Annual Conference 2017

2017 Conference

Anchorage, Alaska,  Sept 27-30, 2017

Social Discourse: Responding to Our Communities

How can museums be a safe space for expression and social discourse? As museums, we aim to be inclusive, to encourage dialogue, and to support our communities. As our communities’ needs change, how do we respond and stay relevant? Given this current political and economic landscape, the museum’s role as educator, mediator, and possible agitator becomes all the more important. Should museums remain neutral? How can we responsibly encourage these important conversations through our programming, exhibits and outreach?

Check out the conference website and the Schedule At-a-Glance.

Also be sure to check out our pages on Workshops, Sessions, Keynote, Board Nominations, Scholarships, Award Nominations, and Conference Evaluation.


Registration is available on the separate conference website. For your convenience, rates are listed below:

Early Bird Registration (by 9/5) – Member: $225

Early Bird Registration (by 9/5) – Non-Member: $275

Regular Registration (After 9/5) – Member and Non-Member: $300

Student Registration: $170

Single Day Registration: $125

Banquet Guest: $60

Post Conference Tours: $60

Single Session: $25

Half-day Workshops: $25

Full-day Workshop: $50