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Now Open: Conference Session Proposals

Help us plan a meaningful and timely gathering by submitting your ideas for the online 2021 Arts Midwest Conference!

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The Professional Development committee is now accepting engaging session proposals, speaker suggestions, and networking ideas for this year’s online gathering. We are seeking speakers that represent the diversity of lived experiences of our field and prioritizing session proposals that capture the most pressing issues facing our industry and can provide resources and inspiration to move our work into the future.


Interested in leading a session? Want to recommend a speaker?

Submit Session & Speaker Ideas


Have a great “Get to Know You’ idea for building and strengthening relationships online?

Submit Get to Know You Ideas


Professional development is a core component of the Conference that drives our conversations and collective work forward. In-depth seminars, keynotes, workshops, and discussions offer peer-to-peer learning and opportunities to hear from leaders in the field.

Proposals are due by June 14

All proposals will be viewed as suggestions, and if selected, final topics and speakers will be shaped by the Professional Development committee. Proposed speakers and topics are intended to represent the field in an objective capacity without expectation of self-promotion for themselves or those they represent.