Thurs. April 16th

9:00 – 4:30 Registration

  • 9:00 – 2:30 at Clarion Hotel
  • 2:30 – 4:30 at Center of Craig (Please bring your Silent Auction items here)

9:00 – 2:30 Vendor Marketplace Set-Up

10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and Meet the Mayor

10:30 – 11:15 Keynote Speaker, Lou Wyman

11:15 – 1:00 Business Lunch

1:00 – 4:30 Vendor Marketplace

1:30 – 2:45 Session

  • Web Tools to Maximize Your Impact and Reduce Your Budget Michelle Pearson, Coordinator of Education and Preservation Grants, 2011 Colorado Teacher of the Year, History Colorado; Laura Israelsen, Educator, 2010 Librarian of the Year, Adams 12 School District; Shannon Haltiwanger, Preservation Communications Manager, History Colorado – Low programming budget? Need impact and outreach to your community? Tired of the same old media tools? Join three geeks and learn how you can maximize your community reach using easily adaptable tools and resources for a low dollar investment. Learn how you can increase engagement in your museum spaces, garner a larger online presence, and share the cultural heritage and preservation stories of your community using three common tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, and 17 newer tools with the power to connect to new audiences. Examples, tools, and online resources will be shared and disseminated to participants. Prepare to have some fun, learn, and share ideas in this hands-on session.

2:45 – 3:00 Refreshment Break

3:00 – 4:15 Sessions

  • NAGPRA Compliance: The Nuts & Bolts Anne Amati, Registrar, University of Denver Museum of Anthropology; Christina Cain, Anthropology Collections Manager, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History – The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is a federal law passed in 1990. It provides a process for museums to return human remains and cultural items to Native American tribes. This session will introduce the basics of the law and how small museums actually do the work of complying with the law. We will address where to get funding, tips for working with tribes, preparing for a consultation, and resources available for museums.
  • Building a Leadership Board Lisa Dodson, Executive Director, Kansas Museums Association – High performing boards are essential to fostering growth and transformative change for your museum. This session will discuss the characteristics of effective leadership boards and provide examples and tools to help grow board engagement, critical thinking, fundraising and leadership. Sample case studies will be discussed and participants are invited to bring questions.

4:30 – 6:00 Historical Scavenger Hunt or Free Time

5:00 – 8:00 Thursday Reception

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