Museum Conferences

Saturday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 8, 2022 — Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Association of Museums Annual Conference 2022
Richmond, Virginia

Omni Richmond Hotel

Plan Now to Join Us in Richmond in 2022! "Redefining Museums in Changing Landscapes." Save the date to join your us March 5-8, 2022 at the Omni Hotel in Richmond for our next annual conference.

When our conference committee discussed a potential conference theme, it was a quick conversation. The Richmond Region has grown gradually over the past two decades, but this past year was challenging for Virginia’s capital. In 2020, the city underwent an explosion of physical as well as metaphorical change. From density growth to societal upheaval, removal of historic monuments, to protests for equality televised around the world, #RVA has experienced it all. ////// Museums, art and cultural organizations, and historic sites and their staffs have been greatly impacted by 2020, whether by the pandemic, current events, or community demands. The opportunities for discussion and debate at the 2022 conference are beyond measure. ////// We encourage you to save the dates to join us in the River City for four days of community and conversation as we look at how contemporary life is redefining museums in changing landscapes.

For more information, please call 804-358-3170

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. /////// Support the Public Lands with Partnership Community. Get your brand in front of hundreds of public lands professionals at PLA 2022! PLA's Convention and Trade Show is the premier gathering of leaders in the public lands sector, which makes it a great opportunity to engage with public lands partners and elevate brand awareness. A variety of sponsorship opportunities at PLA 2022 are available (and start at just $1,000)! We'd also love to work with you to create a customized sponsorship package.

Wednesday, March 16 - Friday, March 18, 2022 — Kingsport, Tennessee
Tennessee Association of Museums 2022 Annual Conference
Kingsport, Tennessee

MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport

For more information, please email tnmuseums@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 22 - Friday, March 25, 2022 — Waco, Texas
Texas Association of Museums 2022 - Growing Together: Tackling The Challenges Of Today & Tomorrow
Waco, Texas

Venues include the Mayborn Museum, Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum, Texas Sports Hall of Fame,

Join us in Waco for TAM 2022!

Thursday, April 7 - Saturday, April 9, 2022 — Point Pleasant, West Virginia
West Virginia Association of Museums 2022 Conference
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

The West Virginia Association of Museums annual meeting and conference will be held April 7-9, 2022 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. ////// The theme of WVAM’s 2022 conference is “Building Bridges: Facilitating Conversations in our Communities.” Those who attend the conference will learn how institutional reflection and open dialog can create better engagement with diverse audiences and demonstrate a commitment to the communities they serve. ////// The conference will provide resources and tools for fostering environments in which more community members see themselves represented in museum collections and exhibits and feel comfortable interacting with a museum’s content and its interpretive framework. As a post COVID-19 world becomes more of a reality, it is important to ensure that visitors feel welcome at our institutions more than ever before. ​

For more information, please email museumsofwv@gmail.com.

Sunday, April 24 - Tuesday, April 26, 2022 — Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
PA Museums’ 2022 Conference
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

About Our Conference: The PA Museums Annual Statewide Conference will take place in Pittsburgh April 24-26, 2022. We invite you to join us as we share best practices in areas including advocacy, education, museum education, community development, and cultural tourism. //// The PA Museums Annual Conference offers museum professionals an interactive forum to exchange ideas, network and discuss trends in the museum field. The event is an excellent opportunity for professionals to reconnect and recharge as well as learn from colleagues. The conference is also ideal for businesses to raise their visibility by engaging with and showing support for Pennsylvania’s museum community. Attendees include directors, curators, registrars, educators and exhibit designers. We anticipate 200 attendees.

Sunday, May 15 - Saturday, May 28, 2022 — Statesboro, Georgia
Center of Excellence Tick Workshop 2022
Statesboro, Georgia

The U. S. National Tick Collection at the James H. Oliver, Jr., Institute for Coastal Plain Science (Georgia Southern University) and the CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases are offering the “3rd Annual Tick Workshop” at Georgia Southern (Statesboro, GA).

Monday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 18, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
InterActivity 2022: Play The Long Game -Association of Children's Museums
St. Louis, Missouri

Hosted by The Magic House: St. Louis Children’s Museum: Union Station Hotel

ACM is pleased to announce that we are planning an in-person InterActivity in 2022:

Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, May 22, 2022 — Slinger, Wisconsin
2022 Fire Museum Seminar
Slinger, Wisconsin

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Baton Rouge.

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 great fun! ///// We are working hard here in BR to meet the challenge of having the biggest and best Seminar yet and are looking forward to seeing everyone in May of 2022. Dates are set May 19 thru 22nd, rooms are set aside at the Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Baton Rouge, a site for the seminar is chosen and the Bogan Fire Museum, and events and speakers are being put together!

Please follow the Robert A. Bogan Fire Museum on Facebook for updates and info coming up.

Sunday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 22, 2022 — Golden, Colorado
2022 Country School Association of America Conference
Golden, Colorado

Golden, Colorado

"Westward Ho: Back to School We Go!"

Thursday, June 23 - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 — Tacoma, Washington
ALHFAM 2022 CONFERENCE & ANNUAL MEETING
Tacoma, Washington

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

The Association for Living History, Farm, Agricultural Museums Annual Meeting & Conference is the largest single gathering of the ALHFAMily. Hosted each year by a member institution in the United States or Canada, the format includes formal papers, interactive workshops, the Annual Business Meeting, site visits and multiple opportunities for informal discussion. Sharing, fun and learning go hand-in-hand at this meeting, considered by many to be one of the most useful museum conferences available. ////// What is YOUR vision for The Future of the Past? We solicit your proposals for workshops and sessions that address diversity, equity, and inclusion at cultural institutions and the role living history will play in future museum interpretation. The conference committee is planning two full days of workshops and will prioritize workshops over sessions.

Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5, 2022 — Owings Mills, Maryland
ASSOCIATION OF NATURE CENTER ADMINISTRATORS 2022 ANNUAL SUMMIT
Owings Mills, Maryland

Irvine Nature Center

THE ANCA ANNUAL SUMMIT provides the unique experience of connecting with other nature and environmental learning center administrators. There is no better way to discuss and share your questions, challenges, and lessons learned than directly with your peers at this empowering event.

For more information, please call 435-787-8209

Wednesday, September 14 - Friday, September 16, 2022 — Enid, Oklahoma
2022 Oklahoma Museum Conference
Enid, Oklahoma

GLō Best Western Downtown Enid/Convention Center

M Museums: Bringing Communities A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow. Museums are amazing and wonderful places for all. They inspire creativity, preserve history, increase sense of wellbeing and so much more. Join us at at the 2022 Oklahoma Museum Conference as we show how museums bring communities a great big beautiful tomorrow. And hey, we all want a great big beautiful tomorrow. This is your opportunity to share ideas with the Oklahoma museum profession and discuss with your colleagues the ways your museum is bringing communities a great big beautiful tomorrow. conference will be held at the Stride Bank Convention Center.

Wednesday, September 14 - Saturday, September 17, 2022 — Buffalo, New York
American Association for State and Local History 2022 On-site and Virual Conferences
Buffalo, New York

Started in 2021, AASLH offers a dual format conference: two meetings, one in-person and one online, joined by a single theme. The 2022 AASLH Annual Meeting will be held September 14-17 in Buffalo with the 2022 Online Conference following on November 1-4. There is one Call for Proposals covering both conferences. The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2021. Registration for the conference will open in early June.

For more information, please call 615-320-3203 or email info@aaslh.org.

Thursday, October 6 - Sunday, October 9, 2022 — Portland, Oregon
2022 Oregon Annual Conference, co-hosted with Western Museums Association
Portland, Oregon

TBA

Details to come. Please save the dates and check our website for updates.

Monday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 26, 2022 — Rogers, Arkansas
SouthEastern Museum Conference 2022 ANNUAL MEETING
Rogers, Arkansas

EMBASSY SUITES NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER, ROGERS, ARKANSAS

(IN PERSON!) "Exhibiting Change" The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC), nonprofit membership organization, is an association of museums, museum staff, independent professionals and corporate partners. We focus on the Southeastern United State including: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands. //////// A great conference requires great sessions! SEMC relies on museum professionals and industry partners representing a variety of backgrounds, expertise, and experience to craft informative and relevant sessions for our annual conference. We encourage a wide range of proposals from individuals at any career level from any size or type of museum. SESSION PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2022.

(IN PERSON!) Admission rates vary; see semcdirect.net for information.

For more information, please call 404-814-2047 or email semcprogramcommittee@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 27, 2022 — Temecula, California
2022 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Temecula, California

Pechanga Casino and Resort

ATALM is an international non-profit organization that maintains a network of support for indigenous programs, provides culturally relevant programming and services, encourages collaboration among tribal and non-tribal cultural institutions, and articulates contemporary issues related to developing and sustaining the cultural sovereignty of Native Nations. Deadline to submit artwork for consideration is March 1, 2022. At no additional charge, conference attendees may participate in Professional Development Certificates. Interested in selling your art at ATALM2022? Funding is available for eligible applicants to attend the conference. ATALM attendees wishing to expand networking opportunities and establish beneficial professional relationships may sign up for the Mentorship program. It is fun for both Mentors and Mentees. ATALM conferences are primarily staffed by more than 150 volunteers. Opportunities include conference prep, registration desk, photography, social media, room monitors, and ticket takers. The Exhibit Hall is now sold out. Funding provided by: IMLS.

THANK YOU 2022 SPONSORS!
Los Angeles, California

Picnic Design is a graphic and exhibition design studio founded in 2005. We specialize in work for museums, civic and cultural organizations, and educational institutions. Our capabilities include: exhibit design and development; design of newsletters, brochures, postcards, and other ephemera; book design; logos and brand materials; advertising campaigns; infographics; signage; and project management.

MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Saturday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 8, 2022 — Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Association of Museums Annual Conference 2022
Richmond, Virginia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri
Wednesday, March 16 - Friday, March 18, 2022 — Kingsport, Tennessee
Tennessee Association of Museums 2022 Annual Conference
Kingsport, Tennessee
Tuesday, March 22 - Friday, March 25, 2022 — Waco, Texas
Texas Association of Museums 2022 - Growing Together: Tackling The Challenges Of Today & Tomorrow
Waco, Texas
Thursday, April 7 - Saturday, April 9, 2022 — Point Pleasant, West Virginia
West Virginia Association of Museums 2022 Conference
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Sunday, April 24 - Tuesday, April 26, 2022 — Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
PA Museums’ 2022 Conference
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Sunday, May 15 - Saturday, May 28, 2022 — Statesboro, Georgia
Center of Excellence Tick Workshop 2022
Statesboro, Georgia
Monday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 18, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
InterActivity 2022: Play The Long Game -Association of Children's Museums
St. Louis, Missouri
Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, May 22, 2022 — Slinger, Wisconsin
2022 Fire Museum Seminar
Slinger, Wisconsin
Sunday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 22, 2022 — Golden, Colorado
2022 Country School Association of America Conference
Golden, Colorado
Thursday, June 23 - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 — Tacoma, Washington
ALHFAM 2022 CONFERENCE & ANNUAL MEETING
Tacoma, Washington
Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5, 2022 — Owings Mills, Maryland
ASSOCIATION OF NATURE CENTER ADMINISTRATORS 2022 ANNUAL SUMMIT
Owings Mills, Maryland
Wednesday, September 14 - Friday, September 16, 2022 — Enid, Oklahoma
2022 Oklahoma Museum Conference
Enid, Oklahoma
Wednesday, September 14 - Saturday, September 17, 2022 — Buffalo, New York
American Association for State and Local History 2022 On-site and Virual Conferences
Buffalo, New York
Thursday, October 6 - Sunday, October 9, 2022 — Portland, Oregon
2022 Oregon Annual Conference, co-hosted with Western Museums Association
Portland, Oregon
Monday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 26, 2022 — Rogers, Arkansas
SouthEastern Museum Conference 2022 ANNUAL MEETING
Rogers, Arkansas
Tuesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 27, 2022 — Temecula, California
2022 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Temecula, California