AAAM's 39th Annual Conference will be hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) and honorary chair, Founding Director Lonnie Bunch,  in Washington, D.C. Please note important dates and upcoming deadlines below:

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Call for Proposals Ended

Monday, January 30, 2017 - Advance Conference Registration Began

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Conference Scholarship Applications Opened

Friday, March 1, 2017 - Conference Scholarship Applications Closed

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - Approved Session Proposal Notifications Begin 

Monday, May 1, 2017 - Preliminary Conference Schedule will be Announced

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Advance Conference Registration Rate Ends

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Hotel Reservation (Special Conference Rate) Ends

The 39th Annual Conference of the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) will be held in Washington, DC July 31 – August 4, 2017 and hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC). 

The conference will promote an understanding of social movements – Civil Rights, Black Power and Black Studies – that fostered racial consciousness in the 1960s and cultivated the creation of Black Museums over the past 50 years. This one-of-a-kind conference will bring together representatives from over 200 museums, libraries, HBCU’s, historic sites and cultural centers in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. 

The Association played a pivotal role in museum activism since the movement to establish African-American places of memory as museums, archives, and libraries began. 

For more information about the 2017 Conference, including registration, advertising, vendor/exhibitor opportunities, email: aaamconference@gmail.com

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