CAJM Conference 2019
Los Angeles, California

The Council of American Jewish Museums is delighted to announce that it will be heading to Los Angeles for its next conference, The Creative Challenge: Museums for the Next Generation, scheduled for March 3-5, 2019. Chairs for the conference are Bryan Davis, Executive Director of the Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center in Tucson, and Gravity Goldberg, Director of Public Programs and Visitor Experience at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Kevin Jennings of the Tenement Museum will be a keynote speaker.

Call for 2019 Conference Ideas

CAJM welcomes proposals and new ideas for its 2019 conference in Los Angeles on the theme of Creativity. Proposals should address how creativity can influence the work of Jewish museums, or how Jewish museums can become dynamic creative forces in public life. 

Proposals due by August 17, 2018
Accepted proposals will be notified by September 7, 2018


  • Proposed programs should stimulate creative approaches

  • Topics should have implications for Jewish museums and related organizations

  • Issue-based conversations are given priority (rather than show-and-tell presentations)

  • Inventive formats are encouraged (beyond panels with ppts)

Submissions should include:

  • Preliminary title/topic

  • Description of the proposed program in 150 words or less, including how it will advance the work of Jewish museums and related organizations

  • List of possible presenters or other featured talents

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • Relevance to the conference theme

  • Applicability to the CAJM membership

  • Cleverness of approach

  • How it balances other conference offerings

  • Topic’s implications for the field

Selected programs will be developed with CAJM conference leadership and the host site to ensure compatibility. To submit a proposal for consideration, complete the following form by August 17, 2018: