On Common Ground
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, will take 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 looking forward to gathering together once more with our colleagues on common ground again.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. If you are planning to register in person, please complete this Intent to Register form, and print and prepare this Onsite Registration document to present at the Registration Desk. The conference is near capacity, and onsite registration is not guaranteed.
View the 2023 Conference Pricing Sheet
The Conference Program is available. The program is subject to change.
The California Association of Museums 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 spaces have been thoughtfully considered in the planning of this event, and we encourage you to explore the outdoor areas, East Bay harbor breezes, and water views for your lunches and breaks when possible.
If you have questions about the conference, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact CAM's Administrative Manager Michelle Rader at [email protected]. The fastest way to get answers to your questions is now by visiting the Registration Desk onsite 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