Member Spotlight:


Alexander Tronolone Manager of Teaching & Learning, Grades 6-12+ Brooklyn Historical Society

Alex works at Brooklyn Historical Society as Manager of Teaching & Learning, Grades 6-12+, overseeing school programs, partnerships and curricula at the landmark Brooklyn Heights building, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, and Brooklyn Historical Society - DUMBO. His background is in history and Special Education. He has worked at a variety of Brooklyn cultural institutions, including the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum and the New York Transit Museum. He has served as a Trustee-at-Large for the NYCMER board in 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017.


Members of the 2016 Conference Committee. Photo: Akash Sharma

NYCMER is seeking a team of enthusiastic colleagues to organize the 2020 Annual Conference!


The Conference Committee provides a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, network, discuss best practices in the field, and, most importantly, help plan the Annual Conference. At the end of each summer, we put out a call for NYCMER members at all career levels to contribute their knowledge, experience, and time to this important professional development event.

Conference Committee members:

- work with professionals and students from around NYC and beyond.
- determine the conference theme through identification and discussion of key issues and trends in the field.
- participate in conference sub-committees (i.e. RFP, evaluation, after party).
- review, debate and select proposals.
-take on the role of "conference shepherd", working with presenters as they plan their session, and helping with logistics on the day-of.

- and work together to ensure that the conference runs smoothly.

Conference Committee meetings take place after work one Thursday each month at locations around New York City. Meetings start at 6:15pm, and snacks are provided. Committee members are expected to participate in minimum of 4 out of the 7 planning meetings, actively participate,  attend the Annual Conference, and communicate promptly via email.

If you have any questions about the Conference Committee, please email NYCMER Vice President Brian Levine at If you'd like to join the committee, please fill out this form by September 29.