Fifteenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum
Moore College of Art & Design
Philadelphia, USA
29 September–1 October 2022

Building Resilient Research Communities

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.

2022 Call for Proposals

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:

  • 2022 Special Focus—Grassroots Globalisation: Cultural Justice & Social Engagement
  • Theme 1: Visitors
  • Theme 2: Collections
  • Theme 3: Representations

Become a Presenter

1 Submit a Proposal

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.

2 Get Accepted

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.

3 Register

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.

Important Dates

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.

Proposal & Registration Dates

Proposal Deadlines

Advance Proposal Deadline 29 November 2021
Early Proposal Deadline 28 February 2022
Regular Proposal Deadline 29 June 2022
Late Proposal Deadline 29 August 2022

Registration Deadlines

Advance Registration Deadline 29 December 2021
Early Registration Deadline 29 March 2022
Regular Registration Deadline 29 August 2022
Late Registration Deadline 29 September 2022

Submit Your Proposal

Use the button below to submit a proposal for review.