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Museum Conferences

Sun, February 19 - Tue, February 21, 2017
33rd Annual Small Museum Association Conference External Event Page
Hyattsville, Maryland
Venue: Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
The annual SMA conference attracts more than 250 museum professionals, board members, and volunteers from a wide variety of small museums. They attend sessions on topics ranging from collections and education to staffing and board issues. We offer a large Museum Resource Hall and plenty of informal networking opportunities for you to talk with (and get ideas from!) other small museum professionals and volunteers.
For more information, please email conference@smallmuseum.org.
Wed, March 8 - Fri, March 10, 2017
2017 South Carolina Federation of Museums Conference External Event Page
Walterboro, South Carolina
Venue: Colleton Museum and Farmers Market
Operation: Conserve, Preserve & Serve.
For more information, please email scfm@southcarolinamuseums.org .
Wed, March 15 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Tennessee Association of Museums 2017 Conference External Event Page
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Venue: Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge
Museums of Many Colors: 57 Annual Conference. The Tennessee Association of Museums invites you to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, March 15-17, for its 2017 Annual Conference! Museums, historic sites, national park sites, craft galleries, and entertainment venues that blend mountain heritage with modern tourist amenities surround the conference hotel, the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Also nearby is Dollywood, the “homespun” attraction of local-girl- turned-international-icon Dolly Parton. Parton’s 1971 hit, “Coat of Many Colors,” serves as inspiration for this year’s conference theme, Museums of Many Colors.
For more information, please call 615-495-3354 or email tnmuseums@gmail.com.
Fri, March 31 - Sun, April 2, 2017
WEST VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS 2017 Conference External Event Page
Pipestem, West Virginia
Venue: PIPESTEM RESORT STATE PARK
The recent devastating flood that affected 44 counties in West Virginia reminds us that we must be ever-vigilant in preparing for the unexpected within our collections and sites. Emergencies that endanger our sites and collections can strike at any time and being prepared for those unexpected events can make all the difference. WVAM’S 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE WILL BEGIN AT 9:30AM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 31 AND CONCLUDE AT 1:30PM ON SUNDAY, APRIL 2.
For more information, please call 304-232-3087 or email museumsofwv@gmail.com.
Sun, April 2 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Ohio Museums Association 2017 Annual Conference External Event Page
Toledo, Ohio
Venue: check OMA website
The one thing constant is change. With our world growing more complex every day, change within museums isn’t just inevitable, it’s necessary to remain critical, meaningful and relevant to our communities. Across Ohio, museums are using this idea to transform their institutions – paving the way with innovative programming and ideas, audience engagement, sustainability, collections care and more – to enhance and support their mission and better serve their community. With the wealth of innovation happening in Ohio museums comes the opportunity for us to share knowledge- what’s worked, what didn’t, and what we learned from it all. Join us in Toledo, April 2nd and 3rd as we explore these topics and more at the 2017 Ohio Museums Association’s Annual Conference, Transforming Museums: Secrets to Success. OMA is looking for innovative and engaging sessions that will create an interactive experience for our conference attendees.
For more information, please email oma@ohiohistory.org.
Tue, April 4 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Texas Annual Conference 2017 External Event Page
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Venue: Abilene, TX - details to be published on TAM website
Reach the largest gathering of museum professionals in Texas.
Thu, April 20 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Colorado - Wyoming 2017 Conference External Event Page
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Venue: Boulder, CO
Elevate: Supporting Culture in Communities: The Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums invites you to share your ideas, knowledge, and experience with our membership by presenting at the 2017 Annual Meeting!
Tue, May 2 - Fri, May 5, 2017
InterActivity 2017 for Association of Children's Museums External Event Page
Pasadena, California
Venue: Pasadena Convention Center
This year’s program features seven thematic session streams and nine session formats showcasing the creativity and innovation that define our field. Each stream takes a holistic look at our evolving institutions, while the formats help to promote experiential learning. Visit our website to create your own learning experience at InterActivity 2017.
For more information, please call 703-224-3100 or email ACM@ChildrensMuseums.org.
Sun, May 7 - Wed, May 10, 2017
AAM 2017 Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo in St. Louis  External Event Page
St. Louis, Missouri
Venue: America's Center Convention Complex St. Louis‎
The largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, the AAM Annual Meeting brings together authoritative voices and information pioneers to deliver world-class professional development experiences for the 5,000+ individuals who participate. Learn what exhibitors have long known—that a presence at MuseumExpo leads to a significant increase in museum market share. MuseumExpo offers your organization top-level exposure to decision-makers across the museum leadership spectrum.
Wed, May 10 - Sat, May 13, 2017
NGS 2017 Family History Conference  External Event Page
Raleigh, North Carolina
Venue: Raleigh Convention Center
Energize Your Research and Sharpen Your Family History Skills at the NGS 2017 Family History Conference. You can choose from more than 175 sessions designed to help advance your research by learning about techniques and resources to discover your roots and build your family tree. Join our experts and genealogists from all over the U.S. and beyond, for four exciting days in Raleigh, May 2017.
For more information, please call 703-525-0050 or email ngs@ngsgenealogy.org.
Sun, June 18 - Wed, June 21, 2017
2017 Annual Conference Virginia Association of Museums External Event Page
ROANOKE,, Virginia
Venue: Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
VAM is excited to travel to Virginia's Blue Ridge for its 49th annual meeting, and we appreciate your interest in taking part. As the premier organization supporting the vast museum community in the Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia, we provide quality continuing education and fun networking events for our members at affordable rates. VAM's conference brings together nearly 500 museum professionals, students and businesses from across the east coast for one of the largest state museum conferences in the country.
For more information, please call 804-358-3170
Wed, June 21 - Fri, June 23, 2017
2017 WaMA’s Annual Conference in Moses Lake External Event Page
Moses Lake, Washington
“Oasis - As you walk through the desert of life, may you always find your oasis…” //// For visitors museums serve as an oasis full of precious items and inspiring stories. They can transport visitors to places far from the everyday world. But for museum professionals, that place of respite can sometimes be a mirage. Hectic deadlines, limited funds, long hours, and public indifference can lead museum workers to search for well-traveled paths through the desert. Thankfully there are sources of support; like desert blooms, museum professionals are finding ways to tap deep into those sources to restore beauty. Just as water runs beneath the surface of an arid desert, your WaMA colleagues offer wellsprings to create your personal oasis. Rediscover your personal haven and share it with others at the 2017 WaMA Annual Meeting in Moses Lake, WA.
Wed, August 23 - Sun, August 27, 2017
2017 Association of Nature Center Administrators Summit External Event Page
Nauvoo, Alabama
Venue: McDowell Environmental Education Conference Center
ANCA's Summits are held each summer at a nature center from various locations throughout the United States. Summits are structured to bring nature and environmental learning center administrators together for information-sharing, mentoring, training, and professional networking. ANCA prides itself on offering a facilitated discussion format during the Summit, recognizing the tremendous value gained by sharing peer knowledge and experience of others in the field.
For more information, please call 435-787-8209
Wed, October 11 - Fri, October 13, 2017
Utah 2107 Annual Conference - Community Impact External Event Page
Vernal, Utah
Venue: Uintah Conference Center
What is the impact of your museum? There are various kinds of impact - social, community, economic, collective - and each is a testament to the relevance and necessity of museums in Utah's cultural landscape. Amid the diversions and distractions of modern society and technology, we are committed to connecting individuals with deeper moments of learning, appreciation, and clarity. To continue this work we need support, resources, and focus. It is imperative that we not only understand the impact of our organization, but how that impact can become a powerful advocacy tool in furthering a museum's mission and goals.
For more information, please email info@utahmuseums.org.