Currently by invitation only

The NMC Horizon Project is an ongoing research initiative designed to identify and describe the trends, challenges, and technology developments likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in higher education, K-12, academic and research libraries, and museums. The NMC Horizon Advisory Group (AG) is responsible for recommending strategic direction and tactical suggestions for the NMC Horizon Project.


  • Current NMC members who have actively participated on at least one NMC Horizon Expert Panel in the past five years
  • Board members who have at least two years remaining on their board terms
  • Special appointment by the NMC Executive Director

*AG participants must maintain active membership status while serving

The NMC Horizon Project lead on the NMC staff will chair this AG.

Term and Commitment
AG participants will hold two-year terms. Monthly conference calls, ad hoc asynchronous advice, an annual F2F or virtual retreat, and an NMC Summer Conference (hybrid, face-to-face, and virtual) meet-up are expected. Anticipated commitment is approximately 20 hours annually. Terms will commence in June 2018 at the NMC Summer Conference where three incoming participants will replace three outgoing participants. Nominations will be accepted year-round and committee selection will take place in April.

Note: The inaugural charter AG will include three community members who will serve October 2017 to June 2019, three community members who will serve October 2017 to June 2020, and one board member who will serve October 2017 to June 2019. Subsequent participants will serve two-year terms as long as eligibility requirements are maintained.

Participants have the potential to influence the strategic direction of the NMC Horizon Project. AG participation is a unique leadership opportunity for NMC members to share their experience, exercise their opinions, apply their insights, and amplify their voices in ways to make the NMC Horizon Project more meaningful than ever. Participation is also a way to network and connect with a small group of engaged NMCers. AG participants are recognized on the NMC website. All work is done on a voluntary basis and any required travel will be assumed by the NMC.

How to Participate
For now, appointment to this inaugural AG is by invitation only. In the future, those interested in participating who meet the eligibility and commitment criteria above, will be invited to self-nominate or be nominated by others.