Over 100 events — hosted by the Alliance, local museums, and our affiliates — take place during the Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. In January the full schedule of events and sessions will be posted, and tickets to events will go on sale.

Free Events

Many of the events taking place during the Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo are free and open to all attendees. Attendees are also encouraged to schedule Meet-Ups outside of official conference hours. The Meet-Up Forum will be posted in 2018 for you to share these Meet-Ups with other attendees.

Ticketed Events

Many events require the purchase of a ticket in advance. Event tickets will be on sale from January through April 13, 2018. Tickets for events will not be sold onsite at the meeting. To help you plan your time at the Annual Meeting, the types of events requiring tickets have been explained below.

Onsite Insights and Field Trips | Ticket purchase required

Sunday, May 6 (morning) and Wednesday, May 9 (afternoon)

These behind-the-scenes, experiential learning opportunities are hosted and conducted by staff at the local museums. They offer peer-to-peer exchange on specific museum practice(s), and may include special access tours, guest speakers, and other insights. Field Trips are similar programs offered by Professional Networks, in partnership with local museums and their staff.

Sign up early! Capacity for these events is 25-50 attendees, and they sell out quickly.

Ticket Price: $25

Professional Network (PN) Receptions | Ticket purchase required.
Sunday, May 6 and Monday, May 7 (NAME Party)

Mingle with and learn about AAM’s Professional Networks at these offsite receptions.

Ticket Price: $35 -50

Evening Events | Ticket purchase required

Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings

The museums of the local community showcase their exhibits and more as they host you during these evening receptions and parties.

Ticket Price: $40 – 65

Breakfasts and Lunches  | Ticket purchase required

Monday and Tuesday

Professional Networks and Affiliates welcome you to hear from speakers and learn about what they’ve been up to.

Ticket Price: $35 – 50

    Affiliate Events

    The Alliance welcomes affiliate organizations, museum studies programs, and special interest groups to host breakfasts, lunches, receptions, or business meetings in conjunction with the Annual Meeting & Museum Expo.  Review the Affiliate Event Guidelines and contact the Events staff with any questions. Applications for ticketed affiliate events must be submitted by October 20, 2017.