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.
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:
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 email@example.com.
Session proposals are due by March 31, 2023.
Read the Call for Session Proposals
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.