“This conference is the best professional
development experience of my life”
– 2019 Annual Meeting Attendee
AAM’s Annual Meeting is the only event of its scope and scale. It brings together museums of all types and sizes—from art and history museums to zoos and botanic gardens—to share ideas and make connections that are transformational. It’s a place where all museum professionals learn from one another, create partnerships, and leave inspired to make an impact on their museums, communities, and the world.
As we enter a new decade, AAM’s 2020 Annual Meeting is focusing on how we can all collaborate to prepare for the future of the museum field. The 2020 Annual Meeting is your opportunity to gain actionable content paired with the networking events to create partnerships that will ensure your museum is ready to meet the challenges of the future head-on.
You have something to learn. You have something to contribute. You belong with us in San Francisco.
The top 3 reasons to attend
One: The Content
After 160 interactive sessions, 10 content tracks, and 250 speakers, you’re returning to your museum empowered with the new knowledge to propel your museum into its future. Sessions cover topics from collections management, curatorial practice, and exhibit design to education, fundraising, marketing, and beyond—and connect us cross-functionally to create more relevant, magnetic, and inclusive museums.
See the 2020 program (check back for more detail).
Two: The Community
Immerse yourself in your community at 30 networking events and with over 5,000 museum professionals. From small breakfasts with like-minded individuals to a massive, electrifying opening party, you’ll reconnect with your peers, build new relationships, and meet others who can help elevate your career.
Three: The City
San Francisco has something to offer everyone. With neighborhoods as diverse as the museum field, you’re bound to find something to love about the Bay Area. The Moscone Center—the AAM 2020 Annual Meeting hub—is walking distance to hundreds of attractions.