Mark your calendars for SEMC2022 in Northwest Arkansas!
October 24 - 26, 2022
Connect with your peers to discuss how museums and cultural sites across the region are “Exhibiting Change” as our field continues to rethink, reconstruct, and reconnect in a post-pandemic/endemic era. The SEMC 2022 Annual Meeting in Northwest Arkansas has been purposefully designed to offer a balanced program of sessions, workshops, and networking events that will provide professional development and opportunities to help your institution meet the moment and offer pathways to move a museum career forward. This year, sessions will focus on contemporary leadership practices centered on equity, current fundraising strategies, community engagement and the power of partnerships, ethical interpretation of collections and historic sites, managing collections under changing circumstances, curatorial trends in acquiring and sharing collections, job transitions, emerging technologies, and the many ways southeast museums are embedding principles of diversity, accessibility, and inclusion across all departments of an organization. SEMC is excited to welcome the membership to Northwest Arkansas to share creative ideas and success stories (as well as missteps), explore new directions and evolving trends in museums, and network with the most congenial and supportive group of museum professionals in the nation!
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
Embassy Suites, Rogers, Arkansas
Registration for SEMC2022 will open in May 2022. For planning purposes, 2022 Registration Rates are as follows:
*SEMC Member Early Bird Rate (May 2022 - August 31, 2022): $300.00
*you must be a current SEMC member to take advantage of the early bird registration rate
SEMC Member Regular Registration Rate (Sepember 1, 2022 - October 17, 2022): $350.00
Student Registration Rate: $100.00
Non-Member Registration Rate: $425.00
On-Site Registration Rate (SEMC members and non-member): $425.
The Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas - Hotel, Spa & Convention Center is the SEMC 2022 host hotel for rooms, sessions and the 2022 Resource Expo!
For additional information about the area, host organizations and the working schedule of off-site tours and events, please contact the 2022 Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
Angie Albright, Director, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale, AR firstname.lastname@example.org
Serena Barnett, Director, Rogers Historical Museum, Rogers, AR email@example.com
Reserve your room for SEMC2022 today! Follow the link below to take advantage of the special SEMC rate of $162 per night. Amenities include:
Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) makes getting to Rogers and Northwest Arkansas a breeze. The airport is located 12 miles from the Embassy Suites and Convention Center. XNA offers over direct flights to 24 destinations. Visit our "Getting Here" page for a flight map and driving times to Rogers. With 25 destinations XNA now has the most direct flights in the state and more than some metros twice our population. American, Delta, United, Breeze, Allegiant, and Frontier all fly through XNA. A newly renovated TSA check point just opened making getting through security much quicker and more improvements are on the way. Taxis, Ubers, Lyfts, and car rentals are all available at the airport for your convenience getting to your final destination. We are located near the geographic center of the country making it an easy drive from nearby cities; 2 hours from Tulsa, 3 hours from Kansas City, 3 hours from Little Rock, 3.5 hours from Oklahoma City, 4 hours from Wichita, 5 hours from Dallas, 5 hours from Memphis, and 5 hours from St. Louis.
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