AAM 2018

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Alliance of Museums is underway, and there is a strong showing of MASS Action collaborators here this year. If you are in Phoenix for the conference, please come say hello! Follow #AAM2018 and #MassActionMia to join and participate in the conversation.

SUNDAY, MAY 6

Karleen Gardner
Creating Place and Space: Museums and the Immigration Experience
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: 127 ABC

Chris Taylor
Impact and Scalability: Building Civic Engagement into Every Museum
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: 224 AB

Omar Eaton-Martinez
Interviews from 2040: Leadership and Sustainability, Truth and Reconciliation 
4pm to 5:15pm
Location: 126 ABC           

Nicole Ivy
Beyond Diversity: Lessons from the AAM DEAI Working Group
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: 125 AB

Michelle Moon, Heather Nielsen, Sonnet Takahisa
I Made It at the Art Museum: Maker Spaces in Art Museums
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: 122 AB

Jason Porter
30th Annual Excellence in Exhibition
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: 229 AB

Emily Potter-Ndiaye
Engaging Teens through History: Careers and Workforce Development
4pm - 5:15pm
Location: 222 ABC           

MONDAY, MAY 7

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Ben Garcia
Decolonizing the Museum: Reflection, Vision, and Change
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: 131 ABC

EXPO HIGHLIGHT
Museums & Race Transformation and Justice Lounge
See M&R website for full schedule and information. Follow @MuseumsandRace #MuseumsandRace to join the conversation.
Monday 12pm – Wednesday 12pm
Location: Booth 1704 in the Expo Hall

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Nicole Ivy, Margaret Middleton, Aletheia Wittman
Open Forum on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 224 AB

Christine Lashaw
Beyond Words: Immersive Interpretive Strategies in Art Exhibitions
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 125 AB

Jason Porter
(Non)Profiteering: Mission versus Margin
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 225 AB

Lauren Zalut
Engaging the System: Museums Working in the Incarceration System
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 128 AB

HAPPY HOUR HIGHLIGHT
DivCom + #drinkingaboutequity meetup
5:30 – 7pm
Location: Valley Bar 

TUESDAY, MAY 8

Chris Taylor
Making Space for (Other) Voices: Challenging Perceptions
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: 229 AB

Nicole Ivy
Museum Inclusion: New Report from the Mellon Foundation/AAMD
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: 126 ABC

Janeen Bryant
Are Museums the Rightful Home for Confederate Monuments?
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: 129 AB

Alice Anderson
Measuring Awe and Critical Thinking in Museums
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: 227 ABC

Marjorie Bequette
Learning from Non-Visitors: Finding Better Ways to Reach Out to and Serve Underrepresented Groups
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: 129 AB

Elisabeth Callihan, Divya Rao Heffley
Experimental Museum Processes: New Models for Collaboration, Agency, and Voice
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: 225 AB

Latino Network
Latinos in Conversation on Global Immigration Politics and Policies
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: 123

HAPPY HOUR HIGHLIGHT
MASS Action Happy Hour + Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion Mixer
5:30 – 7 PM
Location: Hyatt Hotel 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, co-moderator
Keynote Speaker: Donovan Livingston & Frank Waln
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: North Ballroom

Janeen Bryant, Omar Eaton-Martinez, Ben Garcia, Stacey Mann
Museums and Race Report Card: Looking Back to Move Forward
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 129 AB           

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Gretchen Jennings, Chris Taylor
The Empathetic Museum: Mission Impossible?
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 225 AB

Joanne Jones-Rizzi, Kenneth Morris
A Change in Elevation: Museums Rising to the Challenge of Equity
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 128 AB

Wendy Ng
Case Study: Activating Agentic Indigenous Voices and Ancestral Objects through Digital Learning
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: 228 AB

Margaret Middleton
Building Capacity Through Social Justice: Lessons from Children's Museums
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: 227 ABC