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AAMC & AAMC Foundation 
Annual Conference & Meeting

 May 2 - 5, 2020 - Seattle, WA


Session proposals for 2020 Annual Conference & Meeting are now open!

Submit your proposal here. 


Applications due June 24, 5PM ET Wednesday, June 26, 12PM Noon ET



We are seeking panel proposals on the topic of advancing curatorial work and art organizations beyond traditional and perceived thresholds and boundaries. In selecting this topic, we anticipate dialogues reconsidering linear narratives, challenging concepts of borders, investigating social and cross cultural interactions, and engaging in activism.

We request proposals considering the full spectrum of interpretations, looking at possible topics holistically and not solely through the curatorial lens. Panels should propose discussions acknowledging community, which involves our workplace colleagues and partners; donors and sponsors; visitors and neighbors; for-profit arts sector; and more. As with all our programming, the proposals should be inclusive and welcoming of a diverse audience.


Submission Guidelines

AAMC members are invited to submit session proposals no later than 5pm ET on Monday, June 24, 2019 12PM Noon ET on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

  • Speakers, moderators, and panel organizers are responsible for their own travel & accommodation and will not receive payment for taking part.
  • All proposals must be submitted through our online submission portal.
  • As with all AAMC & AAMC Foundation programming and overall efforts, proposals should be inclusive of self-identifiers (by nation, gender, race, ethnicity), (dis)ability, and socioeconomic background, fields of expertise, types of organizations, and geographic locations.
  • Proposals should support a discussion model of presentation utilizing case studies and open dialogue. We do not accept sessions that engage panelists in presenting formal papers.


Proposal Process

The selection process will be guided by the strength of the proposals and the need to create a balance between topics relevant to curators from a wide range of institutions and specializations. Conference proposals are subject to modification by AAMC (staff, leadership, etc.) as part of the process of shaping the overall program. Notifications will be sent in mid-August.


Submit your proposal here. Proposals are due no later than 5pm ET on Monday, June 24, 2019 12PM Noon ET on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.




The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) hosts an Annual Conference & Meeting, attracting over 400 curators and guests from around the world. It is the only conference of its kind where curators from every discipline and field meet to discuss important issues facing the profession. The multi-day event includes mentorship opportunities, networking, professional development workshops, panel discussions, receptions, award announcements, receptions at host city cultural institutions, and a full membership meeting.

The Annual Conference & Meeting, open to all members, fosters the profession's cohesiveness by addressing issues of national relevance, by assisting in professional development, and by promoting dialogue and exchange among curators.

If you would like information on attending or supporting the Annual Conference & Meeting, please contact us at

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All information regarding the AAMC & AAMC Foundation Annual Conference & Meeting is subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a commitment by AAMC & AAMC Foundation. AAMC & AAMC Foundation assume no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document. In no event shall AAMC and/or AAMC Foundation be liable for incidental or consequential damages arising from use of this document or other conference related material. This document and parts thereof must not be reproduced or copied without AAMC & AAMC Foundation providing written permission, and contents thereof must not be imparted to a third party nor be used for any unauthorized purpose. Conference registration and event tickets are non-refundable.


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