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2025 Conference Call for Proposals 

Make It Happen

February 17 to 19, 2025
Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Theme: Make It Happen

Is there an exhibit, program, or fundraiser that you've been talking about doing for years? Do you feel stuck because of procrastination, lack of board support, or insufficient funds? It's time to take action! At SMA 2025, small museum professionals will share their tips and tricks of how they made it happen!

Off-theme proposals are also welcome, but preference will be given to proposals that are on-theme and/or offer practical solutions to common problems faced by small museums.

The SMA Conference Committee is requesting that panels reflect the diverse communities that museums serve. SMA Conference Attendees tend to like practical sessions with roadmaps for implementation at their own sites.

Speakers Receive

  • Discounted registration to the conference
  • SMA membership for 1 year

Deadline: August 1, 2024


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