The Tennessee Association of Museums would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming annual conference. This year’s conference will be held March 21-23rd in Pickwick, TN. The TAM Annual Conference is a three-day event that promotes education, networking, growth and museum best practices for students, professionals and volunteers. Through panels, lectures, workshops, exhibitors and off-site visits, TAM attendees are given the opportunity to learn from and with each other as well as from the industry leaders that attend the conference.
Museums are repositories of art, history, science, and culture and are crucial to community unity in Tennessee whether the communities are large or small. When we come together to share common concerns, success stories, and noble failures, we strengthen our individual institutions, refresh our personal passion for our missions, and become powerful advocates for the importance of museums in our world.
The 2018 Tennessee Association of Museums Annual Conference will be held at Pickwick Landing State park near Shiloh, the site of one of the most intense (and storied) battles of the Civil War that helps illustrate what can happen when division gets extreme. It is now more important than ever for museums in Tennessee to search for common ground amongst a diversity of institutions/organizations and beliefs.
Pickwick Landing in West Tennessee has long been a riverboat stop, dating from the 1840s. During the depression in the 1930s, the site was chosen as a location for one of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s dams on the Tennessee River. The TVA projects themselves caused division in many communities, but now offer places of refuge throughout the state where people can enjoy the beauty of nature. What comprises Pickwick Landing State Park today was once the living area for the TVA construction crews and their families. The area near Pickwick Landing is rich in history and culture. Nearby museums and historic sites include the Tennessee River Museum, the Buford Pusser Home and Museum, the Coon Creek Science Center, Shiloh National Military Park, and the town of Corinth, MS.
Like the museums of southwest Tennessee work together with the Southwest Tennessee Tourism Association, museums across Tennessee need to work together to present a united front to advocate for the preservation and sustainability of Tennessee’s vibrant museum community. Join us in March at Pickwick Landing State Park to discover ideas about how we can learn from one another and join in one voice to support the museums across the state of Tennessee.
We look forward to seeing you at Pickwick Landing State Park.
Conference Sponsor, Exhibitor, and
March 21-23, 2018 • Pickwick landing State Park • Pickwick, TN
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IS
FEBRUARY 16, 2018
The Tennessee Association of Museums Annual Conference will take place at the Pickwick Landing State Park Conference Center, located at 116 State Park Lane, Counce, TN 38326.
Exhibit Hall Schedule
All exhibitors are encouraged to register and set up by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday prior to the Opening Luncheon. Early set up gives TAM members time to meet you. Members will be encouraged to come to your booth during the conference to collect stamps for their Exhibitor Passport, which, when completed, provides entry for a drawing of a laptop at the Closing Luncheon. The Exhibition Hall will also be open on Thursday and Friday mornings for visits with TAM members.
Wednesday, March 21
Exhibitor set up 8:00 a.m. — noon
Thursday, March 22
Exhibit Hall open 8:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Coffee break with exhibitors 9:30 a.m. —10:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Schedule continued
Friday, March 23
Exhibit Hall open 8:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall break down 11:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Closing Lunch 11:30 a.m.
Exhibiting at the 2018 Conference
Booth information Base exhibit fees also include
Booth size: 8’ x 7’ Pre-registration mailing list
Also includes: Print and online recognition
● Draped 6’ table
● Internet access