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Midwest Museums Assn announces conference program for July 14-17 in Madison, WI

Stephanie Klett’s AAM keynote: “Museums, Mayhem and The Travel Effect” is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 9:00 am. Klett is Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Tourism.

The Association of Midwest Museums announced the program for its 2013 conference.  The conference, Locally Grown, Community Created, is scheduled for July 14-17, 2013 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.  The program can be downloaded from the AMM Home Page  This year’s program has sessions addressing new trends, emerging issues, and best practices in various administrative areas of museum operations.  Here is a sample of some sessions that will be featured at this year’s conference:


  • What’s in a Name?  Cataloging Using Nomenclature 3.0
  • Locally Grown, Federally Regulated: How Small Local Museums Can  Leverage State and Federal Guidelines   to Benefit Their Collections
  • The Right Tool for the Job: Selecting a Collections Management System that Works for You
  • Disaster Response Plans: Today’s Issues
  • Reap Benefits: Grow Community Interaction through Shared Collection Databases
  • With Orders to Identify, Clarify and Classify: Collections Metadata in the Trenches
  • Telling the Story of the Civil War through Seven Local Collections: A Collaborative Project


  • Reimagining an Educational Loan Program for the 21st Century
  • SPARK! Cultural Community Engagement for People with Memory Loss
  • Science Teaching Network: Embracing Change and Fostering Sustainability
  • Locally Grown, Internationally Known: Showcasing Community Voices in Mobile Content
  • Changing Times, New Collaborations
  • Evolution 101: Investigating How Education Programs are Designed, Repurposed, and Evolved
  • Local Partnerships Building Communities
  • The Living Laboratory
  • Enriching the Lives of Early Learners Through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • App, App, and Away with Productive Partnerships
  • A Bright Future: Creating a New Generation of Committed Patrons
  • Nature Net: A Collaborative Environmental Education Network


  • The Bottom Line: Understanding Nonprofit Financials
  • Budget Basics: Creating and Managing Your Department’s Budget
  • Future Think


  • Case Writing 101 Workshop
  • Fundraising in Turbulent Times
  • So the Capital Campaign is Over…But Fundraising Must Go On!
  • Trends in Fundraising
  • Future Think


  • Locally Grown, Internationally Known: Showcasing Community Voices in Mobile Content
  • Trends in Technology: The Digital Road Ahead
  • There’s an App for That
  • App, App, and Away with Productive Partnerships
  • Mobile Tours and Portable Content
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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