Register for #AAM2022

2022 AAM Annual Meeting
& MuseumExpo

Boston | May 19-22

Registration for the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is now open!

See below for Registration Rates, Discounted Registrations, Scholarships, Group Rates, and more.

Registration Type Early Bird Rate (through March 11) Regular Rate (March 12-May 21)
Full meeting $695$795
Full meeting – member rate*
(professional, retiree, and Tier 3 museum staff)
$495$595
Presenter rate$395$395
Student member rate$250$250
Exhibitor rate (above booth allotment) $395$395
One-day rate$295$395
MuseumExpo only one-day rate (Fri or Sat only)N/A$100

*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. Need assistance registering? Please call our registration vendor, CDS, at 774-247-4021.

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Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitors can now register their staff for the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo.

Group Registration is Now Open

Groups of 5 or more from Tier 3 museum member organizations receive $70 off each individual registration if they register by May 5. Group registration is only applicable to registrations for the full conference and can’t be used for one-day registration.

To register your group, send an email to membership@aam-us.org with the name of your museum, the number of people you would like to register, and the point of contact, if not yourself. Once your request has been processed, you will receive an invoice. After your invoice has been paid, you will receive promotional codes for your staff to register.

Please note that we are not able to process event tickets as part of group registration. Once event tickets are available to attendees, they must be purchased and added to registrations on an individual basis. More information on event tickets will be available soon.

Not a Tier 3 member?  Please contact membership@aam-us.org to find out how you can save on registering your group. 

Cancellation and Substitution Policy

A $75 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations and transfers. All cancellation and transfer requests must be made in writing via mail, fax or e-mail. The Alliance is not responsible for cancellation or transfer requests that are incomplete or are not received.
Cancellation requests received before April 15, 2022 will receive a 100% refund on registration and event fees, minus the processing fee. No refunds of conference registration or event fees will be granted after April 15, 2022.
Registrants who are no longer able to attend the meeting may request a substitution by submitting their request in writing to: AAM@xpressreg.net. The substitute must be from the same organization, and requests are subject to a $75 processing fee. Substitutions will be accepted until May 19, 2022. 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, 2022.

Discounted and Subsidized Registration

Scholarships (applications now closed)

Each year, we fundraise and work hard to support attendance by a broader cross-section of the museum field.  We have fundraised for 35 scholarship opportunities that provide complimentary access to the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, a $750 travel stipend, and tickets to two networking events. Scholarship applications are 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.

Discounted registration (applications now open)

Using funds raised with help from the Local Host Committee, we are offering discounted registrations for up to 100 museum professionals who live or work in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with preference given to museum professionals who are members of an under-represented community or lack access to funds for professional development. This program will offer recipients full access to the four-day conference and a ticket to the AAM party for the deeply discounted rate of $100. Applications for discounted registrations will open on March 14.

Registrations are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis with preference given to museum professionals who are members of an under-represented community or lack access to funds or support for professional development. Applications received on or before March 31st will be notified of a decision by April 5th. Applications received after March 31st will be taken into consideration and dependent on the number of remaining awards.

If you are able to support access to the Annual Meeting for colleagues who are unable to afford the full cost of registration, please consider making a donation for discounted registrations and scholarships on our website here.

Volunteering (call for volunteers now open)

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. The call for volunteers is now open.

#AAM2022 Community Journalists (applications now closed)

Over the past few years, we have offered free registrations and a modest stipend to a group of museum professionals serving as social media journalists. This year, we’re opening up the program a little further to include and expand beyond social media coverage. Community Journalist applications are now closed.

Should you submit your interest in any of these programs and are declined after Early Bird registration has ended, you will receive the opportunity to register at the Early Bird rate for a limited time after the deadline.

Why do you charge for your conference?

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 virtual platform fees, convention fees, AV, software, events, transportation, staff, etc.), and up to $950 per attendee. The average amount paid by attendees directly is $358—only about a third 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. For our 2022 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, we have not increased registration rates from our last in-person meeting in 2020, have made select networking events free, and are providing the following opportunities:

  • Scholarships: Each year, we fundraise and work hard to support attendance by a broader cross-section of the museum field.  We are currently fundraising for 35 scholarship opportunities that provide complimentary access to the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, a $750 travel stipend, and tickets to two networking events. If you are able to support access to the Annual Meeting through the scholarship program, please consider making a donation on our website here.
  • Discounted registrations: Using funds raised with help from the Local Host Committee, we are offering discounted registrations for to up to 100 museum professionals who live or work in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with preference given to museum professionals who are members of an under-represented community or lack access to funds for professional development. This program will offer recipients full access to the four-day conference and a ticket to the AAM party for the deeply discounted rate of $100. If you are able to support access to the Annual Meeting for colleagues who are unable to afford the full cost of registration, please consider making a donation for discounted registrations and scholarships on our website here.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: 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 and the call for volunteers will be available in early 2022.
  • #AAM2022 Journalists: Over the past few years, we have offered free registrations and a modest stipend to a group of museum professionals serving as social media journalists. This year, we’re opening up the program a little further to include and expand beyond social media coverage.

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.