Lunch with a Leader: Tallahassee EMP

Get to know a new NEMPN Chapter Each Month with “Lunch with a Leader”

We ask you to join us on your lunch break for this half hour sessions getting YOU more connected with a different NEMPN group each month. In our first session we will be speaking with Tallahassee EMP leaders Gabrielle Graham and Mary Fernandez! Have questions? Join the conversation for the last 10 minutes of the session to pose your most burning inquires.

You can watch the live stream on our YouTube Channel here.

Ask an Expert LIVE! with Sarah Connors from The International Preservation Studies Center

Join NEMPN for our first ever “Ask an Expert LIVE!”

We will be speaking with Sarah Connors Assistant Director at the International Preservation Studies Center in Mount Carroll, Illinois. She holds an MA in Museum Studies from Western Illinois University and a BA in History from Wartburg College. Her career has provided her with experience in nearly every area in the museum field including, curatorial, exhibition, collections management, visitor services, marketing, and administration.

The International Preservation Studies Center has provided hands-on preservation training workshops to museum and library professionals, conservators, and historic preservationists since 1980. IPSC offers over 75 short courses taught by world-class instructors from around the world.

Special note: IPSC is dedicated to preparing the next generation of museum professionals which is why we offer 50% off all courses to undergraduate and graduate students!

Watch on our National EMP Network YouTube channel and send in your questions to

NEMPN @ AAM 2017

Hello NEMPN-ers! The annual American Alliance of Museums (AAM) conference is taking place in St. Louis, MO this year and it’s right around the corner. We have members coming from all over the country, making this is the perfect opportunity to meet one another! Check out and use the hashtag #AAMEMP2017 to meet up with other EMPs and see what folks are saying during the conference. We hope to see you there!

Is this your first time attending a conference? Conferences can be pretty intimidating, especially large ones like AAM that are brimming with dreamy, inspiring cultural and museum professionals. This great blog provides an excellent roadmap for first-time conference attendees, or folks looking for suggestions on how to make the most out of their conference experience.

Where YOU can find NEMPN @ AAM:


EMP Happy Hour

Sunday, May 7, 6-9pm
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

4465 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Meet and mingle with your fellow emerging museum professionals! Food and drinks will be available.

Parking: Urban Chestnut has a free parking lot. Parking lot full? No worries – metered parking around the building is free on Sundays!

Not driving? Public transportation via St. Louis Metro is an affordable and accessible alternative. Cabs or ride-sharing apps will get you there easily, too. 

NEMPN Conference Presentations:

Peer Mentoring Roundtable: Getting That First Job
Tuesday, May 9, 12-1:15pm
MuseumExpo Hall, Convention Center

Join the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network for a roundtable discussion about networking, resume writing, and other factors that go into getting that first museum job. Discuss tips and tricks and connect with fellow EMPs.

Emerging Innovators Forum: Get to Know the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network
Tuesday, May 9, 3-5pm
Convention Center

The National Emerging Museum Professionals Network (NEMPN) seeks to engage museum professionals across all stages of their careers in building vibrant communities of networking, knowledge exchange and resource sharing. The session will provide emerging professionals with resources to connect to the broader museum community. NEMPN leaders will be present to provide information about opportunities to connect with emerging professionals in locations across the U.S.

Need a roommate in St. Louis?

If you’re looking for someone to share a hotel room, check out our Facebook event: