2023 Schedule at a glance

2023 Schedule at a Glance

#AAM2023 Keynote Speaker Announced!
Gregg Deal

Gregg Deal, (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe) is a multi-disciplinary artist, activist, and “disruptor.” His work is informed by his Native identity and includes exhaustive critiques of American society, politics, popular culture and history. Through paintings, murals, performance work, filmmaking, spoken word, and more, Deal invites the viewer to confront these issues both in the present and the past tense.

In a 2018 TED Talk, Deal described his work as “honoring Indigenous experiences, challenging stereotypes, and pushing for accurate representations of Indigenous people in art.” It is in these “disruptions” of stereotypes and ahistorical representations which Deal uses the term to describe his work. Gregg Deal has exhibited his work at notable institutions both locally, nationally, and internationally including the Denver Art Museum, RedLine Gallery, and The Smithsonian Institution. The artist currently lives with his wife and five children along the Front Range of Colorado.

Deal joins in conversation with Virgil Ortiz, Artist and Indigenous Futurist; C.J. Brafford, Director of the Ute Indian Museum, (Lakota Oglala Sioux Indian Tribe); John Lukavic, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Native Arts, Denver Art Museum; and moderator, Dawn DiPrince, Executive Director & State Historic Preservation Officer, History Colorado to explore contemporary museum practice of representing the past, present, and future of Indigenous peoples.

Saturday, May 20 | 10am

Generously supported by Art Processors

Photos courtesy of Daniella Zalcman

The full #AAM2023 program is now available!

With 300+ speakers and sessions across four session tracks, browse the program to begin planning your #AAM2023 experience. Below is some of what you can expect at #AAM2023:

  • Interactive and hands-on programming and workshops designed to help you connect with your peers, dive deep into museums’ social and community impact, and leave with tangible tools and tactics to bring back home.
  • Events and parties to celebrate being together and making the connections you need to thrive.
  • A MuseumExpo packed with exhibitors ready to show you the latest and greatest, content and poster presentations, and meet-up opportunities. Browse our product guide to preview what you can expect to find at MuseumExpo!
  • NeighborHub meet-ups where you’ll be connecting with other museum people with the same job function or area of interest.
  • Free and reduced admission to area museums so you can experience all Denver has to offer.
  • Experiential workshops at Denver museums during pre- and post-conference days so you can see local museums in action (and have a great field trip)!

Please note the program is subject to change.

Schedule at a Glance


May 18


7:00 am–5:00 pm: Registration Open

9:00 am–5:00 pm: Pre-conference meetings & programming

9:00 am–5:00 pm: Experiential Workshops, Treasure Box Tours, and Educational Tours

May 19


7:00 am–5:00 pm: Registration Open

8:30 am: Attendee Coffee Break

9:15 am–10:30 am: Opening General Session
generously supported by ERCO Lighting, Inc.

10:30 am–5:00 pm: MuseumExpo Open

10:30 am–11:30 am: MuseumExpo Non-Compete Hour

11:30 am–12:30 pm: Concurrent Roundtables & Sessions

12:30 pm–1:30 pm: MuseumExpo Opening Reception Complimentary Light Lunch

12:30 pm–2:00 pm: MuseumExpo, Solutions Center, Poster Talks, NeighborHubs

2:00 pm–3:00 pm: Concurrent Roundtables & Sessions

3:15 pm–4:30 pm: MuseumExpo, Solutions Center, Poster Talks, NeighborHubs

4:30 pm–5:30 pm: Concurrent Roundtables & Sessions

7:00 pm–10:00 pm: NAME Party – Join hundreds of your best museum buddies at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for an evening of fascinating exhibits and programming, food and drink, dancing, and connecting with colleagues who share your love of all things exhibition.

Creating a Broader Experience: Spacesaver, Expanding Visibility - image of a white display case with a portion on wheels that expands/pulls out.

May 21

May 20


7:00 am–5:00 pm: Registration Open

8:00 am–9:00 am: Concurrent Roundtables & Sessions

9:00 am–5:30 pm: MuseumExpo Open

9:00 am–10:00 am: MuseumExpo Coffee Break

9:00 am–9:45 am: Experience interactive and immersive artist Thomas Detour Evans in front of the Museum Expo

10:00 am–11:00 am: Keynote
generously supported by Art Processors

11:15 am–12:15 pm: Concurrent Roundtables & Sessions

12:15 pm–2:00 pm: MuseumExpo, Solutions Center, Poster Talks, NeighborHubs

2:00 pm–3:00 pm: Concurrent Roundtables & Sessions

3:15 pm–4:15 pm: Concurrent Roundtables & Sessions

4:15 pm–5:30 pm: MuseumExpo Closing Happy Hour and Networking Reception Cash bars will be available and complimentary light snacks.

4:15 pm–5:30 pm: MuseumExpo, Solutions Center, Poster Talks, NeighborHubs

7:00 pm–10:00 pm: Connect Networking Event – Connect with colleagues and expand your community at the most fun spot around #AAM2023: the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus! Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and ice-breakers as you network among 600 colleagues while celebrating the power of play.
generously supported by .ART Registry

May 21


7:00 am–5:00 pm: Registration Open

7:30 am–8:30 am: Concurrent Sessions & Flash Sessions

8:40 am–10:10 am: Concurrent Workshops, Sessions, & Flash Sessions

10:20 am–11:50 am: Concurrent Workshops, Sessions, & Flash Sessions

11:50 am–1:20 pm: Lunch Break 

1:20 pm–2:50 pm: Concurrent Workshops, Sessions, & Flash Sessions

3:00 pm–4:30 pm: Concurrent Workshops, Sessions, & Flash Sessions

7:00 pm–10:00 pm: AAM Party – Celebrate the conclusion of #AAM2023 with a uniquely Colorado experience at the AAM Party! Gather with over a thousand of your peers, new connections, and colleagues at History Colorado for dancing, music, food, drinks, and more.


May 22


9:00 am–2:00 pm: Post-conference meetings & programming

9:00 am–2:00 pm: Experiential Workshops, Treasure Box Tours, and Educational Tours

This is a schedule at a glance for the 2023 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo. All times are listed in Mountain Standard Time. Please note that this is subject to change.

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