CAM 2024: Launch Point

2024 Annual CAM Conference is in Long Beach, CA from March 10-13.

Launch Point
CAM's 2024 Annual Conference will take place in Long Beach, California from March 10–13, 2024. CAM last convened an annual conference in Long Beach in 2007, and 2024 marks our return to the beautiful Southern California locale. With a community rich in heritage, history, and iconic landmarks, Long Beach offers museum workers a point of gathering from which we'll launch into new ways of working and making change within the field.

Online Early Bird Registration is open from October 25 to January 3. Online Regular Rate pricing will be open from  January 4 to February 25. All registration will close from February 25 until March 10. Onsite registration may be available but is not guaranteed.

View the 2024 Conference Pricing Sheet.

The Preliminary Conference Program Preview is available. The program is subject to change over the coming weeks.

Safe Programming
The California Association of Museums is excited to offer in-person programming on this scale, 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. Capacity and spaces have been thoughtfully considered in the planning of this event, and we encourage you to explore the outdoor areas, seaside breezes, and views for your lunches and breaks when possible.

Questions
If you have questions about registration or your membership, please contact CAM's Administrative Manager Michelle Rader at [email protected].

When
3/10/2024 - 3/13/2024
Where
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel 111 E Ocean Blvd Long Beach, CA 90802
Sign in or create an account to register Registration ends 2/26/2024 12:00 AM
Pacific Standard Time

Event

Description
An evening event for museum directors and senior level managers. Join your colleagues for a great networking opportunity and a special program during the Director's Dinner. Program to be announced.
Category
Event
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
3/11/2024 6:30 PM
Sample a swath of Long Beach museums and institutions all in one evening! Museum hop and see the sights (and plenty of new exhibits) with your museum colleagues. Sites include: Museum of Latin American Art, Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, and Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden.
Category
Event
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3/12/2024 6:00 PM

Tour

Description
Explore the history of Rancho Los Cerritos, a 180-year-old adobe home that is the birthplace of Long Beach! Visit Rancho Los Cerritos for an exclusive three-part tour, concluding with a garden social with snack boxes and beverages. Rancho staff and volunteers will lead guests on a house tour, garden tour, and a behind-the-scenes presentation highlighting past, present, and future curatorial and facilities projects. There will be a 10% discount offered in the museum shop.
Category
Tour
Time
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3/10/2024 9:30 AM
Join us for a progressive museum day in the wonderful coastal town of San Pedro! Just a quick trip over the bridges from Long Beach, this port town has a diverse culture and history that is highlighted in its many local attractions. Spend the day interacting with local marine life at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, eat lunch and explore the rich history of the Port of LA at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and get inspired by the contemporary art exhibits at the Angels Gate Cultural Center. This multidisciplinary excursion has much to offer any museum professional, while offering opportunities to apply what you learn at your own institution. (Note: tours for these individual sites are also listed for anyone who cannot attend this full opportunity, though bus transportation will only be available to those who register for the full Progressive tour).
Category
Tour
Track
Multidisciplinary
Time
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
3/10/2024 9:30 AM
Explore interpretative and live exhibits to learn about the many animals and plants that call Southern California home. Get your hands wet at our Tidepool Habitat touch tanks, explore behind the scenes and conclude with a mini Coastal Park walk. From the sandy beach to the open ocean and the many habitats in between, this tour will introduce you to the wonders of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the surrounding environment.
Category
Tour
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
3/10/2024 10:00 AM
The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is a carefully created living museum on the campus of Cal State Long Beach. Join us for a garden tour to experience the beauty and wabi sabi of our Garden and Japanese Culture.
Category
Tour
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
3/10/2024 11:00 AM
Discover the history of the Port of Los Angeles! The Los Angeles Maritime Museum will be open only to CAM attendees during this event. All exhibits areas will be open, the research library will be accessible by request, and our ham radio station will be operational. The director, archivist, and curator will be onsite and mingling! A boxed lunch and beverage will be provided. There will be a 10% discount in the gift shop.
Category
Tour
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
3/10/2024 12:00 PM
Come experience art in a serene historic context at Angels Gate Cultural Center. Explore links with our Indigenous community while overlooking the ocean. Browse two exhibitions in the galleries and say "hello" to one of our 50 resident artists!
Category
Tour
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3/10/2024 2:00 PM

Workshop

Description
Enjoy an introduction to the Reflecting on Practice (ROP) professional learning program for informal science educators teaching in museums, science centers, and similar free-choice learning environments. ROP provides museum educators with core content, shared language, and professional learning community. Rooted in what we know about how people think and learn, ROP includes hands-on demonstrations, research discussions, and reflective practice. In this limited introduction, we will explore five foundational ideas on learning and learning conversations.
Category
Workshop
Track
Public Programs
Time
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3/11/2024 8:00 AM
Take a half day progressive Workshop on Wheels (WOW) to see and hear about key municipal art and culture projects — and meet the people behind them — that is taking Long Beach by storm. Learn steps that you and your organization can take to build communities, showcase cultural destinations and boost your economy through arts and culture initiatives. Highlighted sites include: Studio 111/Lord Cultural Resources, Expo Arts Center, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Billie Jean King Main Library, Aquarium of the Pacific.
Category
Workshop
Track
Multidisciplinary
Time
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3/11/2024 8:00 AM
Didn't learn Native California history in college? It's okay, take the abridged class at CAM! Learn the untaught/untold history from the "view from the shore" rather than the "view from the ship." Come learn, judgment-free. Create a timeline of notable events and piece together a fuller understanding of what happened on this land we all call home. Gain empathy and encouragement to research your local Native history and give voice to it in your museum.
Category
Workshop
Track
Multidisciplinary
Time
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3/11/2024 8:30 AM
This workshop will cover basic information and skills needed to care for paintings, with both lecture and hands-on components. Topics will include structure and materials of paintings, condition issues and how to examine a painting, how to handle a painting, proper framing techniques, environmental parameters and monitoring, storage and housekeeping, special care of modern and contemporary materials, and when to call a conservator. Time will be allocated for questions and open dialogue.
Category
Workshop
Track
Collections
Time
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
3/11/2024 8:30 AM
 

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