2018 Conference Handouts

Thank you for joining us at VAM's 2018 Annual Conference. You will find a variety of presentations and associated handouts provided by the conference presenters for the conference sessions listed below. More links to handouts will be added as they are submitted.

2018 Annual Conference
Hilton Norfolk The Main
Norfolk, Virginia
March 10 - 13, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018


  • ARTMatters: Peers and Partners. Piloting a Program for Inclusive Programming for Families Sharing the Alzheimer’s Journey
  • Beyond Best Practices: Using Social Media Creatively
  • Landscape: An Integral Part of the Visitor Experience
  • Revamping Loan Programs and Creating Comprehensive Condition Reports
  • Truth Telling and Building Trust
  • Working with What You've Got: Making the Most of Your Experience to Keep Your Public History Career on Track Handout 1, Handout 2 


  • Archaeology, Preservation, and Education Outreach for the Small Museum
  • Building Toward 2019: Community and Partner Engagement in American Evolution
  • Developing an Action Plan to Become More Inclusive Handout 1, Handout 2 
  • Education Vacation: How to Start a Summer Camp at Your Museum
  • Incorporating Contemporary Art into Your Historic Site
  • Interpretation and Restoration Strategies Using Digital Technologies

Monday, March 12, 2018


  • Town Hall: The New SOLs: What Museums Need to Know



4:15pm-5:15pm Pop-up Sessions

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


  • Amazing Exhibits with Little Money and Barely Any Space
  • Dealing with Difficult Conversations in Your Work
  • Goals and Gaps to Greatness!
  • Innovative Campaigns
  • Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Oh My! Sharing Tips and Strategies for Collections Care from the Historic Houses of Our Founding Fathers
  • Wines, Steins, and Moonshines: Incorporating Alcohol into Your Museum’s Programming