Call for Breakout Sessions - Letter

The NDS 2022 Kansas City team is very excited to announce our call for breakout session proposals. Breakout sessions are an essential and inspiring part of the symposium. They connect us with each other by highlighting the wonderful things happening in our museums. 

We are looking for proposals to connect us! Well-designed breakout sessions connect us through modeling, involving, and generating enthusiasm. They connect us by adding new skills to our docent toolboxes, and by challenging us to be curious about new methods, ideas, and the implementation of new programs. 

We also are looking for proposals to inspire us! Proposals that inspire us to create meaningful experiences for all audiences. Proposals that inspire us to build programs that tell all our stories, speak to social justice, address inclusion, and open our minds to new innovations. 

After dealing with the changes in our lives brought on by Covid 19, we know finding new ways to engage with our audiences is of the utmost importance. Bringing our audiences to the museum virtually has become very important in the past year. Share your successes and new ideas in this field with us. 

As our museums prepare to resume onsite programming, breakout sessions showing us creative ways to return to in-person touring through reviewing, practicing, and updating our skills are also welcome. 

This call for proposals does not limit the topics for submission. However, we are looking for presentations that are relevant, interactive, thought-provoking, memorable, and useful to other attendees. Guidelines and applications for submission of proposals for breakout sessions are listed under Breakout Session Application on this website. 

So, let’s get connected! Let’s get inspired! Send those proposals to Kansas City!

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Submissions accepted May 1 - July 30, 2021

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