About the Theme
Join us in Long Beach in 2024 to explore the concept of Launch Point, On Common Ground, March 10–13, 2024. 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 looking forward to gathering together once more with our colleagues on common ground again.

Conference Program
All case studies, panel sessions, roundtable discussions, and creative stations are included in conference registration. Pre-conference Workshops, Pre-conference tours, and some evening events will require additional registration and fee, with limited capacity. Any additional costs are listed in the conference program. All activities subject to change.

Code of Conduct
CAM is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning and networking experience for everyone. The Code of Conduct outlines expectations and consequences for violations.

Safe Programming
CAM is excited to offer in-person programming on this scale again for the first time since 2020, and know how eager many of you are to gather together. We will not be requiring proof of vaccination, but highly encourage vaccination and boosters. For the health and safety of our colleagues, masks are also encouraged (but not required). Capacity and event spaces have been thoughtfully considered in the planning of this event, and we encourage you to explore the outdoor areas, ocean breezes, and water views for your lunches and breaks when possible.



2023 Preliminary Program

Photo Credit: USS Hornet - Sea, Air, and Space Museum

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

There are a myriad of pre-conference activities scheduled for Wednesday. These are excellent opportunities to kick off your conference experience for an added cost (refer to costs listed for each itinerary item). You may add tickets for these events to your new or existing registration onsite, pending availability. Space is limited.

Pre-Conference Workshops 

Registration required; additional cost. Not included in regular conference registration. Transportation to off-site workshop not provided.

Review pre-conference workshop offerings.

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Host Committee Welcome Reception

Location: Waterfront Restaurant & Patio

Cost: Free (registration required)

Relax and mingle with colleagues before the conference switches into high gear on Thursday morning with panels, discussions and case studies. This reception will take place onsite at the conference hotel in a flexible indoor-outdoor space. Afterwards, depart for dinner on your own at one of Oakland’s amazing restaurants.

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On-site registration is available pending space!
View the 2023 Conference Pricing Sheet
Complete the Intent to Register Form*
Complete an Onsite Registration Form**

*Completed forms DO NOT guarantee registration. Conference is near capacity
**Present complete form to Registration Desk for expedited registration, pending capacity. Onsite registration is not guaranteed.

Please contact Rochelle Hoffman with questions: [email protected] / 831-471-9970 ext.3


Visit the Registration Desk at the Waterfront Hotel, Compass Room*:

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – 7:00AM–6:00PM
Thursday, March 9, 2023 – 7:00AM–6:00PM
Friday, March 10, 2023 – 7:00AM–12:00PM
*Subject to change

 Thank you to our CAM On Common Ground ENGAGE and LEAD sponsors!
As of 2/27/2023