The deadline for proposals was February 15, 2024. Late session proposals are considered as space becomes available.

ATALM Conferences fulfill the educational and networking needs of Indigenous peoples from throughout the world. Known for delivering practical and culturally relevant training, the conferences provide a unique opportunity to share knowledge and build networks.

  1. Complete a separate form for each proposed session. If you are submitting a double session, separate forms must be submitted for each session.
  2. For more information on submitting a proposal, including FAQs, descriptions of session types, focus areas, and other information, please visit the ATALM Call for Proposals webpage. 
  3. To view examples of sessions from past conferences, go to Past Programs.

PRESENTER RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Conference presenters carry significant responsibilities. All presenters are expected to:

  1. Register for the conference at the time their session is accepted. Presenters may register at the early bird member rate of $350. Sessions will not be published until all presenters register.  
  2. Presenter support is available for qualifying presenters. Request for Presenter Support applications are available HERE. Priority is given to Native presenters and presenters presenting more than one session. 
  3. Create well-prepared, high-quality presentations ensuring the content is clear, concise, and engaging.
  4. Design sessions that encourage audience engagement through discussions, Q&A sessions, activities, or workshops that allow participants to actively participate and learn.
  5. Attend the full conference and contribute to a meaningful exchange of ideas and knowledge.

PRESENTER KEY DATES:

  • February 15, 2024  - Deadline for submitting session proposals
  • February - March 2024 - Session proposals reviewed
  • April 1, 2024  - Acceptance/decline notifications distributed
  • May 1, 2024  - Deadline for presenters to accept or decline offer to present, register, and pay for the conference.
  • June 3, 2024  - Preliminary Program released
  • October 1, 2024 - Final Program Book released
  • November 12 - 14, 2024 ATALM Conference, Palm Springs, California

BEFORE YOU BEGIN:

  1. The Submittable platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, current versions of Microsoft Edge, and Safari.
  2. To collaborate with other presenters, click on "Manage Collaborators" and add email addresses for the presenters you wish to invite. More information on adding collaborators may be found here.
  3. Save a draft of your work if you would like to complete it later. More information may be found here. 
  4. If the information you submitted changes after submission, you may request authorization to edit the application. More information may be found here.
  5. Once you submit your form, you will receive automated emails from Submittable confirming your submission. Please be sure to safelist emails from notifications@email.submittable.com. More information may be found here. You are encouraged to forward the confirmation email to your co-presenters if you have not named them as official Collaborators.

Established in 2007, the Guardian Awards honor and recognize Native organizations and individuals who contribute to the vitality and cultural sovereignty of Native Nations. Guardian Awardees are recognized during the annual International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums. 

The 2024 Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums will be held at the Palm Springs Conference Center in Palm Springs, California, November 12-14, 2024.

You may nominate as many individuals, organizations, or projects as you wish. Please use a separate form for each nomination. The deadline to submit nominations is June 17, 2024

More information about the ATALM Guardian Awards Program, including list of past award recipients and nomination categories, is available HERE

ATALM2024 GUARDIAN AWARD PROGRAM KEY DATES:

  • June 17, 2024 - Deadline for submitting applications
  • July 22, 2024 - Guardian Awards announced
  • November 12-14, 2024 - ATALM Conference, Palm Springs, CA

BEFORE YOU BEGIN:

  1. The Submittable platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, current versions of Microsoft Edge, and Safari.
  2. Save a draft of your work if you would like to complete it later. More information on saving your work may be found here. 
  3. If you need to make changes to an application you have already submitted before June 17th, you may request authorization to edit the submission. More information on requesting changes may be found here.
  4. Once you submit your application, you will receive automated emails from Submittable confirming your submission. Please be sure to safelist emails from notifications@email.submittable.com. More information may be found here.

The Going Home Fund facilitates the return or long-term loan of culturally significant materials to Indigenous cultural entities worldwide. This form is for use by Indigenous communities seeking support. Eligible expenses include insurance, packaging, shipping, and other costs associated with the return. 


You may request funding for the return of multiple items from the same institution. However, if you are seeking the return of items from multiple institutions, a new form must be submitted for each institution.


The Going Home Fund Advisory Council meets on or around the 15th day of each month to review requests and make awards. You will be notified by email as to the status of your request.

The Going Home Fund is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and hundreds of individual donors.

The Going Home Fund facilitates the return of culturally significant materials to worldwide descendant communities. This quick donation form is for use by collecting institutions and individuals that are seeking to return items.

The Going Home Fund is supported through generous gifts from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and individual donors.

 LEVELS OF PRESENTER SUPPORT AVAILABLE: 

  • Conference Registration only
  • Conference Registration and three nights lodging
  • Conference Registration and four nights lodging (Limited to pre-conference workshop presenters)

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Applications will be reviewed by the National Program Review Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Expected impact of the presentation(s)
  • Number of presentations
  • Tribal affiliation of presenter
  • Need for financial support

PRESENTER KEY DATES:

  • February 15 – Deadline for presenter support requests
  • April 1 – Presenter support awards announced
  • April 15 – Deadline for presenters to accept or decline offers and register for the Conference
  • October 1 – Confirm travel arrangements
  • November 12 - 14, 2024 – ATALM Conference, Palm Springs, California

 BEFORE YOU BEGIN:

  1. The Submittable platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, current versions of Microsoft Edge, and Safari.
  2. To collaborate with other presenters, click on "Manage Collaborators" and add email addresses for the presenters you wish to invite. More information on adding collaborators may be found here.
  3. Save a draft of your work if you would like to complete it later. More information may be found here. 
  4. If the information you submitted changes after submission, you may request authorization to edit the application. More information may be found here.
  5. Once you submit your form, you will receive automated emails from Submittable confirming your submission. Please be sure to safelist emails from notifications@email.submittable.com. More information may be found here. You are encouraged to forward the confirmation email to your co-presenters if you have not named them as official Collaborators.