20/20 Vision: CAM Annual Conference

20/20 Vision, the Annual CAM Conference, is in Los Angeles, CA from March 4-6, 2020.


Conference Program

Click here to view the conference program and begin planning your time in Los Angeles!

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird Deadline: January 10, 2020
Pre-Registration Deadline:
February 14, 2020

Please register early. On-site registration is not guaranteed!

Registration Pricing

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Registration Tutorial

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Questions
Please review our Conference Registration FAQ to get answers to your questions, including refund policies, on-site check-in, and more. If you have questions that are not answered on the FAQ document, please contact Lacey Lieberthal, CAM's Administrative Coordinator, at admin@calmuseums.org.

When
3/4/2020 8:30 AM - 3/6/2020 5:30 PM
Where
Omni Los Angeles Hotel 251 South Olive Street LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
Sign in or create an account to register Registration ends 2/15/2020 2:59 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

Program - 20/20 Vision

   

Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Description
Donate to the carbon fund to reduce your footprint. You may make your donation in $5 increments by changing the quantity of this item (1 = $5).
Category
Carbon Offset
Description TBA
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Educational programs at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes aim to provide an accessible and safe space for diverse audiences to embrace their ancestral, community, and family history. Explore examples of these programs: observe culturally relevant teaching methods, how to adapt to multiple learning styles, and participate in five interdisciplinary, standards-based activities that interweave literacy, art, history, science, urban gardening, culinary arts, and nutrition.
Category
Pre-Conference Workshop
Track
Public Programs
Time
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Spots available
38
8:30 AM
Begin with a behind-the-scenes visit to the Getty’s Paintings Conservation Studio to learn about an infamous work by abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning that is currently in the studio. Afterwards, explore an exhibition of rare drawings by Michelangelo from a single collection in the Netherlands with the Getty’s Senior Curator of Drawings.
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Spots available
25
9:30 AM
The Performing Arts Program at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County would like to invite you to roar in our T.rex! See the workings of our life-sized (albeit juvenile) T.rex and Triceratops puppets, discover the science behind their design, and learn how we use a variety of puppets and art programs to inspire our community.
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Spots available
29
10:00 AM
Sneak Peek! Come tour the Renzo Piano-designed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures before its 2020 public opening.
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Spots available
100
10:00 AM
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Tolerance’s "Anne" exhibit, an extraordinary new immersive exhibit on the life of Anne Frank. Anne’s story, told in her own words, comes to life through rare artifacts, documents, and photographs. Learn little known facts about her time in hiding. Also, hear from Holocaust Survivor Betty Cohen who was hidden in Holland.
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
25
10:00 AM
Museum Educators of Southern California (MESC) invites museum professionals across California for an excursion throughout downtown Los Angeles, as we ride the LA Metro to 3 different mystery sites. Experience Los Angeles, connect to one another, and explore new ways to interpret and collaborate through this curated experience.
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Spots available
15
10:00 AM
Show the fun side of your institution while driving traffic to your website. Learn tricks that any size staff can use to create Instagram Stories that are interesting, visually compelling, and purpose-driven. Topics to be covered include storyboarding, animated gifs, and storytelling in just a sentence or two.
Category
Pre-Conference Workshop
Track
External Affairs
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
45
10:00 AM
Museums are ideal spaces to slow down, reflect, and connect to others and ourselves. This participatory workshop, led by museum educators, including a certified meditation instructor, will include mindfulness exercises designed to foster connectedness and empathy, hands-on brainstorming with peers, and practical tips. Whether it is simply adding mindfulness into your day or launching a new program, participants will leave with a plan.
Category
Pre-Conference Workshop
Track
Public Programs
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
44
10:00 AM
As we care for our history and our future, becoming more aware of being green on a small budget is key. In this workshop we display different boxes for short- and long-term storage, construct two boxes using new materials and scrap that can be found in your facility, and discuss rehousing techniques for various objects.
Category
Pre-Conference Workshop
Track
Collections
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Spots available
59
10:00 AM
Peek behind the scenes of the living collections at the California Science Center. See what it takes to provide top-notch environments and care for our more than 200 species of animals and introduce yourself to a few of our scaled, feathered and furry friends!
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Spots available
19
11:00 AM
Description TBA
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
11:00 AM
Tour the Autry’s new collections-care, research, and education center, opening in 2021. Autry staff will share considerations for the stewardship of its Native collections and welcoming audiences, including Native community members, students, and scholars—all to transform the 21st-century function of museum facilities and programming.
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Time
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Spots available
23
11:00 AM
Explore the history of Little Tokyo through the collection of the Japanese American National Museum (JANM). We’ll start off with an architectural tour of the museum’s historic building, formerly the Los Angeles Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, followed by a behind-the-scenes look at artifacts that showcase the rich history of the neighborhood.
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Spots available
9
11:00 AM
Description TBA
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM
Tour CAAM's exhibitions about African American art, history and culture in the west, including the acclaimed "Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century," the first exhibition to examine how this groundbreaking brand has permeated popular culture and how fashion can be used to tell history anew.
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Spots available
99
1:00 PM
The La Brea Tar Pits invites you to explore the science of paleontology through a behind-the-scenes tour of the Excavation Site, Fossil Lab, Collections, and how we engage our guests at this unique site.
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Spots available
17
1:00 PM
Gain a new perspective on the work of legendary Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy in the first comprehensive survey in the United States of his drawings and works on paper at the Hammer Museum at UCLA.
Category
Pre-Conference Tour
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Spots available
20
1:00 PM
You got the museum job! But what’s next? Join a panel of mid-career leaders to hear their stories of growth from emerging professional to management. Panelists will share strategies, what they wish they knew earlier, and guide attendees through outlining your own plan for taking your next career steps.
Category
Pre-Conference Workshop
Track
Museum Operations
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Spots available
28
1:00 PM
Kick off your conference with three museum experiences with distinct "visions." Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) has transformed to become a hotbed of art, museums, and culture while retaining a rich history. Begin an amazing evening by rolling back to the days of horse drawn stagecoaches at The Wells Fargo Museum. Next, stroll through the only artist-founded museum in Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, which has a diverse history of ground-breaking, historically-significant exhibitions. The final stop is The Broad, one of Los Angeles's newer museums and home to one of the world’s leading collections of postwar and contemporary art.
Category
Evening Event
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM

Thursday, 05 March 2020

Description
Delve into the historic cultural fabric of Los Angeles as you explore two lively LA neighborhoods using the hop-on-and-off CAM shuttle. Customize your evening by taking advantage of the great culinary options while exploring the museums that call these communities home. Anchoring the evening are historic Little Tokyo and romantic Olvera Street. Allow your senses to go back in time to the historic and romantic birthplace of Los Angeles at Olvera Street. Home to several museums, including LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, you’ll hear the untold stories, values and traditions of Mexicans, Mexican-Americans and all Latinos in the founding and continuing evolution of Southern California. At the next stop, explore the lively Little Tokyo district where you'll be greeted by the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Japanese ancestry, beginning with immigration, through the World War II incarceration, and the post-war resettlement period as you consider what relevance this history holds today.
Category
Evening Event
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM
Located behind the iconic Urban Light installation on the LACMA campus, Ray’s and Stark Bar will be the perfect setting for the CAM 2020 Directors’ Dinner and CAMMY Award presentation. The backdrop of artist Renzo Piano’s design and architecture perfectly seals the experience as you network with colleagues and enjoy California fresh cuisine. The evening will also include a private, red-carpet-worthy sneak peek of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (located next door), which will open in 2020 to convey the emotional and imaginative power of film. The Directors’ Dinner is underwritten in part by MATT Construction. Registration is open to senior level staff and directors only.
Category
Evening Event
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

Friday, 06 March 2020

Description
What burning questions do you have for other collections professionals? What issues do you have at your museum that you could use colleagues’ assistance to solve? How can you offer your assistance to other registrars in the field? Come to this Dialogue Lunch and meet with other collections and registration staff to talk through all your collections conundrums.
Category
Dialogue Lunch
Track
Collections
Time
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Spots available
8
11:45 AM
Do you need to build digital competencies in your organization quickly? Do you feel like you need to learn constantly to keep up with technology? Don’t have dedicated staff to help train your colleagues? Join this Dialogue Lunch on building learning activities for digital skills. You will leave the discussion with ideas for how to build grassroots learning activities.
Category
Dialogue Lunch
Track
Museum Operations
Time
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Spots available
10
11:45 AM
Our federal administration has put many policies in place that have impacted government funding as well as individual and foundation giving to museums. Does this moment in time present an opportunity for museums to better connect with corporate partners? This Dialogue Lunch will include a lively discussion around whether the current societal climate and/or internal and external corporate reputations have impacted the frequency and nature of museum-corporate partnerships.
Category
Dialogue Lunch
Track
External Affairs
Time
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Spots available
9
11:45 AM
Small museums can feel like islands apart from the museum community. This Dialogue Lunch offers the chance to meet and network with your small museum cohort. Join a group of small museum colleagues as we work through your big challenges unique to small museums.
Category
Dialogue Lunch
Track
Multidisciplinary
Time
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Spots available
9
11:45 AM
In order to survive and thrive in times of change, museums need to be adaptable, creative, and confident. Join in this Dialogue Lunch as we explore how museums can prepare for the future. Dive into topics such as: How will the public expectations of museums change? How will technology change the museum experience? What skills will future museum workers need?
Category
Dialogue Lunch
Track
Multidisciplinary
Time
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Spots available
8
11:45 AM
Why didn’t NASA send a woman into space until 1983? Why did the U.S. employ a Nazi rocket scientist? How do our personal biases change the programming of a robot? In this Dialogue Lunch, discuss how to include cultural perspectives in science education and collections, and why it’s important.
Category
Dialogue Lunch
Track
Multidisciplinary
Time
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Spots available
7
11:45 AM

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