AAM CONFERENCE: ATLANTA, GA

New Project attends AAM Conference

AAM CONFERENCE: ATLANTA, GA

We are so excited to get back into the shop after an incredible experience at the 2015 AAM Conference in Atlanta and to begin implementing everything we learned. Time and time again we find ourselves so honored to be a part of the museum industry. This was our fourth time attending the annual conference and this year’s meeting certainly did not disappoint. Between the tremendous amount of lectures, case studies, panel discussion, events, networking opportunities, and the sheer number of creative and inspiring professionals working in and for our institutions, you can’t help but come back feeling inspired.

New Project stayed at the swanky Marriott during the AAM Conference

The Marriott in Atlanta was pretty incredible, just seemed to go on and on.

 

This year’s General Session included a fond farewell to outgoing Alliance President Ford W. Bell. Mr. Bell’s transformative reign as President has included a comprehensive overhaul of its programs and membership structure, a complete organizational re-structuring, and a new focus on advocacy. We are excited to see what incoming President Laura Lott will accomplish during her tenure and want to thank Mr. Bell for his dedication to the museum community.

New Project attends seminars during the AAM Conference

A few of the sessions and lectures we attended while in Atlanta. Outgoing President Ford W. Bell (lower left) bids us all a fond farewell as he steps down at the end of the month.

 

It’s not uncommon to get bussed from the hotel to the convention center and back to the hotel, barely seeing the light of day when you attend conferences. But the AAM Conference plans events to make sure that their attendees get out and see the host city’s museums and institutions. We got to check out the brand new College Football Hall of Fame and the incredible Georgia Aquarium, among other places.

New Project and a Whale Shark at Georgia Aquarium during the AAM Conference

Here’s Pat with a whale shark and few thousand other sea creatures at the Georgia Aquarium

 

New Project at Georgia Aquarium during the AAM Conference

Dennis and Patrick taking in the magic at the Georgia Aquarium

 

It’s wonderful to walk around the Museum Expo to witness firsthand the innovative things people are doing in the museum community, and of course the swag you come home with isn’t so bad either! First Place goes to Available Light (Booth 1031) for their Waterproof Shower Pad and Pen, no more ideas going down the drain! While we settle back in Brooklyn, we look forward to furthering the relationships we built down in Atlanta, and bid this year’s AAM conference adieu!

See you next year!

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