Sun, January 1 - Sun, December 31, 2017
Maine Archives and Museums Annual Conference
Cumberland Center, Maine
Venue: to be announced
Maine Archives and Museums holds an annual conference each fall (Oct in 2016) with a day-long slate of listening, learning, networking, and more. The annual meeting of MAM's membership also takes place at the conference each year--this is your chance as a MAM member to vote on new officers or changes in policy, or to address issues that affect the organization and its membership. The conference offers a mixture of sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and a dynamic keynote address that will leave you feeling recharged, connected, and inspired with new ideas to assist you in the care and management of your collecting institution. Details to be announced.
Sun, March 26 - Mon, March 27, 2017
2017 Annual Meeting of North Carolina Museums Council
WILMINGTON, North Carolina
Venue: HILTON WILMINGTON RIVERSIDE
Join Us For the 2017 Annual Meeting, in Wilmington, NC. Our theme this year is: Bridging the Gap: Strengthening Community Relations”
March 26-27, 2017
Sun, March 26 - Tue, March 28, 2017
PA Museums’ 2017 Annual Statewide Conference, Challenges and Change
Venue: Check the Federations website for location.
Pennsylvania’s museums, historical societies, zoos, science centers, and historic sites step up to challenges amidst continuous change happening inside and outside of our organizations. PA Museums invites you to the city of Erie for our 2017 annual conference to explore our past, present, and future challenges. Throughout our conference, we will focus on changes in our field and in our communities. Our audiences and communities are changing, and our assumptions about visitors’ expectations may need to be revisited. Finding funding for museums and cultural organizations continues to challenge us. Although we may sometimes resist change, the challenges of satisfying the needs of those we serve will push us ahead. Our conference in Erie will bring us together for educational sessions and case studies, presentations from inspiring keynote speakers, tours of Erie’s cultural assets, opportunities to connect with our colleagues, and a celebration of outstanding work at our annual awards presentation. We hope to see you there.
Tue, March 28 - Thu, March 30, 2017
2017 Annual Conference for Arkansas Museums Association
Venue: Historic Washington State Park
Everything old is new again!
Wed, March 29 - Fri, March 31, 2017
The 2017 Californis Association of Museums Conference
Venue: Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade
The 2017 CAM conference will be held in Sacramento March 29-31, 2017, a city rich in California history, culture, and controversy. Sacramento sits at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers, providing a scenic backdrop to experience our State's capitol. We will convene at the Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade, adjacent to the iconic Tower Bridge and only steps to Old Town Sacramento and the Crocker Art Museum. The 2017 CAM Conference will explore the responsibility individuals and museums take as leaders within their shared communities. Museums have a positive influence by taking actions that make a difference today and for the future. Communities look to museums to help set agendas that support their needs. Together we all serve as leaders to create stronger museums for a stronger California. Join us as we explore Influence & Action in Sacramento March 29-31, 2017.
Fri, March 31 - Sun, April 2, 2017
WEST VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS 2017 Conference
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.
Sun, April 2 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Ohio Museums Association 2017 Annual Conference
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.
Sun, April 2 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Museum Association of New York 2017 Conference
Saratoga Springs, New York
Venue: National Museum of Dance & The Gideon Putnam
MUSEUMS TRIFECTA: INSPIRE, EXPERIMENT, TRANSFORM. Museums continually work to inspire and engage their audiences, develop innovative programming and make lasting connections. They experiment with new strategies in collections management, interpretation and exhibition design. Visitors are changing the way museums think about themselves. Museums are responding by working to transform visitor and donor perceptions of their institutions to be essential and vital resources in their communities. Join museum professionals from across the state to share how your institution is changing trends, testing boundaries and altering views.
Mon, April 3 - Tue, April 4, 2017
2017 Nebraska Museum Association Conference
Collections 101: Back to the Basics. Celebrate Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial with the Nebraska Museums Association in the Capitol City. The theme of the 2017 NMA Conference is Collections 101. Sessions, talks, and round table discussions will focus on getting back to the basics on collections management, artifact preservation, and improving access through programming and exhibits.
Keynote Speaker: Trevor Jones, new Director/CEO of the Nebraska State Historical Society. Presentation: Harris Payne from the Nebraska Department of Education will also be giving a brief talk on some potential schools collaborations for museums statewide. NMA has reserved a block of rooms the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel for $106 per night.
Tue, April 4 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Texas Annual Conference 2017
Venue: Abilene, TX - details to be published on TAM website
Reach the largest gathering of museum professionals in Texas.
Wed, April 19 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Museums and the Web 2017
East Cleveland, Ohio
Venue: Hilton Cleveland Downtown
Museums and the Web is an annual conference featuring advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage. Formed by leading professionals from around the world, our community has been meeting since 1997. The products of our meetings and conversations – the MW proceedings, Best of the Web archives and community news forum – are an unparalleled resource for museum workers, technologists, students and researchers that grows every year.
Thu, April 20 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Colorado - Wyoming 2017 Conference
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!
Fri, April 21 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Hawai`i Museum Association 2017 Conference
Venue: Hawai’i State Art Museum
This year’s HMA conference theme is Art Matters! Hosted at the beautiful Hawai’i State Art Museum from April 21-22, this year’s conference will explore the unique and varied ways in which local museums collect, preserve, and make their collections relevant and accessible to the public. The 2017 conference will feature workshops, gallery tours, and panels as opportunities for Hawaii’s museum professionals to share their expertise and discuss issues, challenges, and developments in the field. Special events will include a keynote address by Konrad Ng, Executive Director of Shangri La: a museum of Islamic art, culture & design, and an evening cocktail reception. Please contact Heather Diamond (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions
Fri, April 21 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Expand Your Horizons at the 2017 MSA Conference & Expo!
Venue: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Museum Store Association: MSA’s 62nd Annual Conference & Expo is headed to Pittsburgh in 2017. From April 21 to 24 MSA will bring together hundreds of vendors and buyers to learn, network and discover products perfect for your customers! The Conference & Expo is packed with opportunities to learn best practices, network with colleagues, find the best products for your store and explore Pittsburgh. Want a sneak peek of what your itinerary could look like? Our three-day, information-filled conference sessions provide the knowledge to help the way you run your store the most effective. Each conference session is designed to help nonprofit retailers be successful.