Registration


Celebrate our Strong Roots and Thriving Communities in Des Moines!

The Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) and Iowa Museums Association (IMA) invite you to join us in Des Moines, Iowa on July 12-15, 2017 to celebrate the long history of museums in the Midwest and explore the role and impact of museums in their communities. As seen in Des Moines, museums working collaboratively with other organizations can transform a city into a vibrant arts community and help it to become a destination for young and old.

The 2017 AMM Annual Conference and Meeting “Strong Roots and Thriving Communities” will include a diverse line-up of workshops, sessions, events, and keynote speakers. We will also be bringing back Community Flash Talks featuring Iowa movers and shakers as well as introducing a few new activities in the spirit of our theme of “community,” including group yoga in the morning and an emerging professional networking event.

We hope you will join us in Des Moines and encourage you to register early, as events and workshops sell out quickly. 


Registration Information

Early Bird Registration is closed. Online registration will remain open at Pre-Registration rates through June 23. After this time, only onsite registration will be available.

Member Rates: AMM and IMA members may take advantage of the member registration rates. You must be a current member and have the option to renew or join in the online form.

Register Online: In an effort to reduce paper use during our conference, we kindly request that registration forms be completed online and pay with credit card via PayPal. If you are unable to pay by credit card via PayPal or prefer to print and mail your registration, please contact our team at admin@midwestmuseums.org.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

*CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE FORM*


Registration Rates

To help you plan, below are the 2017 Annual Conference and Meeting registration rates.

Full Conference Rates
MEMBER
NON-MEMBER
EARLY BIRD
(2/1/17 – 4/30/17)
$225
$285
PREREGISTRATION
(5/4/17-6/23/17)
$285
$325
ON-SITE
(7/12/17-7/15/17)
$325
$375

Single Day Rates

MEMBER
NON-MEMBER
EARLY BIRD
(2/1/17 – 5/3/17)
$135/day
$185/day
PREREGISTRATION
(5/4/17-6/23/17)
$160/day
$210/day
ON-SITE
(7/12/17-7/15/17)
$185/day
$235/day

Pre-Conference Activities and Workshops

MEMBER

Exhibition Label Makeovers

Facilitated by Donna Braden, Curator/Experience Developer, The Henry Ford Museum of Innovation

Wednesday, 7/12

$45

Program Planning Workshop: Creative Engagement for People with Memory Loss

Facilitated by Jennifer Balge, Education Specialist, John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Wednesday, 7/12

$45

Protection Planning 101

Facilitated by Steve Layne, Layne Consultants and International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection

Includes free copy of book “Safeguarding Cultural Properties: Security for Museums, Libraries, Parks, and Zoos” by Stevan P. Layne, CPP, CIPM, CIPI, a complete guide for the protection of our cultural heritage

Wednesday, 7/12

$95

Chalk Talks Workshops 

Facilitated by Wing Young Huie, documentary photographer and 2016 Conference Flash Talk speaker

Two 90-minute sessions available:

  • Session 1 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Session 2 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 $30 per session

Events

MEMBER
Evening Events
Must register for each event separately. You are welcome to purchase tickets for guests.
$35 each
Director’s Breakfast
Thurs 7/13. Includes breakfast and guest speaker. For Executive Director’s and CEOs only.
$35
Affinity Lunches
Thurs 7/13. Select your Affinity group in the registration form.
Academic Museums and Galleries
EdCom = Education Committee
CurCom = Curatorial Committee
Development and Marketing
NAME = National Association of Museum Exhibits
SMAC = Small Museum Administrators Committee
Visitor Services
$25