Now Accepting Session Proposals

The National Program Committee is now accepting session proposals for the 2017 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, to be held in St. Louis on May 7–10. Start your proposal now to submit before the September 2 deadline!

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AAM is headed to St. Louis May 7 - 10. Mark your calendars now!

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MuseumExpo

Exhibit at MuseumExpo, the largest gathering of museum professionals, and connect with high-level decision-makers such as directors, curators, financial officers, exhibit design professionals, educators and registrars.

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Session Proposals

The deadline to to submit proposals is September 2. Session Proposal Guidelines are available to help you craft your proposal.

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MuseumExpo

Learn what exhibitors have long known—that a presence at MuseumExpo leads to a significant increase in museum market share. MuseumExpo offers your organization top-level exposure to decision-makers across the museum leadership spectrum.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, the AAM Annual Meeting brings together authoritative voices and information pioneers to deliver world-class professional development experiences for the 5,000+ individuals who participate. More

Submit a Session Proposal

Submit your session proposal between now and September 2nd.

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Tracks

Our Annual Meeting offers tracks to help attendees find sessions that relate to their job or functional area. Each session will be tagged with a track.
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Career Management

Get practical guidance, tools and strategies for all staff -- emerging, mid-career and senior level. Session topics range from resume writing to networking, to managing career transitions.
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Collections Management

Learn and discuss the fundamentals and emerging issues in collections stewardship such as ownership, care, documentation, accessibility, and responsible deaccessioning and disposal.
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Curatorial Practice

Today’s curators have a dynamic role. Explore the practical elements of curatorial practice including technology, scholarship, interpretive planning, and hear about new approaches to collecting.
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Development & Membership

Find out how museums are adjusting to the ever-changing fundraising climate, with strategies to generate revenue and engage members. Sessions include grants, capital campaigns, philanthropy and membership.
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Education Audience Research and Evaluation

Sharpen your ability to deliver a compelling educational experience for visitors. Sessions present best practices, research and evaluation that reaffirms the museum’s vital role in lifelong learning.
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Exhibit Planning & Design

Discuss evolving practices in the planning and design of exhibitions. Learn how to produce exhibitions that are intellectually stimulating, emotionally engaging and physically accessible.
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Facilities Management

Gain practical advice and strategies for all types of museum facilities. Sessions address accessibility, environmental sustainability, safety and security for visitors, staff and collections.
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Forces of Change

Hear how museums are confronting rapid change -- climate, ecological, demographic, cultural and technological. Find out how they are engaging their communities on these issues, in the U.S. and worldwide.
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Management & Administration

Learn techniques to manage, people, projects and budgets. Sessions include attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, financial stability and new business models, and legal compliance.
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Marketing & Community Engagement

Get new strategies to attract and retain audiences as you partner with and serve your community. Sessions explore inclusion, accessibility and the importance of data-driven decision-making.
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Media & Technology

Stay ahead of emerging opportunities and challenges related to technology. Sessions include software, online security and privacy, museum websites, new media, mobile applications, and augmented reality.
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Museum Directors

Tap into the newest thinking and approaches to leadership and organizational development. Sessions include building your team, future trends, advocacy, ethics and strategic partnerships.
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2016 Wrap Up

View photos, watch videos, and relive the 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo! More
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Conference Recordings

Recordings from the 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo are available for purchase. More
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Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors

The Alliance appreciates all of our sponsors who generously support the museum community and the 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo. More
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