SEMC Program Committee: a great way to get involved


SEMC2022 Program Committee Meeting, Rogers, Arkansas

What is the SEMC Program Committee? 

The SEMC Program Committee is a diverse group of dedicated museum and industry professionals who represent varying career levels, disciplines, and Southern regions. The Committee is responsible for reviewing annual conference session proposals, assisting with the organization of the programmatic offerings, and acting as session shepherds. Each year they are led by SEMC's Program Administrator and a Program Committee Co-Chair, who work closely together in the organization of the committee. 

Volunteer Committee members must attend the mid-year meeting (in person strongly recommended to enhance meeting experience) and the fall conference (in-person only), actively participate in the review and critique of session proposals, and shepherd at least two sessions in Louisville, Kentucky. The 2023 Program Committee Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Although participation requires a substantial commitment of time, energy, and potential travel costs, the rewards are immense. Members work alongside a diverse group of professionals, meet industry peers from across the Southeast region, and become an essential part of the SEMC family. 

How can I apply?

Every year SEMC leadership reviews the existing Committee roll, determining which members will be invited to reapply for the following year. This process regularly opens vacancies for new members. Any current SEMC member (individual, institutional, or industry partner) is welcome to review the 2023 Program Committee Guidelines and apply. If you have any questions, contact Program Administrator, Heather Nowak at hnowak@semcdirect.net.

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Apply Today!


The application period for the 2023 Program Committee will be open through December 16, 2022.

If you have any questions, contact Heather Nowak at hnowak@semcdirect.net

Thank you to the 2022 SEMC Program Committee!


SEMC2022 Hybrid Program Committee meeting Rogers, AR

Take a look at images from the SEMC2021 mid-year meeting (March 2021)




SEMC2019 Program Committee, Charleston, SC 


SEMC2018 Program Committee, Jackson, MS