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American Institute for Conservation's Annual Meeting 2019

From: Monday 13.05.19
at 9:00am
To: Friday 17.05.19
at 6:00pm

1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382, USA


The American Institute for Conservation (AIC) is pleased to announce the 2019 AIC Annual Meeting Call for Papers.

Event description: 

The meeting, taking place in New England, May 13–17, 2019, at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT will explore the topic of New Tools, Techniques, and Tactics in Conservation and Collection Care.

Opening General Session

For 2019, AIC is revamping our Opening General Session. The format will be short, idea-focused presentations that address the opening session’s theme of “Advance and Inspire.” Talk format should be 15 minutes in length or less, and presentations can include a few slides, in a style similar to TED talks. The program committee is seeking a diversity of voices and perspectives in the opening session, as well as talks that will foster learning or inspire conversation.

Abstracts will be accepted until September 15, 2018

Global Relevance / Local Action: Conservation at Work in Communities – Pre-session Symposium

Building on the success of the 2018 Pre-session Symposium – Whose Cultural Heritage – Whose Conservation Strategy, the Equity and Inclusion Committee would like to announce the Call for Papers for the Global Relevance / Local Action: Conservation at Work in Communities – Pre-session Symposium.

This symposium focuses on cultural preservation initiatives designed to include local communities. The symposium will feature both submitted presentations and invited speakers, including colleagues from the local area. Facilitated, audience-engaged discussions will also be an important part of this program. We are currently seeking abstract submissions, which may focus on case studies and/or on exploration of successful ideology and methodology for community-focused work. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: engaging and sustaining community involvement; finding relevance for local audiences; preserving intangible heritage; and community-based participatory research, conservation, or collections care. Abstract submissions are invited for talks, which should be no more than fifteen minutes in duration, and for panels, which can be up to forty-five minutes in length and include up to five panelists.

Abstract submissions should be no more than 500 words, with an additional speaker biography of up to 300 words, and are due on or before September 15, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you and hearing your presentations at the 2019 AIC Annual Meeting! Please forward any questions about the abstract submission process to