A variety of events take place during the Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo for attendees to network, explore, and have fun outside of conference hours.

Tickets for events will go on sale in January and close on April 13, 2018. Tickets for events are not sold at the conference.

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.

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

Sunday, May 7 (evening)  

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

Pre-registration is required for PN Receptions. 

Sunday, May 7 and Monday, May 8

Let the Phoenix-area museums showcase their exhibits and more as they host you during these evening receptions and parties.

Pre-registration is required for evening events.

Monday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 8

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

Pre-registration is required for breakfasts and lunches.

Sunday, May 6 and Monday, May 7 

Following afternoon sessions, join affiliates and other groups for receptions in the Headquarters Hotel before heading off to the evening’s events.

Pre-registration is not required. Invitations may be required for some. 

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.