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#AASLH17 Conversation Areas

New this year at the Annual Meeting are the AASLH Conversations Areas (located in the Exhibit Hall), where all attendees are invited to stop by and take part in discussions about current topics, watch 15 minute PDQ demonstrations, and hear about helpful programs and services. The full schedule is below, as well as in the Annual Meeting App. The full schedule will also be available onsite at the AASLH Registration Desk.

 

Thursday
September 7
10:30-10:45 am
Cheap Ways to Measure Light in Your Museum by Field Services Alliance Member, Todd Mahon, Minnesota Historical Society (15-minute PDQ presentation).
10:45-11 am
Walking in Your Visitors’ Shoes: A Hands-on Activity to See Your Site from Another Perspective by FSA Member, Jeannette Rooney, Indiana Historical Society (15-minute PDQ presentation).
11 am-12 pm
Meet the New AASLH Staff Members. Stop by to meet Amber Mitchell, Darah Fogarty, and John Marks and welcome them to the Association.
12-1 pm
Advocacy, Issues Facing the Field, and AASLH. Talk with AASLH Council members about the Association’s advocacy efforts.
2-3 pm
Let’s Talk Resumes! Hey students (and anyone else)! Discuss creating an attention-grabbing resume with Bob Beatty, AASLH, and Kyle McKoy, Mercer Museum.
3-4 pm
Jumpstart Positive Change within Your Organization. Chat with reps from the StEPs, CAP, MAP, and Core Documents programs about how your organization can benefit from participation in assessment programs.
4-5 pm
Visitors Count! Q & A. Is your museum or site thinking about using the Visitors Count! program to guide it through a visitor survey? Stop by and talk with AASLH staff.

 

Friday
September 8
10-11 am
Gain Valuable Input from Your Community. Discuss planning community conversations with Tamara Hemmerlein, Indiana Historical Society. Sponsored by Field Services Alliance.
11 am-12 pm
What Do Public History Employers Want? Stephanie Rowe, NCPH, and Phillip Scarpino, IUPUI, members of the Joint Task Force on Public History Education and Employment, will lead a discussion about this report.
12-1 pm
Advocacy, Issues Facing the Field, and AASLH. Talk with AASLH Council members about the Association’s advocacy efforts.
1-2 pm
What Are the AASLH Leadership in History Awards? Chat with Awards Committee members about nominating your organization for an AASLH award.
2-3 pm
Let’s Talk Resumes! Hey students (and anyone else)! Stop by to talk about attention-grabbing resumes with Bob Beatty, AASLH, and Stacy Klingler, William Butterworth Foundation.
3-4 pm
Creativity & Experimentation. Join Sarah Pharaon, Jacqueline Langholtz, and Erin Carlson Mast of the Creativity & Experimentation Task Force and share your ideas for how to flex AASLH’s creative muscle to better meet our needs and goals in the year ahead.

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