Museum Conferences

Wednesday, August 4 - Friday, August 6, 2021 — Virtual
2021 Annual Association of African American Museums (AAAM) Conference
Wilberforce, Ohio

The conference is designed to provide networking opportunities for young museum professionals, professional development, and online learning. “Last year’s successful launch of the first virtual conference proved that despite our distance, we can still learn, grow, and network together virtually. Historically the AAAM conference is a family reunion of sorts for professionals of African and African American focused museums as well as a wide array of cultural institutions. Last year, we gathered and connected virtually and we all were safe, protected and healthy. We want to have that same outcome this year.” said Vedet Coleman-Robinson, Executive Director.

Monday, August 23 - Thursday, August 26, 2021 — Virtual
2021 Association of Nature Center Administrators Summit
Logan, Utah

JOIN US VIRTUALLY, AUGUST 23-26. NATURE CENTERS, OUTDOOR SCHOOLS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTERS are in a new phase of challenges, and we need new solutions. Join us for the 2021 ANCA Summit, where we will LOOK AHEAD to the future and RECHARGE & RESET our work as a profession. If you want fresh tools and inspiration for your organization, don’t miss this empowering event.

Wednesday, September 1 - Thursday, September 30, 2021 — Virtual
CANCELLED: Florida Association of Museums 2021 Annual Conference
Tallahassee, Florida

After careful consideration, the FAM and FAM Foundation Board of Directors have decided it is in the best interest and safety of our staff and all members to postpone the September annual conference that was scheduled to be held in Miami. We thank each leader/presenter who submitted an educational proposal for the conference. We are hopeful that we can take most of the work already done and use it for the conference next year. We also thank our hosts in Miami and look forward to planning the future conference.

Monday, September 20 - Sunday, September 26, 2021 — Virtual
American Craft Council (ACC) Atlanta Southeast Craft Week
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Atlanta/Southeast Craft Week is an educational program and marketplace offering you the chance to connect with craft while amplifying handmade cultures and communities thriving across America. This immersive ecommerce platform and Atlanta Live components will feature craft artists from diverse backgrounds, with programming designed to support and promote their stories.

Wednesday, September 22 - Saturday, September 25, 2021 — Virtual
American Association for State and Local History/AMA 2021 Annual Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee

The AASLH Program Chair, Michelle Moon, the 2021 Program and Host Committees, and AASLH staff are working to turn the Annual Meeting in Little Rock into a transformative experience. Every attendee will have the opportunity to be a true participant in a rich offering of workshops, tours, in-depth discussions, hands-on experiences, and social events. Days spent onsite with colleagues will include additional plenary events and more shared experiences inside and out of the conference program. Attendees will also be encouraged to visit history institutions and sites in the Little Rock area with colleagues or on their own and to participate in workshops and tours that maximize the history, culture, and places of the host city.

Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2021 — Virtual
Arriving this October: The Western Museum Association Roadshow!
Tulsa, Oklahoma

This fall, rather than host our traditional Annual Meeting, WMA will partner with 4 state museum associations to run small, safe, in-person pop-up museum professional development events in 4 different cities. Following local health and safety guidelines, these half-day experiences will include learning and networking opportunities. State museum associations are a crucial partner in WMA’s effort to help museum people reconnect, learn, and support one another in person once again. Please join us! ////// October 1 - Thanksgiving Point Institute, with the Utah Museums Association ////// October 6 - Arizona Historical Society, with the Museum Association of Arizona ////// October 20 - Oakland Museum of California, with the California Association of Museums ////// October 27 - The Burke Museum, with the Washington Museum Association.

Wednesday, October 6 - Friday, October 8, 2021 — Virginia City, Nevada
Nevada Museum Association 2021 Annual Conference
Virginia City, Nevada

Save the Date: The NMA Annual Conference will be held in-person (conditions permitting) On Oct 6-8 in Virginia City. (As always, we will have an welcome event and get-together Tuesday night, Oct 5, as well.) The theme this year is “We’re Back: Connecting to our Communities”. Our Conference Committee is hard at work planning the event, and more information will be coming soon.

For more information, please email gbarmore@unr.edu.

Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Washington, District of Columbia

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

Advancing Indigenous Cultural Organizations: The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums is dedicated to preserving and advancing the language, history, culture, and lifeways of indigenous peoples. On an annual basis, it offers professionally guided learning opportunities to over 2,600 tribal cultural practitioners from 352 Native Nations, as well as online training to an additional 1,432 participants. The Association’s growing social media presence reflects a reach of more than 2,000,000 people per year. Please join this national movement by becoming a member or contributing support.

Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri

Each year, nonprofits, land management agencies, and businesses come together to network, learn and share expertise for the benefit of public lands. More info to come soon!

THANK YOU 2021 SPONSORS!
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MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Wednesday, August 4 - Friday, August 6, 2021 — Virtual
2021 Annual Association of African American Museums (AAAM) Conference
Wilberforce, Ohio
Monday, August 23 - Thursday, August 26, 2021 — Virtual
2021 Association of Nature Center Administrators Summit
Logan, Utah
Wednesday, September 1 - Thursday, September 30, 2021 — Virtual
CANCELLED: Florida Association of Museums 2021 Annual Conference
Tallahassee, Florida
Monday, September 20 - Sunday, September 26, 2021 — Virtual
American Craft Council (ACC) Atlanta Southeast Craft Week
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wednesday, September 22 - Saturday, September 25, 2021 — Virtual
American Association for State and Local History/AMA 2021 Annual Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2021 — Virtual
Arriving this October: The Western Museum Association Roadshow!
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Wednesday, October 6 - Friday, October 8, 2021 — Virginia City, Nevada
Nevada Museum Association 2021 Annual Conference
Virginia City, Nevada
Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Washington, District of Columbia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri