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Annual Conference
VAM's 50th Anniversary logo 

Join VAM in Celebrating 50 Years

of Helping the Museum Community

of Virginia and DC Succeed!


Plan now to join your museum colleagues from across Virginia and Washington, DC for one of the largest state museum conferences in the country, and to celebrate VAM's 50th Anniversary! VAM's 2018 Annual Conference takes place in Norfolk, Virginia over March 10-13, 2018 at Downtown Norfolk's new luxury waterfront hotel Norfolk Hilton The Main.


Registration is now open!

Register by February 19, 2018 to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount of $50 off your regular registration rate!

Download the preliminary conference program


Download the registration form
*Institutions sending 3+ reps are encourage to submit a paper form












Registration Tips:

Please sign into your account in order to assure that your order is tied to your account and that you receive the correct registration rate. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it at the sign-in button. If you need assistance, please contact VAM at 804.358.3170 or email

Check with your museum/department to see if you're a member or if other staff are attending; you may qualify for the multiple registrant discount.


  • Are you interested in exhibiting or sponsoring an event? Learn more here about the opportunities available to put your business or service in front of the museum community while supporting VAM.

  • Volunteer opportunities and Scholarship applications are now open. Volunteer opportunities will be available on a first come, first served basis and reviewed before registration will be processed.

  • Undergraduate and graduate students, and emerging professionals in the field, are invited to apply now to present at VAM's Student Research Session. Scholarships for conference registration will be awarded to three lucky recipients! 




Early Bird rates require registration by February 19, 2018

  • Non-Member; $335
  • VAM Member: $270 (Individual, Museum, Museum Employee, Business) 
  • VAM Museum Member that register 3+ reps: $235
  • VAM Benefactor Member or Conference Committee Member: $235
  • VAM Student Member: $200 
  • Conference Speaker: $200
  • Conference Speaker Single Day: $150
  • Single Day: $200

Regular registration rates begin February 20, 2018

  • Non-Member: $385
  • VAM Member: $320 (Individual, Museum, Museum Employee, Business)
  • VAM Museum Member that register 3+ reps: $285
  • VAM Benefactor Member or Conference Committee Member: $285
  • VAM Student Member: $250
  • Conference Speaker: $250
  • Conference Speaker Single Day: $150
  •  Single Day: $250



Hilton Norfolk The Main

Norfolk, Virginia

Please call 1-800-Hiltons to make reservations and reference the room block: Virginia Association of Museums 2018 Annual Conference


$124, room single or double
$20, hotel self-serve parking in connected deck


The hotel does require a one night deposit when you book your room.  This is, however, completely refundable if you need to cancel, as long as you cancel at least 72 hours before arrival.




Thank You Conference 2017 Sponsors

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