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Call for Proposals #FAM2017 Now Being Accepted

FAM Annual Conference
"Valuable to Vital: The Path to 2050"
September 17-20, 2017

FAM invites you to submit proposals for thoughtful, innovative, and interactive sessions for the 2017 Annual Conference in Naples September 17-20. We welcome voices from a variety of institutions, from all disciplines, from those at all stages of their careers, as well as from people outside of the field.  

The FAM conference is a great place to introduce your new ideas or address concerns.Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Program Committee, which may have suggestions on how to strengthen your session. 

CLICK HERE for session proposal guidelines and topic ideas, then complete the online session proposal form by MARCH 17, 2017. 

Posted: 02/25/2017

Sign up for a Marketing Program, Tourism Day and Member Mixer!

Marketing Program, Tourism Day and Member Mixer

Insider's Guide to Tourism Day Webinar

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 11:00am


Don't miss this FREE 30-minute webinar to prepare you for Tourism Day! FAM's Malinda Horton and Brynne Anne Besio, Executive Director, South Florida Museum and Vice President FAM, will cover advocacy tips, provide you with the main points to relay to your legislators, and provide an insider's guide to getting around and making the most of your Tourism Day experience. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

To Participate in Tourism Day events, you must register separately at

Marketing for Cultural/Tourism Institutions

Monday, March 13, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
*Also Available as Live Webinar*


During this crucial time in Florida's cultural tourism community, it is more important than ever to educate the public about your organization. Learn from the pros! Join FAM for an informative panel discussion on how to market your cultural or tourism institution. 

Can't make it to Tallahassee? Join us via Webinar - just register above. 

Speakers will discuss a variety of topics related to social media strategies and effective and innovative marketing concepts. You will also learn how museums and cultural organizations can advocate effectively and maximize relationships with the Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) and Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs). 

Are you a small museum with a limited budget? Please join us as well! Speakers will also address small museum/small budget marketing strategies. 

Panelists include: 

  • Kate Chunka, Industry Relations Senior Manager, and Steven Kubiak, Social Media Manager, Visit Florida
  • Kerri Post, Executive Director, Visit Tallahassee
  • Amber O'Connell, Director of Marketing and Membership, Tallahassee Museum
  • Anissa Ford, Education Director, Gadsden Art Center 

When:    March 13, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fee:       $10 Members, $20 Nonmember 
Where:  Tallahassee Museum

Member Mixer

Monday, March 13, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310

Join the FAM and FAM Foundation Board of Directors for a member mixer at the Tallahassee Museum Monday evening prior to Tourism Day. Not a member? We welcome you to attend and network with colleagues as well as learn all that FAM has to offer. Please email Malinda Horton at  to RSVP.

Posted: 02/25/2017

Florida Tourism Day! March 14, 2017

Register Now for Florida Tourism Day!

Join hundreds of your tourism colleagues on March 14, 2017 in Tallahassee to educate the legislature, media and all Floridians about the importance of Florida’s tourism industry!

It is vital that each of us let our lawmakers know the positive economic impact of tourism to Florida and its residents and how crucial it is for them to support Florida’s No. 1 industry.

Donald L. Tucker Civic Center - Exhibit Hall
505 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Tentative Schedule of Events
March 14, 2017

Civic Center Exhibit Hall
8:30 - 9:30 am: Registration
9 - 11:30 am: Florida Tourism Day Program
11:30 am - 1 pm: Lunch
1:30 - 5 pm: Legislative Appointments at the Florida Capitol

Corner of Adams Street and College Avenue
5 - 8 pm: Florida Tourism Day Street Party

Posted: 01/13/2017

Museums Advocacy Day 2017 February 27-28, 2017

FAM is a proud supporter of Museums Advocacy Day!

This February we’ll be in Washington, D.C. as the new Congress and administration get to work on critical funding and policy decisions. Will you help make sure our Florida is represented in 2017? The stakes have never been higher.

Register Now for Museums Advocacy Day 2017!
Use our free registration code:  MAD2017_FAM

Museums Advocacy Day is a critical and unique opportunity to make a unified case to Congress about the value of museums. The American Alliance of Museums provides policy briefings and schedules your meetings on Capitol Hill.

Will you do your part to share your museum’s value with your legislators?

Learn more about why you should participate and see past advocacy day materials, honorees and more. Participating can also lead to unexpected success stories.

And book your room in the Museums Advocacy Day block to take advantage of the special discounted rate.

In 2016, Museums Advocacy Day brought together more than 250 advocates in Washington, D.C. who visited over 360 Congressional offices. With over 50 new members of Congress taking office, we need your voice in 2017!  

Posted: 01/13/2017
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