Registration for the 2023 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo opens later this fall!
2023 Registration Rates
|Registration Type||Early Bird Rate (ends 2/15/23)||Advanced Rate (ends 5/18/23)||On-Site Rate|
|Full meeting – member rate*|
(professional, retiree, and Tier 3 museum staff)
|Student member rate||$250||$275||$300|
|MuseumExpo only one-day rate (Fri or Sat only)||$100||$110||$120|
*AAM Member rates are applicable to Professional and Retired Museum Professional Memberships, as well as staff of Tier 3 Museum Members. Your Individual membership status and your organization’s membership status can be verified by logging in to view your profile. If you need additional assistance regarding your membership contact our membership team by email at membership[at]aam-us.org or visit our website to become an AAM Member today and save $200 off your Annual Meeting registration! Professional memberships start at $90/year.
Exhibitor registration to the 2023 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo will open later this year.
More information on group registration is coming soon.
How are registration rates determined?
Every year, we look forward to bringing an impressive cross-section of the museum field together for our Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo. We learn so much from each other, and we make valuable interpersonal connections that are critical for moving our field forward.
A national conference of our size costs over $3 million over several years (in vendor and convention fees, AV, software, events, transportation, staff, etc.), and up to $850 per attendee. The average amount paid by attendees directly is $424—only about half of the real costs. We understand not everyone is able to afford the registration fee, and each year, we offer many free or deeply discounted registrations through scholarships and other opportunities.
We also know that to meet our full potential, our Alliance needs to hear from the broadest possible spectrum of people who work in our field – from emerging professionals to senior leaders, from large and small museums, and from a diverse array of individuals, particularly those in groups that are underrepresented in our field. For some, the costs of attending a conference may put this rewarding experience out of reach, and that means a lost opportunity not only for these professionals but for our field as a whole. The more voices we can include, the better our results in tackling the challenges for our field and our future.
That’s why we’re always looking for ways to make our Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo more affordable, both by creating opportunities to lower your costs and by increasing available scholarship funds. After four years of not raising rates, for our 2023 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, we have made increases in some registration fees in order to cover rising costs. We will be offering scholarships and discounted registration opportunities, as well as volunteer opportunities with more information coming soon.
Cancellation and Substitution Policy
A $75 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations and transfers, subject to the following terms and conditions.
- All cancellation and transfer requests must be made in writing via mail, fax or e-mail by published cancellation dates. The Alliance is not responsible for cancellation or transfer requests that are incomplete or are not received.
- Cancellation requests received before April 15, 2023 will receive a 100% refund on registration and event fees, minus the processing fee. No refunds of conference registration, event fees, or daily passes will be granted after April 15, 2023.
- Registrants who are no longer able to attend the meeting may request a substitution by submitting their request in writing. The substitute must be from the same organization, and requests are subject to a $75 processing fee. Substitutions will be accepted through May 19, 2023. Upon receipt, the original registration rate and any event tickets purchased will transfer to the new attendee. Substitution requests will not be accepted after May 19, 2023.
Discounted and Subsidized Registration
Scholarships and Discounted Registration (more information coming soon)
Each year, we fundraise and work hard to support attendance by a broader cross-section of the museum field. We are currently fundraising for scholarship opportunities that provide complimentary access to the 2023 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo. If you are able to support access to the Annual Meeting through the scholarship program, please consider making a donation on our website here.
Volunteering (more information coming soon)
Our Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is made possible in part through the work of our volunteers. In exchange for their work, volunteers receive a free registration to the full conference. More information on volunteer opportunities is coming soon.
Code of Conduct
The American Alliance of Museums is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming conference experience for everyone. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. Read our full Code of Conduct.