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Where to Find Us

Alliance staff, board members, Accreditation Commissioners, and peer reviewers represent AAM at conferences and events throughout the year. Learn more about the Alliance’s Advisory services and bring the expertise to you. Here’s where you can find us next:

Upcoming Engagements

November 13-15: Upswell | Chicago, IL
Brooke Leonard, chief of staff, representing AAM

November 18: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 50th Anniversary Symposium | New York, NY
Elizabeth Merritt, vp, strategic foresight & founding director, center for the future of museums, representing AAM

November 20-22: Conference of the Americas | Oaxaca, Mexico

2020

January 29-31: Texas Historical Commission, Real Places | Austin, Texas
Elizabeth Merritt, vp, strategic foresight & founding director, center for the future of museums, keynote speaker

February 24-25: Museums Advocacy Day | Washington, D.C.

Recent Engagements

November 4-5: Finnish Heritage Agency, Museum Theme Days | Helsinki, Finland
Elizabeth Merritt, vp, strategic foresight & founding director, center for the future of museums, keynote speaker

October 21-23: Southeastern Museums Conference | Charleston, SC
Brooke Leonard, chief of staff, to present on director/trustee leadership forum program on “Advancing Board Diversity & Inclusion in Southeast Museums” and provide AAM update at Annual Awards Luncheon

October 4-7: Western Museums Association | Boise, ID
Susan Zwerling, museum assessment program officer, to speak about the Museum Assessment Program

October 3-5: Museum Association Conference | Brighton, UK
Dean Phelus, senior director, leadership program and events, to attend

October 2-5: Association of Midwest Museums | Grand Rapids, MI
Brianne Roth, museum assessment program officer, to speak about the Museum Assessment Program and staff the AAM booth 

September 25-28: Museums Alaska Conference | Kodiak, Alaska
Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, AAM Board Member, to keynote

September 22-25: Mountain Plains Museums Association | Albuquerque, NM
Kippen de Alba Chu, AAM Board Chair, to keynote

September 21-24: Association of Science – Technology Centers | Toronto, ON
Shelon Atwater, assistant director exhibits and business partnerships and Shelagh Grimshaw, development director, to attend and to staff AAM booth

September 11: National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington, D.C.
Elizabeth Merritt, vp, strategic foresight & founding director, center for the future of museums, presented to the Board of Directors

September 10: Northern Trust, FIA Conference | Chicago, IL
Keynote panel discussion with Laura Lott, president & CEO and Arthur Affleck, vice president of development

September 5: Grassroots Professional Network | Washington, DC
Ember Farber, director of advocacy, to speak on “Breaking Through the Noise: Effectively Advocate Congress by Traditional & Digital Means” panel

September 1-7: ICOM Triennial Conference | Kyoto, Japan
Laura Lott, president & CEO, to attend

August 28-31: American Association for State and Local History | Philadelphia, PA
Find Janet Vaughan, vice president of membership & excellence, and Danyelle Rickard, Museum Assessment Program officer, at the AAM booth! Danyelle will present on “Using the Museum Assessment Program As Your Museum’s GPS on the Road to Excellence”

August 23-24: Inclusion NextWork Ideas for the Future Summit | Washington, DC
Natanya Khashan, director, marketing & communications, attending / panelist

August 7-9: Association of African American Museums | Jackson, MS
Arthur Affleck, vice president of development, to attend

June 27-30: Association of Academic Museums and Galleries | Minneapolis, MN
Julie Hart, senior director of standards & excellence, to present workshop on “Secrets to Reaccreditation Success for Academic Museums”

June 26: Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference | Washington, DC
Julie Hart, senior director of standards & excellence, and Susan Zwerling, Museum Assessment Program officer, to speak on “More than Funding: Meet the People Driving Advocacy, Excellence, Policy, & Professional Development” panel

June 19-20: Council of American Jewish Museums | Washington, DC
Laura Lott, president & CEO to attend and participate in the closing panel “Implications for the Field, Next Steps Together” and Brooke Leonard, chief of staff, to attend

May 19-22: AAM Annual Meeting | New Orleans, LA

May 16: UPWARD DC – Moving Beyond Diversity to Inclusion | Washington, DC
Laura Lott, president & CEO, to speak

May 15: Welcoming America Convening | Pittsburgh, PA
Brooke Leonard, chief of staff, to participate

May 10: Icelandic Association of Museums | Reykjavik, Iceland
Ember Farber, director of advocacy, to deliver advocacy workshop

May 8-11: Association of Children’s Museums – InterActivity 2019 | Denver, CO
Megan Lantz, director of content and community engagement, to attend

May 4-7: Association of Art Museum Curators Annual Conference | New York, NY
Laura Lott, president and CEO, to attend

May 1: Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s Moving the Needle on Diversity and Inclusion Event | Washington, DC
Laura Lott, President & CEO, to speak

April 7-9: Museum Association of New York Annual Conference | Cooperstown, NY
Laura Lott, president & CEO, to keynote

April 11: Reagan Institute Summit on Education | Washington, DC
Megan Lantz, Director of Content and Community Engagement, to attend

April 11: Themed Entertainment Association Summit | Anaheim, CA
Elizabeth Merritt, vice president, strategic foresight & founding director, Center for the Future of Museums, to speak

March 20-22: ALI-CLE Legal Issues in Museum Administration | Washington, DC
Barry Szczesny, director of government relations and public policy, to attend

March 20-22: National Association of Automobile Museums | South Bend, IN
Allison Titman, Accreditation Program Officer, to speak on standardsAccreditation and the other Continuum of Excellence programs.

February 25-26: Museums Advocacy Day | Washington, DC

February 24-26: Alabama Museums Association Annual Conference | Montgomery, AL
Allison Titman, accreditation program officer, to keynote and lead a session on core documents

February 17-19: Small Museum Association Conference | College Park, MD
Danyelle Rickard, museum assessment program officer, and Allison Titman, accreditation program officer, to present on “Assessment Programs for Small Museums” and to staff AAM booth

February 7-9: California Association of Museums Annual Conference | San Francisco, CA
Laura Lott, president & CEO, to speak at “Changing the Future: Museums & Education” plenary

February 3-5: 2019 Historic House Summit: Sustainability: Governance, Relevance and the Environment | Miami, FL

January 28-29: Association of Art Museum Directors Meeting | Richmond, VA
Laura Lott, president & CEO, to attend

2018

November 7-9: New England Museum Association Annual Conference | Stamford, CT
Laura Lott, president & CEO, spoke at keynote session

November 1-2: Museums and New Intelligences | Miami, FI
Elizabeth Merritt, vice president, strategic foresight & founding director, Center for the Future of Museums (facilitated) and Rob Stein, executive vice president and chief program officer

October 21-24: Western Museums Association | Tacoma, WA
Kippen de Alba Chu and Ruth Shelly, AAM board members

October 17-19: Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums | Baltimore, MD
Laura Lott, president & CEO, spoke on the state of the field
Danyelle Rickard, museum assessment program officer, spoke on “Make Your Collections Management Policy Work for You” and “CAP, MAP, and StEPs: Assessment opportunities for small and mid-sized museums”

October 8-10: Southeastern Museums Conference | Jackson, MS
Laura Lott, president & CEO, spoke on “Museums as Economic Engines,” “Women on the Rise,” and “The Museum of Tomorrow”

September 26-28: Historic Naval Ships Association | Bremerton, WA
Julie Hart, senior director of standards & excellence, presented on “Ways to Advance Institutional Excellence”

September 26-29: American Association for State and Local History | Kansas City, MO
Janet Vaughan, vice president, membership & excellence

September 29-October 1: Association of Science – Technology Centers | Hartford, CT
Shelagh Grimshaw, development director

September 30-October 3: Florida Association of Museums | Naples, FL
Laura Lott, president & CEO, speaking on “Five Ways to Build an Effective Leadership Team: A Trustees and Executive Leadership Meeting” and “A Power that Speaks: Advocacy and Associations”

September 6-7: Immersion in Museums: AR, VR or Just Plain R? | Detroit, MI
Elizabeth Merritt, vice president, strategic foresight & founding director, Center for the Future of Museums

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