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2024 Conference

Museums Alaska will host its next conference in 2024. We are currently seeking host applications!

If you aren't ready to host in 2024, but would like to host in future years, please also submit the application linked below.

If you'd prefer, you can email the director to indicate your interest.

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Museums Alaska conferences are held every other year in the even years — 2024, 2026, 2028, 2030, etc. 

The number of in-person conference attendees depends on the city the conference is hosted in, but it can range from 40-100 attendees.

Host organization responsibilities:

  • Designate at least one person to coordinate with MA on the conference committee;
  • Identify and help plan the Angels Project;
  • Identify and reserve meeting locations as needed;
  • Arrange discount codes for local accommodations and airline travel where possible;
  • Provide local museum facilities at no cost for whatever receptions, banquet, luncheon, and evening events are planned there — wherever possible;
  • Make arrangements for transportation of conference attendees to events as necessary; 
  • Assist in organizing pre- and post-conference activities with local vendors as necessary;
  • Assist with solicitation of local sponsors, exhibitors, and vendors. 
  • Organize local speakers for a welcome address at the opening reception;
  • Assist with setting-up meeting venues for sessions and workshops;
  • Assist in locating necessary technology like projectors and screens as needed.
  • Assist with set-up of the vendor and sponsor tables;
  • Assist in coordinating conference volunteers and staffing of the registration table during the conference.

Museums Alaska responsibilities:

  • Manages the financials — fundraising, registrations, refunds, honorariums, invoices, etc.
  • Manages the conference committee
  • Creates the conference schedule with the conference committee
  • Solicits and manages the speakers and awards
  • Manages all conference communications
  • Manages conference swag
  • Manages the conference
  • Manages reporting

Conference profits, if there are any, are split 40% to the Host Museum or Cultural Center, and 60% to Museums Alaska.

If you are interested in hosting a future Museums Alaska conference, please submit some basic information below and the conference committee will be in touch! 

We are open to thinking creatively about how to host a conference in your city, so please don't let a lack of traditional lodging, transportation, or meeting spaces deter you from submitting your information.

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