The American Alliance of Museums has announced that registration is now open for its annual conference. Originally set to have both an online and an in-person element, #AAM2021 will now be 100% virtual, due to the continued challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Building on the success of its first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting in 2020, AAM will be introducing several new functions, features and events this year, as it works to bring the energy of its yearly conference into a virtual setting.
The programme, which will be announced in full in the next few weeks, will include two keynotes, and four elevate stage sessions, alongside over eighty concurrent sessions and over thirty poster presentations.
Participants will also be able to discover new technologies, services and products at the virtual MuseumExpo, as well as meeting other attendees and exhibitors in the virtual networking lounge and attending a range of networking events. Meetings will be made easier by the events smart-match appointments and attendees can also join group discussions on a range of topics.
This year, AAM is also running a pilot coaching programme with a chance for one-on-one sessions with museum leaders.
More information and registration is available here.
In addition to this, AAM has also released the latest edition of TrendsWatch, which explores how to navigate a disrupted future. This report looks at:
- Closing the Gap: Redressing systemic inequalities of wealth and power
- Digital Awakening: Essential technologies for pandemic survival and future success
- Who Gets Left Behind? Caring for the vulnerable in a time of crisis
- COVID On Campus: How the pandemic is reshaping higher education
- Strategic Foresight: How to survive an era of uncertainty
To download a copy, please click here.
Last year’s AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo featured a range of online events around the theme of Radical Reimagining.