I am going to use my bully pulpit for a moment to promote EdCom's upcoming Marketplace of Ideas and Read the Fine Print showcases for the 2007 AAM Conference here in Chi-town. This is a great opportunity to show off some of the cool things that you have been working on at your museums. The MOI is a chance for people to share new and innovative programs, educational materials, or research that they have been conducting at their institutions. The RTFP is a display area for museums to showcase some of their finest printed materials such as lesson plans, brochures, catalogues, and other publications. The application process is very easy for both. If you are accepted for MOI, you are provided with a table and equipment. You must stay with your program for the entire duration of the event (two hours), but you can also qualify for a free registration the day of the event.
This is an easy way to get involved professionally at a national level as well as take part in some of that valuable networking that we are frequently discussing. The deadline to enter is January 12. Contact me at NRichie@FreedomMuseum.US for an application or questions.