2017 CONFERENCE AT-A-GLANCE


AAAM conference registration, as well as all conference sessions and luncheons will be held at the Capital Hilton Hotel

(1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036). 

MONDAY, JULY 31 (Pre-Conference)

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Offsite Insights Tour of Smithsonian's Collection Storage Facility  

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Curator's Tour of  Select Galleries at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM National Trust for Historic Preservation's Preservation Leadership Training Intensive

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Vendor/Exhibitor Set-Up @ Capital Hilton Hotel

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Twilight Reception @ Anacostia Community Museum


TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 (Full Conference Day 1: PRESENCE)

8:00 AM - 11:15 AM Professional Development (2017 Concurrent Sessions)

11:30 PM - 1:30 PM Opening Plenary: Leadership Legacy Summit and Luncheon

1:45 PM - 5:00 PM Professional Development (2017 Concurrent Sessions)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome Reception @ Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery / American Art Museum

9:30 PM - Until After-Party


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2 (Full Conference Day 2: POWER)

8:00 AM - 11:15 AM Professional Development (2017 Concurrent Sessions)

11:30 PM - 1:00 PM Power Luncheon: AAAM Awards Ceremony and Luncheon featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Carla Hayden

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Professional Development (2017 Concurrent Sessions)

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Authors Plenary and Panel Discussion

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Authors Book Signing  

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Speed Networking Session

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Evening Reception @ Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

9:30 PM - Until After-Party


THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 (Full Conference Day 3: PERSISTENCE)

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 11:45 AM Skill-Building Seminars (Seminar Descriptions)

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Persistence Luncheon and AAAM Annual Business Meeting featuring Keynote Speaker Zena Howard

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Professional Development (2017 Concurrent Sessions)

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Closing Plenary Part 1: State of Black Museums Forum (Part 1 Overview)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Closing Plenary Part 2: AAAM Fishbowl - The Path Forward (Part 2 Overview)

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Evening Reception @ National Museum of African American History & Culture

10:30 PM - Until After-Party


FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 (Post-Conference Heritage Tours)

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Architectural Tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture ($50/per person)

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM African-American Military History Tour ($75/per person)

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM DC’s African American Heritage Trail Tour ($125/per person)

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM African-American Culinary Tour & Tasting at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture ($225/per person)



Click here to REGISTER for the 2017 Conference!

For more information or questions about the 2017 Conference Program email: aaamconference@gmail.com

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