Pre-Conference Events

NMPS Fall Session: Resiliency at Small Organizations

October 29, 4:00 p.m. CST


In this open forum, we invite attendees to share their professional challenges and unlikely victories from the past six months. Which accomplishments are you most proud of? How have you survived amid budget cuts and layoffs, or what skills are you looking to expand on in upcoming roles? What else has helped you adapt to new challenges? As the upheaval in the industry continues, we especially welcome stories of transition from those moving on to new roles in or out of institutions.

The event will begin with a presented case study on a difficult project completed during quarantine. Participants will then enter breakout rooms to discuss their own experiences and hear tips from colleagues far and wide. The groups will then reconvene to share out these lessons of nimbleness, tenacity, and perseverance.

NMPS Information Session: Joining the Planning Committee/Submitting a Session Proposal

Friday, November 13, 4:00 p.m. CST


Join this event to learn more about the three ways to get involved this year: serving on the planning committee or nominating a committee member, proposing a session, and pitching a lightning round presentation. We’ll share information on past sessions and what worked well, review the forms you’ll need to complete, and answer any questions you might have.

NMPS Fall Session: Avoiding TeaM Burnout

Friday, December 11, 1:00 p.m. CST


This panel discussion includes individuals representative of different publishing team sizes. Each speaker will discuss the strategies and tools they implement to keep themselves and their team members motivated, connected, and productive.

Moderator, Kamilah Foreman, Dia Art Foundation
Suzanne Abrams Rebillar, Corning Museum of Glass
Additional speakers TBD