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In collaboration with the AAM Education Committee (EdCom), Diversity Committee (DivCom), and the LGBTQ Alliance, Professional Networks of the American Alliance of Museums; and with #MuseumEdChat on Twitter. 


An EdComversation Online Discussion

Inclusive Storytelling in Museums 

October 19, 2017
2:00-3:00 p.m. (ET)

Join this talk-show style online conversation to discuss “Out West: LGBT Stories of the American West”, a program series designed to illuminate positive contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community to the history and culture of the American West. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the power of storytelling in our practice and how it relates to our audiences.

On Twitter: @AAMers, @AAM_EdCom, @AAMDivCom, @AAM_LGBTQ, #MuseumEdChat

How Will I Benefit? 

By participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the power of storytelling in our practice and how it relates to our audiences
  • Brainstorm ideas on how to engage diverse audiences through programming
  • Advocate for greater diversity and inclusion of untold stories within their own institutions 

Who Should Attend 

Museum practitioners from all disciplines within the museum field are encouraged to attend.


  • Greg Hinton, creator and producer of the acclaimed Out West museum program series; writer, historian, and lecturer
  • Marva Felchlin, director, libraries and archives of the Autry, Autry Museum of the American West
  • Jeremy Johnson, Tate endowed chair of western history, the Goppert Curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum, and managing editor of the Papers of William F. Cody at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
  • Alisa Nordholt-Dean, public programs manager, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art


  • Rebekah Harding, associate director of learning and engagement, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute; chair-elect for professional development, EdCom; president, Museum Educators of Southern California
  • Greg Stevens, director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums


This program is free for all attendees but pre-registration is required. 

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You will receive a registration confirmation email within 24 hours. Access instructions will be sent via email closer to the live event.

Join the Conversation on Twitter

The dialogue will be held concurrently from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET on Twitter at #MuseumEdChat. The conversation will continue that evening from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET. All participants from the AAM EdComVersation are encouraged to join and continue the conversation. On Twitter: @AAMers, @AAM_EdCom, #MuseumEdChat,

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests for Alliance professional development programs must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event date to receive a full refund of your registration fees. Refund requests will not be accepted after that date. The Alliance reserves the right to cancel any program at any time, for any reason. In the event of a program cancellation by the Alliance, attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fees. For face-to-face programs, the Alliance is not responsible for any travel or hotel expenses incurred as a result of your participation or cancellation of an event.

About EdComversations

EdCom hosts EdComversations on the third Thursday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. (PT). These online, talk-show-style discussions cover timely, relevant topics from the museum community and encourage dialogue, networking, and collaborative idea generation.

About EdCom

The American Alliance of Museums Education Professional Network (EdCom) advances the purpose of museums as places of lifelong learning, serves as an advocate for diverse audiences and educators and promotes professional standards and excellence in the best and next practice of museum education.