Is your New Year’s resolution to jump-start your professional development? Want to meet new colleagues and stay up-to-date with emerging trends and practices in the field? Start planning now to attend or present at these upcoming 2019 conferences. Many have scholarships or volunteer opportunities available, so start researching before the deadline.

  • Small Museum Association in College Park, MD (February 17-19)
  • National Council on Public History in Hartford, CT (March 27-30)
  • Society for American Archaeology in Albuquerque (April 10-14)
  • American Alliance of Museums in New Orleans (May 19-22)
  • Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums in Midland, Ontario, Canada (June 8-12)
  • Visitor Studies Association in Detroit (July 10-13)
  • Society of American Archivists in Austin (July 31-August 6)
  • American Association for State and Local History in Philadelphia (August 28-31)
  • International Council of Museums in Kyoto, Japan (September 1-7)
  • Mountain-Plains Museums Association in Albuquerque (September 22-25)
  • Association of Midwest Museums in Grand Rapids, MI (October 2-5)
  • Western Museums Association in Boise, ID (October 4-7)
  • Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums in Hudson Valley, NY (October 16-18)
  • Oral History Association in Salt Lake City (October 16-19)
  • Southeastern Museums Conference in Charleston, SC (October 21-23)
  • New England Museum Association in Burlington, VT (November 6-8)
  • National Association for Interpretation in Denver (November 12-16)

And don’t forget your state museum association conferences. Hope to see you out in the field this year!