Wellness & Equity
AAMG’s 2021 conference will explore how academic museums and galleries are fostering wellness and embracing new understandings of equity in the midst of one of the most challenging social, political, and economic periods in American history. This year’s conference aims to find new paths and solutions to a more just and empathetic world. Presentations and discussions will address questions such as: How are museums and galleries becoming community hubs where emotional, psychological, and identity-centered fairness and solace can be explored, created, debated, and located? How have DEAI initiatives challenged or disrupted your institutional structure and internal practices, including collections, exhibitions, storytelling and teaching, and management? How do academic museums and galleries survive and thrive in this new higher education reality?
To better serve our diverse membership we have invested in a fully integrated conference software platform and made changes to the annual conference registration fee structure. Instead of a flat rate based on membership, and to be responsive to DEAI goals and COVID-19 realities, we are now instituting a tiered salary-based system. This change maintains lower priced registration for AAMG members who may be part time, furloughed, or emerging museum professionals, while instituting incrementally higher registration tiers for those with full time employment. We are also instituting an Early Bird registration option through May 1 to enable the Conference Committee to better customize the conference experience.
Professional Assistance Fund applications will be reviewed and support approved on a first come, first served basis. We will once again invite our family of academic museum members and supporters to help build the capacity of the Professional Assistance Fund to respond to increased demand.
EventSquid Platform: We will be using EventSquid as our conference platform. After registering and prior to the conference you will receive an email directly from our EventSquid Platform asking you to create your profile and take a closer look at the conference sessions. All online conference materials and sessions will be accessible through this platform. Please note you will not receive instructions to access this platform until late May/early June in preparation for the conference to take place June 7-11.
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*We will be using Zoom live transcription for all conference related programming. Any requests for other ADA, ASL, or other needs, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to May 14, 2021.
*Thank you to the Kress Foundation and the continued support of former AAMG Board Members who have helped to make this year's conference registration rates as low as possible.