OCTOBER 25-27, 2021

UPDATE March 16, 2021: The SEMC 2021 Program Committee Met on March 11 to review all submitted session proposals and design the 2021 program. All submitters will be notified of outcomes by Early April 2021. Thank you for your patience!

Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee

SEMC 2021: How Will You Meet the Moment?

We know the world will never stop throwing new challenges our way—at SEMC we’ll always be ready to meet the moment and find new ways to assist our southeast museum community to explore its capacity as a profession, dig deep and find opportunities in life’s big challenges. This remarkable moment in time calls on all of us to bring our very best. We are quite literally writing history through countless acts and decisions we make every day.

It is essential for museums to continue to find ways to adapt to our current realities and think ahead to building a fundamentally different future. As 2020 has taught us, change can come quickly and powerfully. SEMC will be here to help you both meet the moment and begin to think about how to build a different future.

During this time of constant change, we are planning for SEMC2021 to be a hybrid meeting with virtual components as well as onsite sessions and events at the Chattanooga Convention Center. While we are hopeful about the in-person component of the annual meeting, the safety of our SEMC members will remain a top priority. If circumstances dictate, we will be ready to transition to a fully virtual format.

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2021 Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Michelle Schulte:

Beth Hoover DeBerry:

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