About the Theme
People and communities use narrative–stories built around core values–to understand the world and their place in it. As narratives become more inclusive and encompass a broader range of perspectives, museums are looking for ways to deliver these new stories to provide a narrative that represents as many voices as possible. Museums are working to change the narrative around their collections in order to fulfill their responsibility to better serve the public.

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2019 Final Program

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Saturday February 9, 2019

8:30 AM – 9:45 PM Breakfast and Plenary Session

Changing the Future: Museums & Education

Facilitators: Veronica Alvarez, Director of School & Teacher Programs, LACMA

Speakers: Laura Lott, President & CEO, American Alliance of Museums; Tony Thurmond (invited), Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

In the Closing Town Hall for the 2019 CAM Conference, explore current thinking about the educational role of museums in serving schools and children and recognize excellence through the 7th Annual Superintendent's Awards for Excellence in Museum Education and the CAMMY awards presentation. Discussions will center on how museums, schools, and communities intersect and how their narratives are evolving to impact the future. Breakfast served.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Creative Stations

Creative Station - Make Your Own WWII Shipyard Badge presented by Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park

 Creative Station - Process Over Product: The Art & Science of Oobleck presented by The Children's Creativity Museum

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Concurrent Learning Opportunities 

5A - Just Say No: Care for Your Collection by Not Taking Everything

5B - Creating Spaces that are Responsive to Hot Topics

5C -Strengthening Museum Mission through Earned Income Opportunities

5D - Superintendent’s Award Winners for Excellence in Museum Education, 2019

5E - Laying the Groundwork for Staff Diversity: Inclusive Practices for Recruiting and Hiring

5F - Digital for All: How to Build Digitally Confident Staff

Discussion - 2019 Hot Topics in the California Legislature

Discussion - TBA

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Concurrent Learning Opportunities 

6A - Reinventing the Wheel: A Game Show for Museum Professionals

6B - Top Tech Trends and Why They Matter

6C -Brave Spaces: Challenging Conversations in the Museum

6D - Making the Mix Work: Access and Inclusion for People with Cognitive, Learning, and Physical Disabilities

6E - Contested Histories: Changing the Narrative through Crowd-Sourced Content

6F - Measuring Social Impact: A Case Study from the Oakland Museum of California

Discussion - Collections Management - How to Deal with the Not Ideal

Discussion - TBA

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Field Learning Opportunities 

Check out available field learning opportunities offered by San Francisco museums to see which learning opportunity is right for you. Registration required at the Registration Desk during the conference.