What’s New at #AAM2022?

Dive Deep Into Focus Areas and Key Topics

Designed to catalyze new opportunities, advance innovation, and foster an environment for creating solutions to our field’s most pressing challenges, #AAM2022 will center on four key focus areas: Museums in Society, Organizational Culture, Innovation, and Financial Wellness; as opposed to organizing under a single theme, enabling you to customize an experience that’s right for you.

Get Hands-On With New Session Formats

Each of the focus areas will coalesce around an inspirational keynote followed by sessions designed for you to dive deeper with peers and come away with practical tools and techniques. New interactive session types will foster higher levels of collaboration and connection with other professionals of the same and different disciplines, all with the same drive to power the future of the field.

Meet Up at the NeighborHubs

To create more opportunities to make new connections, NeighborHubs will be placed throughout the convention center and arranged by job function and areas of interest. Meet up at over ten different NeighborHubs for casual conversations or to take session discussions even further with your peers.

Tour Boston’s Museums With Your Badge

Show your #AAM2022 badge at many of Boston’s amazing museums for free or discounted admission. A full list of participating museums, dates, and times will be available on our website and in the mobile app in the coming months.

Shop the Expo

This year, #AAM2022 is co-locating our MuseumExpo with the Museum Store Association. For the museum store aficionado, check out the shopping experience that only MSA can create in our shared Expo.

Keynote Speakers Coming Soon

#AAM2022 Keynotes will be announced soon.
Take a look back at some of the inspirational keynotes from our previous in-person meetings.

Your Schedule

We’re still polishing the day-to-day schedule, but here’s some of what we have planned.

  • Interactive and hands-on programming focused on museums’ role in society, financial wellness, innovation, and organizational culture.
  • Events and parties to celebrate being back together and making new connections.
  • A MuseumExpo packed with exhibitors ready to show you the latest and greatest, content and poster presentations, and meet-up opportunities.
  • NeighborHub meet-ups to help you connect with others with the same job function or area of interest.
  • Free and reduced admission to area museums so you can experience all Boston has to offer.
  • CEO track with content tailored to the needs of executive leadership.

May 19


7:00 am–5:00 pm:
Registration Open

9:00 am–2:00 pm:
Professional Networks, Affiliate,
Business Meetings, and Events

3:00–5:00 pm:
Welcome Event

May 20


7:00 am–5:00 pm: Registration Open

7:30–8:30 am: Professional Networks, Affiliate, Business Meetings and Events

10:15 am–5:00 pm: MuseumExpo Open

9:00–10:15 am: Opening General Session

10:15–11:00 am: MuseumExpo Break

11:00 am–12:00 pm: Museums in Society Keynote

12:00–2:00 pm: MuseumExpo Reception & Poster Talks

12:30–1:30 pm: Professional Networks, Affiliate, Business Meetings, and Events

2:00–3:00 pm: Museums in Society Concurrent Breakouts

3:00–4:00 pm: MuseumExpo Break & NeighborHub Meet-Ups

4–5:00 pm: Museums in Society Concurrent Breakouts

5:30–7:00 pm: Professional Networks Evening Event

May 21


7:00 am–5:00 pm: Registration Open

9:00 am–5:30 pm: MuseumExpo Open

8:00–9:00 am: Financial Wellness Keynote

9:10–10:10 am: Financial Wellness Concurrent Breakouts

10:20–11:20 am: Financial Wellness Concurrent Breakouts

11:20 am–1:00 pm: MuseumExpo Break & Poster Talks

12:00–1:00 pm: MuseumExpo Break & NeighborHub Meet-Ups

1:00–2:00 pm: Innovation Keynote

2:10–3:10 pm: Innovation Concurrent Breakouts

3:20–4:20 pm: Innovation Concurrent Breakouts

4:30–5:30 pm: MuseumExpo Networking Happy Hour

7:00–10:00 pm: AAM Party

May 22


7:00–11:30 am:
Registration Open

7:30–8:30 am: Professional Networks, Affiliate, Business Meetings and Events

9:00–10:00 am:
Organizational Culture Keynote

10:15–11:15 am: Organizational Culture
Concurrent Breakouts

11:45 am–12:45 pm: Organizational Culture Concurrent Breakouts

12:45–1:00 pm:

This is a schedule at a glance for the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo. All times are listed in Eastern Time. Please note that this is subject to change.

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