Evening Events

Networking with your colleagues is easier on your wallet this year, we’ve included 1 free evening event ticket with every registration.  Choose the Opening or Closing party during registration or attend both by purchasing an extra ticket for $45.

Learning Excursions

Formerly known as On-Site Insights, Learning Excursions give museum professionals hands-on learning and behind the scenes tours of our local host city museums on Sunday, May 19.  These intimate learning experiences are a great place to start networking while learning from your peers.

These experiences are offered in 90-minute, 3-hour, and 6-hour increments. We’ve strategically created the schedule to allow you time to fit in two excursions at most, giving you the opportunity to maximize all that New Orleans has to offer. Tickets range from $15-$45 and with most museums in walking or trolley distance, you’ll get to explore the city while you learn.

More Networking Time

Feel overwhelmed by all the activity? We’ve built in more downtime for you to network, meet and explore our exhibitor offerings, learn from AAM’s professional networks, or explore the New Orleans cuisine and nightlife.


Childcare services provided by KiddieCorp.  On-site reservations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.


Can’t afford to attend the conference? Consider applying as a volunteer! We’re looking for more than 300 volunteers to help us welcome and assist attendees through the annual conference. In exchange, we’ll give you a complimentary full conference registration. Best of all, you still experience the conference as an attendee. Apply now for this opportunity.

Tech Innovation Hub

Curious about how to implement Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality? What about launching a podcast? Know how to sweeten audio? Maybe you already have and want to share your experience with others. Join us in The Hub on the MuseumExpo floor as you discover how to effectively use new and improved technologies to shape the museum industry. Led by the Media and Technology Professional Network and MuseumExpo exhibitors.

Solutions Center

Explore attendee’s knowledge and share your own at the Solutions Center. Connect with AAM Professional Networks and exhibitors as they share lessons learned, recognize industry leaders, and host conversations.   Attendees will also have the opportunity to schedule their own meetings and discussions during the conference.