Wed, March 2 - Fri, March 4, 2016
2016 California Association of Museums (CAM) Conference:
Santa Cruz , California
Venue: Riverside, California
Join us in Riverside, California March 2-4 for the 2016 CAM Conference, Branching Out: New Directions, New Heights, in the city known for its “arts and innovation.” With authentic California history, art, and culture, and a lively Main Street Promenade right next door, Riverside offers conference attendees an unmatched and wholly unique California meeting experience. Relive over 125 years of rich history at the Mission Inn Museum and experience other cultural organizations in the area, such as the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, March Field Air Museum, as well as the UCR ARTSblock and their California Museum of Photography and Sweeney Art Gallery.
Sun, March 6 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Alabama Museums Association 2016 Annual Meeting
Birmingham , Alabama
Venue: Admiral Hotel - Curio Collection by Hilton
The 2016 Annual Meeting is in Mobile! In March! We'll see you for The Future of Museums, March 6-8, 2016. Stay tuned for the Conference Schedule and List of Sessions!
The host hotel is the beautifully remodeled Admiral Hotel - Curio Collection by Hilton. Special rates are $116 per night - single occupancy; $122 per night double occupancy; with a $6 breakfast voucher included. They are ready to accept your reservations now.
Sat, March 12 - Tue, March 15, 2016
VAM 2016 Conference Theme: A Revolution in Traditions
Venue: The Williamsburg Lodge - Williamsburg, Virginia
With a location steeped in history and features the “Historic Triangle” of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, the concepts of the traditional museum and the museum of the future emerge. How are museums and cultural institutions breaking out of traditional models and reaching beyond their walls to engage and inspire? Whether it is by reaching new audiences, creating new exhibition design, using new technologies, or researching new ideas, VAM's 2016 Annual Statewide Conference will reflect on A Revolution in Traditions and the changing mindset that is occurring at museums across Virginia and around the globe.
Sun, March 20 - Mon, March 21, 2016
NCMC 2016 Annual Conference
Raleigh, North Carolina
Venue: Winston-Salem, NC
NCMC Annual meeting is being held in Winston-Salem, NC, March 20-21. Details will be announced soon. If you have any questions about the 2016 conference, please contact NCMC’s Annual Meetings Chair, Linda Jacobson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun, April 17 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Museum Association of New York 2016 Annual Meeting
Troy, New York
Venue: Join us at Lake Placid Conference Center, Lake Placid, NY
Museums - Core to Communities: Museums are important and relevant centers for convening communities to discuss current issues, providing education for all, and offering valuable connective resources. They are essential to their community and region. What defines a community anchor institution and how can museums fit this role? How can museums develop an identity of trust in order for this to occur? Museums are CORE: Connective; Original/Open; Reflective/Resourceful/Relevant; Essential. In addition to the Annual Conference theme - Sessions and Workshops have been crafted in response to those requested in our 2014 post-conference survey. You spoke and we listened, we will present sessions and workshops that address "Museum Must Haves."
The Annual Conference is presented in collaboration with New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Fri, April 22 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Hawaii Museums Association Conference
Venue: Historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Kōke`e State Park, Kaua`i
HMA Conference will be held April 22-23, 2016 at the Historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Kōke`e State Park, Kaua`i. The CCC Camp is run by Hui o Laka which also oversees Kaua`i’s oldest museum, founded in 1952 – Kōke`e Museum. Pre and post conference activities will be added as the date draws near. Accommodations will be available at the camp and the neighboring towns of Waimea and Kekaha if a seaside stay is desired.
Wed, May 4 - Sat, May 7, 2016
The NGS 2016 Family History Conference
Venue: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The NGS 2016 Family History Conference will find genealogists from around the country gathering in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 4–7 May 2016 for a four-day conference with more than 150 lectures on a wide range of topics. Topics like federal records, the law and genealogy, methodology, analysis and problem solving, military and land records, DNA, BCG Skillbuilding, and the use of technology. Among the local topics planned are Florida and Caribbean research. Registration for the conference and all related events opens on 1 December 2015.
Wed, May 4 - Sat, May 7, 2016
InterActivity 2016: Collective Impact - Association of Children's Museums
Venue: Hosted by Stepping Stones Museum for Children; Norwalk, CT
Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this conference where we will examine the roles children’s museums can play in driving community outcomes. To solve complex problems such as kindergarten readiness and the achievement gap, it takes a community-wide effort. Children’s museums are uniquely positioned to serve as community conveners, leaders, and contributors to help resolve these complex problems. They provide a neutral yet supportive space for an entire community to consider the issues that affect children and families. These practices and partnerships form the central theme of InterActivity 2016: Collective Impact.
Join ACM and Stepping Stones Museum for Children for a new kind of conference experience, one that gets attendees out into the local community as well as bringing the community into the conference. Programming will feature the museum’s collaborations with Norwalk ACTS—an integrated coalition of resources to improve children’s educational and social opportunities as well as their emotional and physical well-being—the Connecticut Energy and Efficiency Fund, Literacy How, and a public/private partnership between museum educators, health professionals, community leaders, schools, and volunteers to promote healthy lifestyles. Geoffrey Canada, known for his pioneering work helping children and families through the Harlem Children’s Zone and as thought leader and passionate advocate for education reform, will be honored at the conference with ACM’s 2016 Great Friend to Kids Award. Mr. Canada will deliver a keynote address following the award ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
For more information, please call 703-224-3100.
Thu, May 26 - Sun, May 29, 2016
2016 AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo; Washington DC
Washington, District of Columbia
Venue: Walter E.Washington Convention Center
Join us in the United States capital at the American Alliance of Museums 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo to explore how the themes of power, influence and responsibility shape the work of museums in the U.S. and around the world. Museums are powerful community assets economically, culturally, educationally, and as places to convene and discuss issues of the day. They memorialize historic events and bear witness to political and social change. They strive to foster healthy dialogue and provide a venue for healing and renewal. Museums use their power to teach respect for cultural differences and foster community cohesion and sustainability. How is your museum using its power?
For more information, please call 202-289-9131.
Wed, June 22 - Fri, June 24, 2016
2016 Annual Conference for Washington Museum Association
Venue: Tacoma, Washington
Share your expertise, gather panelists to debate a topic and create a learning opportunity!
Sun, September 25 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Western Museums Association 2015 Annual Meeting
Venue: Phoenix, AZ
The Western Museums Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting in partnership with the Museum Association of Arizona will be held in Phoenix, Arizona on September 25-28, 2016. The theme of the 2016 Annual Meeting is Change—something that deeply affects our personal and professional lives.
Need help asking for funding to attend a WMA Annual Meeting? Review our Justification Toolkit on our website.
Tue, November 1 - Wed, November 30, 2016
THE 2016 FIRE MUSEUM NETWORK SEMINAR - Date to be announced
Venue: Will be held in SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
It is a mix of formal presentations, informal discussions, and tours of local fire and non-fire museum sites…. It’s educational seminars about both operating a museum and firefighting history…. It’s for those who are just starting a fire museum, and those who have been around a while…. It is a time to learn, and a place to see and hear what dozens of other museums are doing (or perhaps what they should be doing)…. It is a chance for you to share problems and solutions, exchange ideas and information, and compare your organization with others…. It is an opportunity network. It is late nights spent discussing how many steam fire engines are left in the country, new exhibit techniques, or the merits of the latest museum collections database program. In short, it's… great friends, great food, and a great fun!