Schedule at a Glance


Attendees who registered for Virtual Only have access to the virtual activities on July 19th. Virtual + In-Person attendees have access to virtual and in-person activities on July 19, 21, 22, and 23. Pre-conference tours, workshops, and evening events are optional add-ons to conference registration and require additional tickets for entry. Click here to learn more about registration options.

Schedule at a Glance quick links:

Times shown are subject to change.


Tuesday, July 19

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CT (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET)

  • Virtual Opening Session(s)

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM CT (11:15 AM – 11:45 AM ET)

  • Virtual Milwaukee Museum Tour

11:00 AM – NOON CT (NOON – 1:00 PM ET)

  • Virtual Lunchtime Networking Roundtable

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CT (1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET)

  • Virtual Breakout Sessions

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET)

  • Virtual Breakout Sessions

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM CT (4:15 PM – 4:45 PM ET)

  • Virtual Milwaukee Museum Tour

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET)

  • Virtual Happy Hour Networking Event

ANYTIME ONLINE

  • Explore the Virtual Expo

**Virtual sessions and tours will be recorded and made available online for up to 2 months following the conclusion of the conference.**


Wednesday, July 20

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS, TOURS, AND WORKSHOPS

NOON – 4:00 PM CT

  • Registration Open, Pere Marquette Room, Hyatt Regency

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT

  • Tours and workshops (to be announced soon!)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT

  • Tours and workshops (to be announced soon!)

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM CT

  • Live @ the Lakefront at Discovery World

Offsite events, tours, and workshops are optional add-ons to conference registration. Additional tickets are required.


Thursday, July 21

IN-PERSON SESSIONS AND EVENTS

6:00 AM – 9:00 AM CT

  • Exhibitor Setup

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM CT

  • Registration Open, Pere Marquette Room, Hyatt Regency

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM CT

  • Morning Wake Up: Public Art Walking Tour with Sculpture Milwaukee

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CT

  • Morning Welcome Coffee and Play Time, Hyatt Regency Atrium
  • Warm-Up Activity, Hyatt Regency Ballroom A/B

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT

  • Keynote Session: A Conversation with Melanie Adams, Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum, Hyatt Regency Ballroom C/D

11:00 AM – NOON CT

  • Independent Museum Professionals (IMP) Meetup

NOON – 1:00 PM CT

  • Lunchtime Networking Roundtable
  • Directors & CEOs Lunchtime Networking Roundtable
  • Midwest Registrars Committee Meeting

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM CT

  • Breakout Sessions

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM CT

  • Breakout Sessions

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT

  • Breakout Sessions

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CT

  • Exhibit Reception

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM CT

  • Offsite Events
    • Museum Brew Tour: The Pabst Mansion and Milwaukee County Historical Society
    • Milwaukee Public Museum
    • Grohmann Museum

Offsite events are optional add-ons to conference registration. Additional tickets are required.


Friday, July 22

IN-PERSON SESSIONS AND EVENTS

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM CT

  • Registration Open, Pere Marquette Room, Hyatt Regency

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM CT

  • Morning Wake Up: Public Art Walking Tour with Sculpture Milwaukee

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CT

  • Morning Welcome Coffee and Play Time, Hyatt Regency Atrium
  • Warm-Up Activity, Hyatt Regency Ballroom A/B

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT

  • Flash Talks, Hyatt Regency Ballroom C/D (to be announced soon!)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CT

  • Breakout Sessions

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM CT

  • Midwest Museums Recognition Lunch, Hyatt Regency Ballroom C/D (all are welcome!)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT

  • Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM CT

  • Breakout Sessions

4:00 PM – 10:00 PM CT

  • Exhibitor Move Out

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CT

  • Closing Event: America’s Black Holocaust Museum

Offsite events are optional add-ons to conference registration. Additional tickets are required.


Saturday, July 23

SATURDAY AT LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM CT

  • Registration Open, Pere Marquette Room, Hyatt Regency

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM CT

  • Buses Board/Depart, MLK Jr Drive Entrance, Hyatt Regency

9:30 AM – NOON CT

  • Staff- and artist-guided tours and hands-on activities
  • Self-Guided Sculpture Tours also available

NOON – 12:15 PM CT

  • Buses Board/Depart to Hyatt Regency

Please RSVP during registration to let us know you’re planning to attend. Buses depart by 9:15 AM CT.