Birmingham is a city which has reoriented its history, inspiring international human rights movements. It is the perfect place to think & talk about how stories of ordinary people and extraordinary change inspire and inform us, our publics, and our programs and outreach.Like Birmingham, history organizations are changing the way they do things, taking issues and turning them into solutions, using ordinary people to tell extraordinary stories. For 2013, in the middle of the Civil War 150 commemoration, in the Magic City, join your colleagues for a lively joint meeting with AASLH and the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience using Birmingham’s example to challenge ourselves.
Each year, anyone registered for the Online Conference can virtually attend six hot topic sessions, plus hear from featured speakers. Each session is broadcast live from the Annual Meeting. All presentations have been reworked for a live audience. See slides, ask questions, and interact online with presenters and the virtual audience in these live broadcasts.
Learn how your institution can take part in the Continuum of Excellence and how AASLH and AAM are working together for history museums to move between the StEPs, MAP, Core Documents Verification, and Accreditation programs.
Is your history organization interested in taking on an exhibit or programs that addresses a community issue? How do you involve the community? What angle do you take? What is the impact? Learn how three members of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience laynched dynamic, collaborative programs that address critical local issues.
This session discusses how to employ key strategic and practical steps to help you handle any type of transition or change. Whether transitioning jobs, projects, leadership, or starting from scratch to create a whole new entity, managing change can provide seemingly insurmountable challenges.
This session led by museum trustees with decades of board experience will help you build an effective and engaged board. The board/director partnership is critical and it begins with having the best board possible.
This session helps you discover how three organizations have re-worked their volunteer programs, creating a mutually beneficial relationship; expanding the role of volunteers by giving them greater responsibility and matching jobs to specialized skills, opening their volunteer program to younger and different people; and bringing about the institutional shifts necessary to support these changes.
The Notion of Cultural Resistance (adapted from Keynote Address)
Turning Points: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Change (2013 Theme Article)
Turning Points: Becoming Alabama (adapted from Keynote Address)
My First AASLH Conference, But Not My Last! (Small Museums Affinity Community)
Birmingham 2013 – What is an “Annual Meeting Kick-Off?” (Educators and Interpreters Affinity Community)
Uncomfortable for Some: Addressing Issues of Importance at AASLH (Small Museums Affinity Community)
Going Beyond the Survey: Engagement through Facilitated Dialogue (Educators and Interpreters Affinity Community)
Representing Corporate History at AASLH’s Annual Meeting (Corporate History Affinity Community)
AASLH Educators and Interpreters Breakfast: A Discussion on Genealogy (Educators and Interpreters Affinity Community)
When Volunteers Go Rogue. . . (Educators and Interpreters Affinity Community)