Workshops & Conferences

AAM Annual Meeting & Museum Expo

“Gateways for Understanding: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion in Museums” May 7-10 in St. Louis

Museums are pillars of healthy communities and ideal places to grow understanding. We know the incredible power of the arts and humanities—in all their forms—to inspire us and enrich our lives, and to comfort and help us heal during our darkest times. We know museums contribute powerfully to creating a more enlightened and empathetic society.

This is the urgency of our work in today’s world. As communities of all sizes around the globe confront racism, discrimination, and oppression—and address issues of immigration, religious expression, sexual orientation, gender identity, and the equal treatment of all people—the commitment of museums to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion has never been more important.

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Visitor Experience Conference

“The Next Step” October 8-10 in Philadelphia

Join visitor experience professionals from across the country on October 8-10, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. Visitor experiences in cultural institutions are rapidly evolving. As time progresses, the museum is seen as a forum for debate, an advocate for social justice, a necessary supplement to a formal education, and an inclusive environment for all. These changes test visitor experience departments as institutions host more events, programs expand beyond museum walls, and interactions with visitors enter challenging territory. Join us in Philadelphia this October to take the next step in fostering this new age in culture and promoting the idea of an inclusive experience for all of our visitors.

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