Why Attend

Why shouldn’t you miss #AAM2022?

AAM’s Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo 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 transformative. 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.

The 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo (#AAM2022) is taking place in Boston May 19-22. More information is coming soon.

“This conference is the best professional development experience of my life.”


What Our Attendees Are Saying

“AAM never fails to amaze and delight.”

“Amazing work…It’s been great so far!”

“Great job! And hot damn! Giving us some Hamilton [cast member appearance during a moment of joy] love! Great experience on #AAMvirtual today!”

“This experience is so great and all of your hard work at adapting to COVID-19 shows with every click!! Be so proud! Loving every minute so far!”

“Thanks for the opportunity to see who else is participating from home. The social reconnection is such a HUGE part of why I come back each year. I learn, reconnect, I return with ideas.”

“Hello team AAM- thanks for all your hard work in bringing everyone together not just today in Virtual form, but throughout the year!”

“I have been inspired to Radically Reimagine! Thank you Presenters, AAM & Sponsors.”

“I am a member of AAM and just attended the Annual Meeting kickoff yesterday. Thanks so much for transitioning the conference to virtual; I’m really enjoying it so far!”

“The meeting sessions all ran so smoothly, my telecommuting team really enjoyed, what was for many of them, their first AAM.”

“This live chat roll feature/virtual Museum Expo experience is very neat so far. Thank you AAM, et al. for working so hard to deliver this experience.”

Top 3 Reasons to Attend

The Content

Designed to catalyze new opportunities, advance innovation, and foster an environment for creating solutions to our field’s most pressing challenges, #AAM2022 will center on four key focus areas, as opposed to organizing under a single theme, enabling you to customize an experience that’s right for you. Each of these focus areas will coalesce around an inspirational Keynote followed by interactive, hands-on breakouts designed for you to dive deeper with peers and come away with practical tools and techniques. The interpersonal nature of these sessions will foster high levels of collaboration and connection with other professionals of the same and different disciplines, all with the same drive to power the future of the field.

The Community

After a time of unprecedented losses and disruptions, one thing remains true: there is unparalleled power in being together in person. At the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo we’re gathering for rejuvenation and inspiration so that you are invigorated to play a critical role in the future of the museum field.  At #AAM2022, you’ll join an incredible cadre of professionals with the same drive to propel the field forward, creating solutions to the biggest challenges facing museums today. #AAM2022 is the only event of its kind that brings together the  entire  museum ecosystem to collaborate across disciplines to tackle our most pressing issues. On May 19-22 we will be converging in Boston, a city brimming with vibrancy and culture. With a diversity of distinct and unique neighborhoods, nearly sixty museums and many more cultural destinations, innovative tech hubs, and a deep and palpable history, Boston is a magnetic city for us to come together again. Whether you miss having spontaneous hallway conversations, diving deep into challenges and opportunities with colleagues, exploring museums together, reconnecting at a happy hour, or getting your hands on new products in the MuseumExpo, you have a place at #AAM2022.


Make connections, exchange ideas, and discover innovative products in the MuseumExpo—it’s the best place to find cost- and time-saving solutions from dozens of exhibitors.