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Registration Fee Waiver Application

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To maximize training opportunities for people engaged in sustaining and advancing indigenous culture, the Institute of Museum and Library Services is providing scholarship funding for eligible applicants to attend the 2017 conference. Scholarships are for registration fees only and may include your choice of a pre-conference program.

Conference Information
The 2017 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums takes place at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico (Outside Albuquerque). Pre-conference workshops take place on Tuesday, October 10 and conference sessions are scheduled Wednesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 12.

Application Process

  • Applications are awarded on a first come/first served basis. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • If you cannot complete the application once you start it, you have the option to save your information and resume it later. If you choose this option, you will receive a unique link that will enable you to access your application at any time within the next 30 days. Without the link, the data you have entered cannot be retrieved and you will have to start filling out the form at the beginning. ATALM does not receive the information until you hit the “Submit” button.
  • You will receive a copy of the information you submit via email. If you do not receive a confirmation, you may have entered your email address incorrectly. Before resubmitting another application, contact ATALM at If an application was received, it will be forwarded to you. Otherwise, you will need to resubmit.
  • You will be notified within 48 hours if your application has been approved.

Obligations of Scholarship Recipients
If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be required to:

  • Volunteer at least four hours during the conference.
  • Write a brief impact report.

Applicant Criteria

  • Must currently be a staff member with tribal archive, library, museum, or cultural programs, or
  • Work with indigenous collections in non-tribal archive, library, museum, or cultural programs, or
  • Be currently enrolled in a museum, library,or archival-related educational program.

Selection Criteria the Scholarship Review Committee Considers

  • The extent the applicant is involved with tribal collections.
  • The extent to which the applicant will benefit from the conference.
  • Financial Need
  • The number of applications received from the same organization. Multiple applications per organization are permitted, but typically only one scholarship is awarded to the employee or volunteer most involved with tribal collections.
  • Registration

    • If awarded a scholarship, you will receive instructions on how to register. Do not register in advance of receiving your scholarship agreement, as doing so will disqualify you from receiving a scholarship.


    • Registration includes two breakfasts and two luncheons.
    • Per diem is not covered.

    Application Form

ATALM 2018 Conference

October 8-11, 2018
Mystic Lake Center
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN 55372