About the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network
In April 2008, AIC formed the Emerging Leaders Network for AIC members just entering the field of conservation (both conservators and conservation students) for the following purposes:
Create and maintain a forum and network for AIC members who are entering the field of conservation. This includes: undergraduate students, pre-program individuals, graduate students, and conservators with fewer than seven years experience including graduate school or other training.
Assist AIC in enhancing ways to serve our members who are just entering the field of conservation and help members as they make the transition from student to conservation professional.
Enhance the dialogue among conservation students, entry level conservators and experienced conservators.
Increase the involvement of student and entry level conservators in AIC.
Enhance the dialogue between AIC and the conservation graduate programs.
Assist in fostering an appreciation of the importance of professional standing within the field; specifically promote attaining the status of Professional Associate and Fellow.
Promote the importance of service to the profession.
AIC is the national membership organization supporting conservation professionals in preserving cultural heritage by establishing and upholding professional standards, promoting research and publications, providing educational opportunities, and fostering the exchange of knowledge among conservators, allied professionals, and the public.