CAM Mini Conference 2020

Dear San Diego EMP Members,

With growing concerns from the public regarding transmission of COVID-19 the San Diego EMP Board felt it was important to let you know that we are staying informed about the precautionary measures being recommended by the San Diego County Health Office and the California Department of Public Health.

As of Thursday, March 12, 2020, Governor Newsome put a ban on all public events of 250 people or more. For public events that are much smaller, the administration recommends that there be a capacity to allow for 6 feet of space between individuals during the event.

With these precautions in mind San Diego EMP has made the decision to postpone our 2nd Annual CAM Mini-Conference. We will continue staying up-to-date should there be any changes to this state-wide ban.

Below are some helpful measures you can use to reduce the health risk of contracting COVID-19 in the meantime.

*Stay home if you are sick or not feeling well.

*Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, including after touching doorknobs, using the restroom, before you eat, etc.

*Limit touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

*Cough and sneeze into your elbow or into a disposable tissue.

*Distance yourself from those who are coughing or sick.

*Practice alternative greetings without handshakes or hugs.

Thank you again and take care!

behind the scenes

February 27 | Behind the Scenes: Explore the Bonita Museum & Cultural Center!


February 27| 6 – 8 PM | Bonita Museum & Cultural Center

Join San Diego EMP for a tour of the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center with Museum Director, Wendy Wilson. Wendy and her team will lead EMP members through the Bonita Museum’s current exhibition and archive collection as well as discuss the process of exhibition design.

Before becoming the Museum Director at the Bonita Museum, Wendy previously directed the 501c3 Escondido Municipal Gallery and local Arts Agency for the City of Escondido. Her team includes Archivist Miguel Murillo Ayala, Museum Coordinator Jeremy Field, and Exhibit Designer Brian Gibson.

Tour begins at 6:15 pm and will last about an hour. Attendees are welcome to experience the exhibition on their own after the tour ends. Light snacks, soda, and wine will be provided by the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center.

The tour is free, however, a donation of $5 is requested to support San Diego EMP’s mission of providing professional development programs for local museum professionals.

Explore with us!

See you there!

San Diego EMP


January 26th: CAM Scholarship Submission Due!

Want to go to The California Association of Museums (CAM) Conference in March??

Do we have a scholarship opportunity for you!!

The California Association of Museums (CAM) Conference is Los Angeles bound this year and San Diego EMP wants you to come with us as we “explore” the “vision” of CAM in 2020 and beyond! For the second year in a row, San Diego EMP, in collaboration with CAM, is providing a scholarship to cover the registration fee for one lucky EMP member to attend the conference!

To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, applicants must send their cover letter and resume to The cover letter and resume should highlight and detail the applicant’s interest in attending the CAM Conference as well as how it will benefit their development as a local emerging museum professional within the local museum community.

Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria when applying:

  • Be a San Diego EMP member. If you are signed up to receive our newsletter you are an EMP member!
  • Currently work in a museum or museum related field.
  • Be able to attend all three days of the conference.
  • Provide their own transportation and lodging for the conference.
  • Willing to work with a San Diego EMP Board Member in attendance to fulfill the following requirements to help promote the CAM Conference.
  • Assist in creating two social media posts per day to promote the three-day conference.
  • Assist in creating an additional social media post after the conference that will recap the highlights and announce the conference location for 2021.
  • Able to attend and provide a brief presentation about their CAM conference experience at the San Diego EMP Mini-Cam event to be held on a separate date.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, January 26th, 2020 by 11:59pm

We look forward to learning about everyone’s interest in attending the CAM Conference this year.

Good luck and have a wonderful day!

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