About the Theme
People and communities use narrative–stories built around core values–to understand the world and their place in it. As narratives become more inclusive and encompass a broader range of perspectives, museums are looking for ways to deliver these new stories to provide a narrative that represents as many voices as possible. Museums are working to change the narrative around their collections in order to fulfill their responsibility to better serve the public.

2019 Final Program PDF
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2019 Final Program

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PARC 55, FOURTH FLOOR CONFERENCE MAP

Thursday, February 7, 2019

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshops 

Check out the available pre-conference workshops to find a learning opportunity that's right for you.  Pre-registration is required.  

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Pre-Conference Tours

Check out the available pre-conference tours to find a learning opportunity that's right for you.  Pre-registration is required.  

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Opening Town Hall

Native Blessing by Kanyon "Coyote Woman" Sayers-Roods.

Changing the Narrative with Tamika L. Butler

Location: Cyril Magnin Ballroom at the Parc 55

Join us as we kick off the 2019 CAM Conference with Tamika Butler, a social justice advocate fighting against inequity and inequality. Explore how using narratives can change the landscape of our field and the impact that we’re able to make as a museum community. Tamika will weave personal stories with current events, real talk, and humor.

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Welcome Reception 

Join us at the Parc 55 as we kick off the 2019 CAM Conference. Reconnect with professional friends and discuss what you hope to gain during your time at the conference. Light bites and drinks will be provided. Pre-registration encouraged, registration required.  

Cost: $15 pre-registration / $25 on-site

Sponsored By: Santa Barbara Zoo and University of San Francisco

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM Yerba Buena Progressive Evening 

San Francisco has long been held as a socially progressive city rooted in tight knit communities. Tonight, join CAM attendees in the Yerba Buena district on a progressive evening through four museums where you'll see world class art, explore social issues, and see how community makes this all possible. Begin with appetizers and end with dessert as you connect with colleagues and explore exhibits. This is an event you won't want to miss.  

  • 5:30 – 7:00 PM Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • 6:00 – 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • 6:30 – 8:00 PM Museum of the African Diaspora
  • 7:30 – 9:00 PM San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Cost: $50

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PRE-REGISTRATION FOR CAM 2019 IS NOW CLOSED. Onsite registration for the conference will not be available due to high pre-registration numbers. A limited number of tickets will be available for select pre-conference workshops, pre-conference tours, and events.

Please contact Lacey Lieberthal, Administrative Coordinator, with questions: admin@calmuseums.org / 831-471-9970 ext.101

SAN FRANCISCO AREA MAP

Museums Within Walking Distance of the Parc 55:

Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

California Historical Society (CHS), 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), 685 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), 151 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

All of these museums are generously hosting workshops, leading behind-the-scenes tours, and/or offering free or reduced admission to CAM conference-goers. Check out workshop and tour offerings on the CAM 2019 conference schedule and check out their generous admission offers here