Monday, May 18, 2020

General Session9:45 AM CT - 11:00 AM CT

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Kick off the first-ever AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo with our general session featuring Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole and Anthony Salcito.

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Agenda and Speakers

Welcome: Laura Lott, AAM
Thought Leader Spotlight: Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, National Council of Negro Women, Inc. and Baltimore Museum of Art
Keynote Introduction: Catherine Devine, Microsoft

Keynote: Anthony Salcito, Microsoft

MuseumExpo - Giveaways, Show Specials 11:00 AM CT - 12:00 PM CT

Overview

Explore the virtual MuseumExpo and connect with dozens on exhibitors in the field!

Trendswatch: A Glimpse of the (Post-pandemic) Future 12:00 PM CT - 1:00 PM CT

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How will COVID-19 reshape the museum sector? Will museums of 2029 be significantly different than their pre-coronavirus kin? Join CFM director Elizabeth Merritt for a tour of potential post-pandemic futures, using this year’s forecasting report (TrendsWatch: The Future of Financial Sustainability) as a jumping off point. As museums recover and rebuild, the ways they find to fund their operations will have a profound effect on their behavior. Now is a perfect time to stop and consider who values museums, and why, and how that funding aligns with the change museums want to make in the world.
Speakers

Elizabeth Merritt, Center for the Future of Museums, AAM

Moderated Open Chat 1:00 PM CT - 1:15 PM CT

Complex Challenges, Unconventional Solutions: Finding the Opportunity in this Pandemic 1:15 PM CT - 2:15 PM CT

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In her recent article, "The Pandemic is a Portal," Arundhati Roy writes, "Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to 'normality', trying to stitch our future to our past and refusing to acknowledge the rupture. But the rupture exists. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves. Nothing could be worse than a return to normality. Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data bank and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it." Join us as four experienced museum leaders, share how they are in the process imagining another world, both for their own institutions and for the field, and how they are fighting for it. Taken together, their stories will shine a light on how - within the midst of all this pain and suffering - we find ourselves at a critically important crossroads in the museum field, and a collective opportunity to emerge as a better version of ourselves. 
Speakers

Micah Parzen, San Diego Museum of Man
Norman Burns, Conner Prairie
Christy Coleman, Jamestown-York Foundation
Sarah Pharaon, Dialogic Consulting

MuseumExpo - Giveaways, Show Specials 2:15 PM CT - 2:30 PM CT

Overview

Explore the virtual MuseumExpo and connect with dozens on exhibitors in the field!

COVID-19 and Museums: A Briefing with Johns Hopkins Experts 2:30 PM CT - 3:30 PM CT

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Experts from Johns Hopkins University & Medicine who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 outbreak will shed light on the current state of the virus, its progression, and the public health considerations and challenges facing museums upon reopening and in a post COVID-19 world.
Speakers

Josh Sharfstein, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Crystal Watson, DrPH, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health<

MuseumExpo - Giveaways, Show Specials 3:30 PM CT - 4:30 PM CT

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Explore the virtual MuseumExpo and connect with dozens on exhibitors in the field!

Moderated Wrap-Up and Virtual Happy Hour4:30 PM CT - 5:00 PM CT

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