Oregon Heritage invites ideas and proposals that explore this year’s theme: Harness the Power of Heritage! Individuals and groups that preserve and interpret Oregon’s past wield power and responsibility as they make decisions about what is preserved and how history is shared publicly. At the same time, it is essential heritage groups feel empowered as vital organizations within their communities. In 2020, we will come together to think deeply about heritage and power.
Conference proposals related to this theme might include:
* Public engagement
* Including more voices
* Promoting the value of Heritage and historic places
* Creating programming
Oregon Heritage invites creative proposals! Panels and lectures are welcome, as well as facilitated conversations, debates, or other creative suggestions.
Conference sessions must be structured in two ways:
* 75 Minute Session
* Half-Day Pre-conference Workshop (3-4 hrs)
If you would like to submit a proposal, please provide: 1) the moderator’s name, title, organization, and contact information; 2) a session title and type (workshop, lecture, or panel); 3) a description of the session proposal and how to relates to the theme in 75 words or less; and 4) information on any additional presenters.
The Oregon Heritage Conference will take place in Corvallis on April 22- 24, 2020. The meeting brings together people who love and work with Oregon’s heritage. Designed to be interdisciplinary, the conference focuses on all sectors of cultural heritage, such as historic preservation, museums, archives, libraries, historic cemeteries, and local and state government.
The deadline for proposal submissions is September 1, 2019. Please send your proposal to Beth Dehn. Applicants will be notified of decisions by September 30.
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