2023 Annual Conference

Community Matters: Linking Past and Present in Meaningful Ways

Monday, June 5, 2023  | Central Connecticut State University

We are excited to welcome Connecticut's history and museum community back to our home base at CCSU in New Britain this year. We'll be in a larger, more spacious building, with an airy atrium for our exhibitor hall, and plenty of space for sessions, networking, breakouts, and more—not to mention convenient free parking in an adjacent garage.

Conference Theme

Our conference theme is "Community Matters: Linking Past and Present in Meaningful Ways." We invite proposals for sessions engaging with the myriad issues we tackle as organizations and individuals seeking to connect with and support the communities we represent, and addressing some of the key challenges of our moment. Read the Call for Session Proposals.

Submit a Session Proposal

Conference sessions are typically 50 minutes. To ensure time for questions and discussion, we recommend no more than three presentations per session if you are proposing a traditional panel. We accept proposals for complete sessions (preferred) or for single presentations/ideas that the committee may combine into a session.

To submit a session proposal, you will need:

  • 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/role, affiliation (if applicable), and a brief bio for each presenter
  • Your session's format (panel, roundtable, workshop, performance, think tank, 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
  • Three expected takeaways of your session

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 and groups, as well as grassroots history and community organizations.

Questions? Please contact David Rau, Conference Committee Chair, at david@flogris.org.

Session proposals are due by March 31, 2023.

Read the Call for Session Proposals

Submit Your Session Proposal

Session Brainstorming & Networking Session

To help you connect with other folks who may have session ideas or topics similar to yours, the League will be hosting a virtual brainstorming and networking session on Friday, March 17 at noon. This is a great way to workshop your ideas with fellow Connecticut museum folk across communities, organizations, and disciplines, and connect with people who might be able to propose a session with you. CLHO staff and conference committee members will be there to facilitate the conversation, hear your ideas, and help craft your thoughts into potential sessions.

Sign Up for the Brainstorming & Networking Session

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