2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

May 26-29, Washington, DC

Power, Influence and Responsibility

Museums are powerful community assets economically, culturally, educationally, and as places to convene and discuss issues of the day. They memorialize historic events and bear witness to political and social change. They strive to foster healthy dialogue and provide a venue for healing and renewal. Museums use their power to teach respect for cultural differences and foster community cohesion and sustainability.  How is your museum using its power?

Washington, DC, is one of the most powerful cities in the world and the proud home of more than 200 museums and embassies representing 176 countries. Memorials and monuments define the city’s landscape, honoring our nation’s greatest leaders and fallen heroes, and providing the perfect backdrop for reflecting on how museums preserve powerful memories.

Witness the incredible power of just one person—you. Registering for the annual meeting is an important step in advocating for yourself, your museum and the cause of museums. Our very presence in our nation’s capital will demonstrate the undeniable power of museums. 

What is the AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo? 

The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world. “Going to AAM” – as attending the conference has come to be known – is considered the quintessential experience for museum professionals. The program is jam-packed with opportunities to hear diverse perspectives on a wide range of topics; to connect with your colleagues from across the country and around the world; and to engage in meaningful dialogue with peers from diverse backgrounds and from museums of all types.

Important Dates for the 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

 Session Proposal Site Opens      July 14 
 Session Proposal Site Closes      August 31

2015 Session Recordings

Purchase audio recordings synched to presentation slides. 

2015 Keynote Address

Watch the video of Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole's keynote address at the Alliance's 2015 annual meeting in Atlanta. 

Future and Past Locations

Find future dates and access recordings from past meetings.