We are trying to move away from the either/or of place-based or online conferences. For whichever way you choose to participate, we will offer a blended conference experience. You do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change. This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation. The choice to participate virtually could also be a moral decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden of travel is too great. We aim to foster spaces that align with principles of social justice and community development.
We also want to be ready for the possibility of place-based postponement due to COVID-19. If we are forced to postpone, the online engagement will still go ahead, and your registration will allow you to join the conference in person in a later year.
This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.
Founded in 2008, The Inclusive Museum Research Network is brought together by a shared concern for the future role of the museum and how it can become more inclusive. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.
The Fifteenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:
If you would like to present, start by submitting a proposal. You will need the following: presentation type, short/long descriptions, keywords, focus, themes, and biographical information.
View our Step-by-Step Guide to submitting a presentation proposal.
After we receive your presentation proposal, it moves to the evaluation step. We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed between two to four weeks of submission.
See proposal deadlines below.
Once your proposal is accepted, you must register before our Program Development team can schedule your presentation.
View our Step-by-Step Guide to the registration process.
We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.
|Advance Proposal Deadline||29 November 2021|
|Early Proposal Deadline||28 February 2022|
|Regular Proposal Deadline||29 June 2022|
|Late Proposal Deadline||29 August 2022|
|Advance Registration Deadline||29 December 2021|
|Early Registration Deadline||29 March 2022|
|Regular Registration Deadline||29 August 2022|
|Late Registration Deadline||29 September 2022|
Use the button below to submit a proposal for review.