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2022 Annual Conference

The Future of History: Looking Past the Pandemic Toward New Ways of Working

Monday, June 6, 2022  |  Wethersfield, CT


After two years of virtual replacements, the CLHO Annual Conference is back and in person, and we can't wait to see you. This year, we will be hosted in historic Old Wethersfield by our friends at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and the Wethersfield Historical Society, with the support of the Wethersfield Historical Commission/Historic Wethersfield.

We are grateful to our lead sponsor for this year's conference, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

William G. Pomeroy Foundation: For History. For Life.

           Historic Wethersfield

Conference Schedule

Schedule at a Glance

8:00: Registration Opens, Museum Marketplace Opens
9:00–10:00: Breakout Session I (5 choices)
10:00–10:30: Coffee Break
10:30–11:30: Breakout Session II (5 choices)
11:45–12:45: Boxed Lunch with optional informal topical breakouts
1:00–2:00: Plenary Panel
2:15–3:15: Breakout Session III (5 choices)
3:15–3:30: Coffee Break
3:30–4:30: Breakout Session IV (5 choices)
5:00: Closing Reception

We are working on finalizing the program. You may view the preliminary program, which includes session descriptions and more detailed information about options and offerings, but be sure to check back for the most up-to-date information.

Conference Theme

Our conference theme is "The Future of History: Looking Past the Pandemic Toward New Ways of Working." We invite proposals for sessions engaging with the many ways our work has transformed over the past two years and how we will move forward. Read the full call for session proposals here. You can also download a PDF of the call for proposals, which includes a full description of the conference theme.

CLHO welcomes session proposals that feature panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, moderated discussions, performances, and other kinds of presentations. Successful sessions offer practical examples of projects and efforts that tackle museum challenges, as well as provide takeaways that participants can bring back to their own communities.

You may submit a session proposal as an individual, as part of an organization, or as a student. You do not have to be a CLHO member to participate in the conference. We welcome submissions from non-history museums as well as grassroots history and community organizations.

We prefer submissions of complete 50-minute sessions comprising two or three presentations. We also accept proposals for individual presentations, with the understanding that the conference committee may combine these into a session.

To submit a proposal, please read the call for proposals and fill out the online form. You will need to submit:

  • The name and contact information for your session coordinator
  • Your session's title
  • A brief abstract of your session (50 words or less) for the conference program
  • Name, title, affiliation, and a brief bio for each presenter
  • Your session's format (panel, roundtable, workshop, etc.)
  • The level for which your session is intended (introductory, intermediate, advanced)
  • A description (250 words or less) of your session, identifying its main objectives, how you will be addressing them, its relation to the conference theme, and its intended audience.

Proposals were due by April 1, 2022.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

You are invited to join over 200 museum and history professionals from across Connecticut as a business sponsor or exhibitor at CLHO's annual conference. By sponsoring the conference, or reserving a table in our exhibit hall, you get face-to-face contact with the people involved in keeping history alive.

Our conference attracts individuals representing the museum and library world in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Sponsoring our conference is the most effective way to get your business noticed by CLHO’s constituency. That's over 1,100 potential customers working in the heritage field, plus the collective purchasing power of the southern New England heritage community!

Become a Sponsor

Become an Exhibitor

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