On Thursday, July 26th, the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network of AIC held their very first forum call. Using a webinar platform, the call was able to bring together around 100 emerging conservators to participate in a presentation by Debbie Hess Norris. If you missed the live webinar, you can watch the recorded version below.
To sum it up, Debbie’s presentation offered emerging conservators tips on how to promote our careers through networking, outreach, education, and fundraising. There was a lot of information packed into one hour, but many of the sources recommended in the webinar are conveniently listed for you in this blog post on Conservators Converse. It sounds like there may be more handy webinars like this to come, so keep your eye on the ECPN Facebook page.
The most amazing aspect of the webinar was bringing together people from around the country (and the world!) to share this knowledge. I’m so happy ECPN took the opportunity to poll the audience about their conservation experience and goals; the results were really interesting, and can be found in the video recording.
Thanks to ECPN and Debbie for your collaboration and hard work to make this happen!
Self Advocacy and Fundraising for Independent Research