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Annual Meeting Workshop Proposal Guidelines

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. 

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

We are considering proposals for half-day, one-day, or two-day workshops. Any individual, specialty group, or program committee may submit a proposal for a workshop. Submit no later than September 22. 

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. Final approval is subject to review by the AIC board.

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 must be self-supporting, meaning that all expenses must be covered by the workshop registration fees

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

To view guidelines or submit a proposal for a workshop outside of the annual meeting, click here.