Museum Conferences

Saturday, March 11 - Tuesday, March 14, 2023 — Harrisonburg, Virginia
Virginia Association of Museum's 2023 Annual Conference!
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center

"On the cusp of revolutionary change!" is the theme. The Conference Committees support reaching new audiences, embracing technology, incorporating mindfulness, advocating museums as change agents, and making social justice and equality issues at the forefront of the museum sector today. We encourage session proposals that are on the cusp of revolutionary change!///// Check our website for updates!

Tuesday, March 14 - Friday, March 17, 2023 — Memphis, Tennessee
2023 Tennessee Association of Museums Conference: Unfinished Revolutions
Memphis, Tennessee

As TAM gathers in Memphis for our 2023 conference, we will be just three years away from the 250th commemoration of the United States. Many revolutions still simmer unfinished in the city on the Mississippi River and across the state. There are fights raging over the truths of history, the appropriateness of books in school libraries, gender roles, and political differences. How can we document these ongoing battles and fill a need in our communities? What creativity can we bring to the public square to illuminate these struggles and encourage conversation? What do we need to do to prepare for the upcoming semisesquicentennial so museums are at the table in planning and fighting for an inclusive commemoration that deals with our past through a lens of diversity and inclusion? /////// Join us in Memphis on March 14-17 as we gather on the river with the TAMfam to explore this theme, visit landmark historic sites and museums with national significance and prepare ourselves to be leaders in our state during times that may continue to be difficult but also offer opportunities for change that the revolutionaries who called Memphis home or just passed through could only dream of seeing.

NOTE: Unfinished Revolutions is one of the five themes outlined in AASLH’s The Field Guide for the Semiquincentennial: Making History at 250. The history of Memphis information is from https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/memphis/.

For more information, please email hawkins@aaslh.org.

Sunday, April 23 - Wednesday, April 26, 2023 — San Antonio, Texas
Texas Association of Museums 2023 San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Hilton Palacio Del Rio

TAM 2023 San Antonio | Unfinished Collectives: Telling Full Stories. You are invited to the 2023 Texas Association of Museums Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas - “Unfinished Collectives: Telling Full Stories”. For museums to evolve and be more inclusive, it is important for them to reevaluate who makes up their collective of thought leaders and investigate what bigger narratives their exhibitions and collections can tell. We invite you to join this conversation in San Antonio, where we’ll convene museum visionaries in the intimate and extraordinary setting of San Antonio museums for four days of inspirational, innovative discussions from renowned speakers on the most relevant and formidable challenges facing the museum field today.

For more information, please call 817-332-1177 or email brittany@texasmuseums.org.

Wednesday, April 26 - Friday, April 28, 2023 — New Orleans, Louisiana
Association of Children’s Museums’ 2023 InterActivity Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

Hosted by Louisiana Children’s Museum

InterActivity 2023: Leveraging Our Voice: The Association of Children’s Museums’ annual InterActivity conference is the largest gathering of children’s museum professionals in the world. The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Louisiana Children’s Museum invite you to InterActivity 2023: Leveraging Our Voice in New Orleans, April 26-28. ////// Hosted by Louisiana Children’s Museum: Come on down to the Big Easy, where the Louisiana Children’s Museum has invited us to experience their new home in City Park. This 8.5 acre, LEED Gold-certified campus represents a culmination of years of leveraging their voice as a place of healing and resilience for the community.

For more information, please call 703-224-3100 or email ACM@ChildrensMuseums.org.

Friday, June 23 - Thursday, June 29, 2023 — ,
2023 American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago
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The American Library Association invites you to attend/exhibit and meet face-to-face with more than 12,000 librarians from around the country at ALA's Annual Conference & Exhibition - exhibit dates: June 23-26, 2023, in Chicago, IL. //// Following the strong return to face-to-face events for ALA, the Annual Conference in Chicago promises to be a blockbuster. The largest in person library event in the world and largest book event in North America, ALA Annual is not to be missed.

For more information, please call 630-929-7976 or email ala@heiexpo.com.

Monday, August 21 - Friday, August 25, 2023 — Saco, Maine
ASSOCIATION OF NATURE CENTER ADMINISTRATORS 2023 ANNUAL SUMMIT
Saco, Maine

The Ecology School

THE ANCA ANNUAL SUMMIT provides the unique experience of connecting with other nature and environmental learning center administrators in person. There is no better way to discuss and share your questions, challenges, and lessons learned than directly with your peers at this empowering event. The 2023 Summit will take place August 21-25 at The Ecology School in Saco, Maine. Please check our website later for more information.

For more information, please call 435-787-8209

Wednesday, September 6 - Saturday, September 9, 2023 — Boise, Idaho
2023 Am Assoc for State and Local History Annual Conference
Boise, Idaho

AASLH2023: “I, Too, Am America” //// The 2023 conference theme “I, too, am America” is inspired by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes’s 1926 poem “I, Too” where he stakes his claim on the evolving promise of an inclusive nation by stating “I, too, am America.” His demand tests the promise of the preamble. His poem demonstrates that, despite the country’s segregated society and exclusion of Blacks from the American identity, as a Black man, Hughes was also an American. The 2023 AASLH Annual Conference theme draws on the broadening concept of American identity that is found in Making History At 250: The Field Guide for the Semiquincentennial. ////// Our 2023 conference is a call for an engaging examination of identity through creativity, innovation, and compelling discussion. From women’s suffrage in 1896 to the Native American struggle for civil and human rights to the preservation and interpretation of Japanese internment camps to the ever-evolving demographics, Idaho reflects the ongoing discussion of American identity. Join us in Boise as we gather and explore our collective identity.

CONFERENCES
March 11 - March 14, 2023
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Virginia Association of Museum's 2023 Annual Conference!
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March 14 - March 17, 2023
Memphis, Tennessee
2023 Tennessee Association of Museums Conference: Unfinished Revolutions
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April 23 - April 26, 2023
San Antonio, Texas
Texas Association of Museums 2023 San Antonio
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