Register for AAM 2024

AAM 2024 Registration

Registration is now open!

Event tickets are now on sale. Register before they sell out!

Early Bird Rates
(through February 2)

Full meeting member rate*: $575

Full meeting: $775

Presenter: $395

Student member: $250

One-day: $325 (members save $25)

Advanced Rates
(February 3 – May 15)

Full meeting member rate*: $675

Full meeting: $875

Presenter: $395

Student member: $275

One-day: $375 (members save $25)

One-day MuseumExpo only pass: $105

On-Site Rates

Full meeting member rate*: $725

Full meeting: $925

Presenter: N/A

Student member: $300

One-day: $425 (members save $25)

One-day MuseumExpo only pass: $105

Need help with your registration? Please contact or call 847-620-4238

For Group & Exhibitor registration information, see below.

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*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] or visit our website to become an AAM Member today and save $200 off your Annual Meeting registration! Professional memberships are $90/year.

Group Registration

We are offering a group discount to any organization bringing 5 or more staff to AAM 2024! After the 5th person of your group registers, the fifth and each additional registrant will receive $100 off their full conference registration. The discount applies automatically during the registration process and is based on your workplace email address.

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor registration is now open

Convince your boss

Use our handy template to complete a request for support for your attendance at AAM 2024. Use the registration rates above, hotel block information, and travel costs to calculate the total cost of your attendance.

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. Scholarship applications are now closed. More information on volunteering will be available in late February.

Cancellation & 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 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 12, 2024 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 12, 2024.
  • 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 17, 2024. 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 17, 2024.

Discounted & Subsidized Registration


Our Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is made possible in part through the work of our volunteers. For every 4 hours volunteered, one complimentary day pass will be issued, or for 8 hours volunteered, receive a full complimentary registration. Volunteer opportunities are provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Learn about volunteering at AAM 2024.


The AAM Annual Meeting Scholarship is a professional development opportunity that provides financial support for museum professionals and US-based students to attend the AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo. The program is designed to nurture greater inclusivity—for the benefit of museums, museum professionals, and the diverse audiences they serve—by supporting the professional development of individuals from underrepresented groups. The application period for 2024 is now closed.

If you are able to support access to the Annual Meeting through the scholarship program, please consider making a donation on our website here.

Subsidized Registration

More information on the availability of subsidized registration will be available in 2024.

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.

The American Alliance of Museums’ mission is to champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with our members and allies.