2021 ASMD Directors Forum in Seattle, WA
Mark your calendar now. Julie Stein (The Burke Museum), Matt Hayes (Museum of Flight), and William Daugherty (Pacific Science Center) will host us in Seattle, WA from February 8-10, 2021.
2020 ASMD Directors Reception at ASTC in Pittsburgh, PA
We plan to host our third annual ASMD Reception for Directors at the 2020 ASTC Annual meeting in Pittsburgh (October 17-20). The date and time of the evening reception are pending, but will be scheduled to not conflict with other events. It’s a great time for ASMD members and prospective members to learn more bout ASMD, network with other science museum directors, and enjoy refreshments from the cash bar.
2020 ASMD Breakfast at AAM Meeting in San Francisco, California-Canceled
Our ASMD Spring Directors Breakfast was going to be held in conjunction with the 2020 AAM Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. However, the AAM meeting was canceled because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The breakfast was scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 7:00-8:00 a.m. in the Hilton Union Square. ASMD Officers were planning to provide an overview of ASMD and recent activities, and Julie Stein was going to preview some of the plans for 2021 ASMD Directors Forum in Seattle, Washington.
2020 ASMD Directors Forum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Todd Boyette, Director of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center hosted the 2020 ASMD Directors Forum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The meeting ran from February 17 through noon on February 19, with travel days on February 16 and evening of February 19. We stayed in a block of rooms at the Carolina Inn, an iconic destination hotel in Chapel Hill located on the University of North Carolina campus within a short walking distance from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. The program committee, led by Vice Presidents Julie Stein and Joe Keiper, also included Todd Boyette, Elizabeth Pierce, Denise Young, Terri Trotter, and Bonnie Styles. They developed an invigorating program. A copy of the Final Program for the 2020 ASMD Directors Forum is attached here. Please note that registration for the 2020 Forum was limited to ASMD members and assistant directors invited by an ASMD member. If you are not a member, please consider applying for ASMD membership so you will be able to participate in a future Forum.
2019 ASMD Spring Breakfast at AAM Meeting in New Orleans
We hope you attended our ASMD Spring Directors Breakfast that was held in conjunction with the 2019 AAM Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The breakfast was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the Marriott New Orleans, Napoleon room on the 41st floor of the River Tower. ASMD President Sarah George provided an overview of ASMD and recent activities, and Vice President Julie Stein previewed some of the plans for 2020 ASMD Directors Forum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
2019 ASMD Directors Reception at ASTC in Toronto
We hosted our second annual ASMD Reception for Directors at the 2019 ASTC Annual meeting in Toronto. The reception took place in the Toronto Convention Centre, Room 501 on Saturday, September 21 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. ASMD members and prospective members enjoyed learning more about ASMD, networking with other science museum directors, and refreshment from the cash bar.
2019 ASMD Directors Forum in New York
The 2019 Directors Forum was held in Rochester and Ithaca, New York on February 4-6. The Final Program and Schedule for the 2019 Directors Forum is available here.
ASMD Reception at 2018 ASTC Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut
ASMD hosted a reception for directors who are current or prospective members of ASMD at the 2018 Association of Science-Technology Centers meeting in Hartford, Connecticut. The reception was held on Saturday, September 29 in the Marriott Hartford from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The reception included a presentation about ASMD by President Sarah George, as well as a cash bar and free hors d’oeuvres. The event was well attended and resulted in several new ASMD members.
2018 ASMD Spring Breakfast at AAM Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona
The 2018 ASMD Spring Breakfast was held on Tuesday, May 8 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the Sheraton Grand in conjunction with the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting.
2018 ASMD Directors Forum in Houston, Texas
William Harris hosted us at Space Center Houston and the Johnson Space Center from January 29-31. The link for the final program for the 2018 Directors Forum is provided here: Final program for 2018 Directors Forum in Houston, Texas