Spring is almost here and for us on the board it is a busy time as we prepare for the annual conference. This year’s conference will take on a different feel as we pivot towards an all-virtual format for our 2021 gathering. We have some great sessions planned, speakers and activities to get you engaged, opportunities to network with your fellow museum professionals and a chance to learn from our lineup of fantastic leaders in the museum field. Adrienne Nirdé, Professional Development Chair, and Felicia Knise Ingram, Assistant Professional Development Chair have done a great job in lining up these outstanding sessions. I also want to thank Alicyn Wiedrich, Annual Meetings Chair, and Liz Lord, Conference Administrator for pulling together the conference logistics. Lastly, I wanted to thank Randy Holmes and Steven Blashfield of Glavé and Holmes for their continued support of NCMC. Without great corporate partners such as Glavé and Holmes, we could not bring you this conference and these great sessions.
If you have not registered yet, it is not too late. We have reduced the cost of the conference this year and hopefully this will make it affordable for you to attend. Please remember that you must be a member to register. Not a member yet, no problem! You can easily join your statewide museum association by visiting http://www.ncmuseums.org/. After joining be sure to hop over to http://www.ncmuseums.org/registration and get registered. It is fast and super easy!
We hope to “return to normal” in 2022 with an in-person event that will be held in Rocky Mount, NC. The Local Arrangements Committee there has been fantastic to work with and they have been willing to assist in any way possible to get our conference back in Rocky Mount for 2022.
Lastly, this will be my last newsletter as your President. Beginning April 1, I will transition over to the Past President chair. I will still be on the board and I will be taking on a new project that I hope everyone will be excited about and one that I hope will make NCMC stand out. More details will follow in the coming months. Christian Edwards, current Vice-President, will take over as your President. Christian has some exciting ideas and a contagious energy that will propel NCMC forward. It has been a real honor to serve as your President and if I can ever be of service, please reach out to me through our website at www.ncmuseums.org. Have a great spring and I look forward to seeing you all online!
Yours in museums,