CAM 2023: On Common Ground – THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND CONTRIBUTED!
The last several years have brought about unprecedented change in the museum field, reflecting the shifts in society at large. From revenue streams uprooted by the pandemic and public safety measures, to a renewed focus on race, equity, and labor that have caused deep reflection and changes to entrenched practices, the recent themes of museum work have been rooted in change. In 2023, museum professionals from across California will be ready to come together and look forward to how we can embrace those changes and move forward as a field.
The 2023 CAM conference, On Common Ground, took place in Oakland, March 8–11, 2023. Museums and museum professionals have experienced extraordinary changes and opportunities in the last few years. After a virtual conference in 2021 and five mini-conferences across California in 2022, CAM is thrilled we were able to gather together once more with our colleagues on common ground again.
CAM 2024 – What's next?
CAM is planning for 2024! We are excited to share that CAM's 2024 Annual Conference will take place in Long Beach, California from March 10–14, 2024. Stay tuned for more developments in the coming months! Monitor this space for announcements about the Call for Proposals, Advertising & Sponsorship opportunities, Scholarships, Volunteering, and more.
Conference registration will be announced at a later date. CAM will have an online Early Bird pricing registration period, an online Regular Rate pricing registration period, and an onsite Regular Rate registration period.
The Preliminary Conference Program will become available later in 2023. Looking to submit your own session proposals? The Call for Proposals is open through June 9, 2023. If you have questions about the program or call for proposals process, please contact Rochelle Kuan Hoffman, Program Manager.
HOTEL & TRANSPORTATION
Lodging and transportation for the 2024 conference will be announced at a later date.
Scholarship opportunities for CAM 2024 will be announced at a later date.
ADVERTISING & SPONSORSHIP
Advertising opportunities for CAM 2024 will be announced at a later date.
The California Association of Museums is excited to continue offering in-person programming for 2024. We will not be requiring proof of COVID vaccination/s, but highly encourage vaccination and boosters. For the health and safety of our colleagues, masks are also encouraged (but not required). Capacity and spaces will be thoughtfully considered in the planning of this event, and we encourage you to explore the local Long Beach outdoor areas, harbor breezes, and nearby spaces and sights for your lunches and breaks when possible.
CODE OF CONDUCT
CAM is committed to providing a respectful conference experience that is safe, inclusive, and free of harassment. A Code of Conduct sets expectations for all CAM program participants, provides steps to report incidents, and lists possible consequences for would-be violators. CAM does not tolerate harassment or discrimination in any form.
Please refer to our FAQ page.