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ATALM 2021 Call for Proposals

Deadline to submit Session Proposals is February 24, 2021. Proposals submitted after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis. **If your program proposal was accepted for ATALM2020 you do not need to resubmit for ATALM2021.**

The International Conferences of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums fulfill the educational and networking needs of indigenous peoples from throughout the world. Known for delivering practical and culturally relevant training, the conferences provide a unique opportunity to share knowledge and build networks.

If you can't complete your proposal in one setting, you may save your work and resume editing later. Once you submit, you will receive a detailed email confirmation with all the information you submitted. Program decisions will be announced by April 1, after which the Program Committee will work with presenters to finalize session descriptions and content. The preliminary program will be announced to the public on June 2.


When is the conference?: November 29-December 1, 2021

Where is the conference?: Renaissance Hotel Washington, 999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC. Discounted room rates are $189 until block is full. Reserve early.

Conference Session Types
ATALM conferences provide innovative, interactive sessions that create highly-valued learning experiences for participants. This is accomplished through a variety of session formats of varying lengths and styles. Click on each title to view a description. Priority is given to sessions that allow the audience to connect with each other and learn about important topics in new, engaging ways. Proposals should describe how the audience will benefit.

What are the focus areas for 2021?
ATALM participants place high value on sessions that provide case studies of successful programs with protocols for replication, as well as interactive or hands-on activities that build tangible skills. For many participants, this is their annual training opportunity and they look to you to provide practical "take home" skills.

What criteria does the ATALM program committee use in selecting programs?

  • Content appropriate to audience needs in correlation with conference focus areas
  • Usefulness of practical applications
  • Presenter’s expertise on the topic presented

Please note that presenters with a tribal affiliation receive priority consideration.

Presenters are responsible for registering for the conference, paying the conference registration fee, and securing and paying for travel and lodging by SEPTEMBER 1, 2021. Session passes must be approved by the Conference Director.

How do I submit a proposal? Click here.

Questions? Email

The ATALM Program Committee reserves the right to combine program proposals and make other changes as necessary. The involvement and agreement of the program organizer will be sought on all changes. Final authority on all program-related decisions rests with the conference organizers.

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