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MAA 2021 Online Conference  



Monday, October 4

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.          
Keynote: What Is Decolonization and Why Does It Matter to Museums
Jaclyn Roessel (
Grownup Navajo, President/Founder)

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.          
Virtual Networking Lunch: Check In, Check Up

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.              
DEAI in Theory and Practice
Moderator: Christine Brindza (Tucson Museum of Art)
Jeremy Mikolajczak and John-Peter Wilhite (Tucson Museum of Art)
Manuel Lucero (Museum of Indigenous People)
Amy Oliver (Whipple Observatory)
Kelsey Schimmel  (Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center)

Tuesday, October 5

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.          
Strategic Planning and Beyond
Moderator: Michelle Reid (MuseumPros)
Janice Klein (Museum Association of Arizona)
Cherie Koss (River of Time Museum)
Stephanie Joyner and Cathy Adam (Pinal County Historical Museum)

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.                 
Virtual Networking Lunch: Continuing the Conversation: DEAI and Land Acknowledgements
Kelley Hays-Gilpin (Museum of Northern Arizona)

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.                  
Volunteers and the Pandemic
Moderator: Pamela Levin
Phyllis Pearlman (Taliesin West)
Janeen Trevillyan (Sedona Heritage Museum)
John Bello (Desert Botanical Garden)

Wednesday, October 6 

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Monetizing Online Activities

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Networking Lunch
: Continuing the Conversation:  Technology and Volunteers during COVID
Mark Hager (Arizona State University)

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Back Again: From Virtual to In-person to Hybrid Programming
Lawrence Bell (Arizona Jewish Historical Museum)
Marcus Monenerkit (Heard Museum)
Allison Avery (Arizona Historical Society)


Thursday, October 7

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.               
Current Concerns and Collection Policies
Moderator: Janice Klein (Museum Association of Arizona)
Marcus Monenerkit (Heard Museum)

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.                 
Virtual Networking Lunch

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.                  
Green-er Museums
Moderator: Janice Klein (Museum Association of Arizona)
Robert Breunig (Museum of Northern Arizona, President Emeritus)
Emily Hedges (ASU Museum Studies)

Friday, October 8

10:00 to11:30 a.m.   
Caring for Human Remains
Moderator: Lindsey Vogel-Teeter (Pueblo Grande Museum)
Jim Watson (Arizona State Museum)
Nancy Odegaard (Arizona State Museum)
Reylynne Williams (Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Gila River Indian Community)

Museum Association of Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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