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We strive to develop workshops of high quality that cover a broad range of topics and enhance training and education for conservators and allied professionals at the annual meeting.

 DEADLINE: July 1, 2023

Late submissions will be considered on a rolling basis


Proposal Guidelines

We consider proposals for half-day, one-day, or two-day workshops. Any individual, specialty group, or program committee may submit a proposal for a workshop.

Topics may:

  • Focus on specific materials, specialties, or processes useful to the care of cultural materials at large
  • Adapt knowledge from allied professions that is pertinent to the Annual Meeting audience
  • Advance the field of conservation and collection care
  • Focus on skills useful to professionals as a refresher course

Review Process

Staff will schedule a conversation with you during the month following the deadline to further discuss the details of the proposed workshop. Staff and the Board Director for Professional Education and Training will review proposals with input from the Education and Training Committee and Specialty Groups as appropriate.

Review Criteria

  • Usefulness to Annual Meeting attendees
  • Appropriateness to hotel/Annual Meeting setting
  • Qualifications of workshop Coordinator - track record of organizational skills and completing tasks on schedule
  • Qualifications of workshop Instructor(s) - teaching ability and experience with topic
  • Financial feasibility - Annual Meeting workshops have a limited budget; expenses must be covered by the workshop registration fees and a small instructor honorarium from FAIC.

Host a Workshop

If you are local to the location of an upcoming annual meeting and are interesting in hosting a workshop at your facility, email

View guidelines for how to Propose a Workshop outside of an annual meeting.