2017 TAM Annual
Meeting –
Session Preview


Here’s a sneak peek at some of the sessions we have planned for the 2017 TAM Annual Meeting in Abilene, TX!  Please note – these are still in “draft” form and subject to change


• Executive Director Round Table

• On My Honor: Developing Successful Merit Badge Programs in Museums

• Demystifying Insurance Jargon

• Succession Plans and Why We Need Them

• Making the Match: Building Relationships with Local Foundations

• School Outreach by Small Museums

• Social Media in Collections and Exhibitions

• Mission Creep

• Programming with Accessibility in Mind

• Integrating Technology into Exhibits: Real Examples from the Field

• In the Infamous Words of Richard Dawson: “And the Survey Says!” – Ipads for Everyone!

• Social Learning Events for Millennials

• Small Museum Round Table

• To Lend or Not / To Borrow or Not

• Film and Video in Museums

• Adult Touring by Design

• Are you Tired of Surveys? So Am I: Choosing the Right Museum Assessment Tool

• Program Development on the Fly: Using Evaluation to Improve Programs while
  They are Happening

• Making History Relevant



The following session will be streamed live on the TAM website!

• Beyond the Disaster

• Human Resources: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

• Going Digital: Digital Strategy and Museums

• Concealed/Open Carry of Firearms in Museums

• From a Tweet to Acts of God: When Your Brand Goes Bonkers

• Ask the Conservators

• Super-size Relevance: Using the Popularity of STEM and STEAM to Engage Communities

• Partnerships Between Museums and Libraries to Digitize Local Content


Plus, there will be some great pre-conference workshops and a few late night bar sessions, as well as the Emerging Voices Student Poster Session, a special early morning conference session at the Abilene Zoo and an exciting forum / panel discussion to close out the conference!

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