2024 Virtual Conference

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At the 2023 conference, ARCS discussed momentum in the museum collections field and all the wonderful projects we’ve been working on. Emerging from the theme Momentum, the 2024 conference theme Synergy propels momentum into a cohesive balance enabling stakeholders to achieve a common greater good and to move towards a more equitable future. Synergy happens when two or more things come together to become greater than the sum of their individual effects. What can happen when we combine our momentum across departments, across disciplines, across the field? How can a variety of stakeholders with varying concerns, perspectives, and specialties converge to create a successful union? 

This year we look at the many ways we can synergize our work. We want to explore how relationships and partnerships - both planned or unexpected - achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. We envision sessions that discuss strategies to collaborate with partners, share projects that were successful because you found balance with a colleague or a fortuitous collaborator, or how finding synergy in our own workflows can make us and our outputs more effective and efficient. 

Remember that ARCS conference sessions are curated from sessions that are submitted. If there is a specific topic you want discussed, submit the idea to the Conference Committee. We may be able to use our synergy to help you build the perfect panel for your idea. 

Call for Proposals

2024 Session Proposal Form

*NEW DEADLINE! Proposals are due no later than 5:00 pm, CST, April 26th 2024.

Registration Rates

Early Bird Rate September 16-October 15, 2024

  • Member Rate: $125 USD
  • Non-Member Rate: $200 USD

Regular Rate October 16, 2024 - Filled

  • Member Rate: $150 USD
  • Non Member Rate: $225 USD

Pre Conference Webinars

  • Member Rate: $25 USD
  • Non-Member Rate: $50 USD

Sponsorship Opportunities

Past Conference Info

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