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Call for Proposals

The Mountain-Plains Museums Association invites you to submit a proposal for our next annual conference, Resilience and Reinvention: Embracing Change, taking place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from October 4-7, 2022.

This conference will provide museum professionals with the opportunity to share professional insights into a range of topics and some examples of the ways in which challenges have been met and overcome. Particular emphasis will be given to instances that celebrate achievement in the face of adverse circumstances.

We hope you will consider sharing:

• Ways that you or your institution have built new community support

• Tips on how to bridge the gap to finding new donors or visitors to your sites

• Ideas representing common challenges for museums and historical sites that are not consistently addressed. Examples could include social issues, collections support, staffing struggles, fundraising, etc.

• Approaches to help build better futures for our institution and our profession

• Creative ways to engage the public or keep your museum in the public eye

• Plans to build new collaborations with other organizations to build a better connection in your community


Donna Merkt, Program Committee Co-Chair
Executive Director, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD

Jason Harris, Program Committee Co-Chair
Director, Chisholm Trail Museum, Kingfisher, OK

If you need to add or change information to an already submitted proposal, please email:

The Call for Proposals form
can be found HERE

See below for tips and guidelines.

Poster Sessions
Due March 15

Call for Poster Proposals

Submit a proposal for a POSTER SESSION at our 2022 conference, Resilience and Reinvention: Embracing Change, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 4-7, 2022.

Guidelines for Sessions and Workshops

Guidelines pdf

Tips for Presentations

Need help finding panelists? We can do a CALL-OUT for you.


Guidelines for Poster Sessions

Guidelines pdf

This document will tell you what a poster session is and how to submit.

Poster Abstracts are Due March 15.

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