Hello, Everyone!

This week we are joined by Jamie Glavic (@museumminute). Jamie is the Stragtegic Projects Coordinator at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, Ohio. She will be discussing AASLH’s Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. I hope you can attend the conference and join in the conversation below.

Don’t forget to follow the Educators and Interpreters Committee on Twitter at @AASLHEdInt.

Are you attending the American Association for State and Local History’s Annual Meeting (#AASLH2012) in Salt Lake City (October 3-6, 2012)?

I am! This year’s theme, CROSSROADS: Exploring Vibrant Connections Between People and Place provides ample opportunity to discuss the role historical institutions (and those of us work in them/love them) play communally, geographically and intellectually.

For registration information, click here.

Unable to make it to Salt Lake City? Register for the 2012 Online Conference, October 4 – 5, for access to six hot-topic sessions from the Annual Meeting, as well as featured speakers Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and Will Bagley.

Please note: AASLH has also expanded the definition of a “group.” Group registration is now available to institutions that are part of a regional group, not just those that have many employees and an auditorium. For more information, click here.

Is this your first time attending? Do you have questions? Ask them here and we will try to answer them for you!

If you’ve been to the annual meeting before, what advice would you offer to first time attendees? Want to share a plug for your session? Fire away!

Wait, there’s more!

This blog post doesn’t stop there! It’s also time to start thinking about session proposals for next year’s AASLH’s Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, in partnership with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, September 18 – 21, 2013. The theme? Turning Points: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Change.

Fifty years after hundreds of young people stood solid for freedom. Fifty years after King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” articulated principles of nonviolence. Fifty years later we ask: If history is the example, the provocateur, and the context – how do we best use it today?

Feeling inspired? The deadline for session proposals is Friday, November 16, 2012. To download the Call for Proposals form, click here.

Jamie Glavic is the Strategic Projects Coordinator at the Ohio Historical Society. Prior to that, she was the Creative and Digital Content Manager at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Jamie serves on the board of the Ohio Museums Association, is a proud graduate of Developing History Leaders @SHA, class of 2011, a member of the SHA Alumni Committee, and a founding member of the Emerging Museum Professionals Columbus Chapter. Jamie also blogs on current issues and trends affecting the museum field and history organizations at museumminute.wordpress.com and tweets at @MuseumMinute. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in history and has a particular affinity for dinosaurs and strategic planning literature.