Theory Research in the Exhibit Design Process George R. Brown Convention Center, 381ABC Wall-to-Wall: Connecting Cultural Assets in Hartford, Houston and Pittsburgh George R. Brown Convention Center, 330AB

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Wednesday, May 25
 

7:30am

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A Dialogue on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks George R. Brown Convention Center, 371ABC A Little Help from a Friend: Interpreting Difficult Knowledge with Educational Partners to Strengthen the Museum of Tomorrow George R. Brown Convention Center, 352DEF All Hands on Deck: Getting Visitors Involved in the Work of the Museum George R. Brown Convention Center, 342ABC Career Cafe Early Bird Special: Managing From the Middle George R. Brown Convention Center, 370DE Career Cafe Organizational Skills Lab: Understanding Museum Lifecycles George R. Brown Convention Center Career Cafe: Creating Effective Presentations George R. Brown Convention Center, 370AB Collaborations with Museums in the Middle East George R. Brown Convention Center, 332ABC Collections Conundrums 2011: Current Issues George R. Brown Convention Center, 342DEF Culture Shock: Empowering Staff to Take Creative Risks George R. Brown Convention Center, 371DEF Does Your Exhibition Need a Check Up? Non-Evaluators Address the Role of Audience Research and Evaluation in Health Exhibitions George R. Brown Convention Center, 372ABC Emotional Collection, Universal Connections: Lessons from the Museum of Broken Relationships George R. Brown Convention Center, 372DEF Engaging Children in Objects and Art Using High-Tech to No-Tech Tools. George R. Brown Convention Center, 362ABC Fast Forward: Proven Strategies to Reach the Next Generation George R. Brown Convention Center, 382ABC Google Analytics: How Do You Measure Up George R. Brown Convention Center, 350E Open Source for Museums: The Experiment Continues George R. Brown Convention Center, 351ABC Sharing our Heritage: Smithsonian Collections and Indigenous Community Collaboration in Alaska George R. Brown Convention Center, 351DEF Take the Right StEPs! A New Program to Guide History Museums and Sites George R. Brown Convention Center, 381ABC The 23rd Annual Excellence in Exhibition Competition George R. Brown Convention Center, 361DEF The Care and Keeping of Cultural Facilities: Challenges of the Built Environment George R. Brown Convention Center, 362DEF The Long View: Leadership Decisions for Environmentally Sustainable Museum Projects George R. Brown Convention Center, 362DEF Behind the Walls: Learning Innovative Archival/Artifact Storage Systems: The African American Library at The Gregory School Renovation (AFLGS) Host Museums Visitor Experiences: Designing Limitless Opportunities within Limits Host Museums Out in the Open: The City of Houston's Art Collection Host Museums Peer Review Team: Site Visit Success for AAM Peer Reviewers Hilton Americas, Room 338

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Build a Mobile Application George R. Brown Convention Center, 350B Career Cafe Organizational Skills Lab: Business Activities of Nonprofits--Tax Considerations George R. Brown Convention Center, 370AB Career Cafe: Accelerate your Career with Small Changes, Big Impact George R. Brown Convention Center, 370AB Changing Demographics: Myth or Reality, and What Museums Have Been Doing to Attract New Audiences George R. Brown Convention Center, 342ABC DAM(S) the Torpedos, Full Speed Ahead: Digital Asset Management Systems and the Museums of Tomorrow George R. Brown Convention Center, 342DEF Down on the Bayou: Presenting Site-Specific Electronic Art in a Public Environment George R. Brown Convention Center, 351DEF Emergency Management and Planning: How Events in the 21st Century Have Impacted the Way We Plan for, Respond to and Recover from Major Emergencies George R. Brown Convention Center, 372ABC Engaged and Connected: Creating Communities of Museum Learning Professionals George R. Brown Convention Center, 352DEF Engaging Your Learning Audience Online: Techniques for Getting Participants Involved George R. Brown Convention Center, 332ABC Maximizing Upper-Level Giving Circles: How to Grow, Steward, Retain and Move These Vital Members Up the Donor Pyramid George R. Brown Convention Center, 372DEF The Plant Heard Around the World: Using Social Media to Create a Community Phenomenon George R. Brown Convention Center, 361ABC Youth as Content Developers: Museums, New Media and 21st-Century Skills George R. Brown Convention Center, 382ABC Career Cafe: One-on-one Resume Review George R. Brown Convention Center, 370AB Materials 101: Proven Principles for Storage, Display, Packing of Collection Objects George R. Brown Convention Center

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Thursday, May 26
 

8:00am