2019 Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference

Registration is CLOSED for the 2019 Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference

2019 Registration will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019

Join us June 23-26, 2019, in Washington D.C.  Our theme this year is Leveraging Partnerships and Collaborating More Effectively.

Smithsonian Affiliations is changing the idea of what the National Conference can be by asking, “How can we collaborate more effectively? How do we leverage the power of our partnerships to shape a better future?” Attend the Conference and learn how partnerships, programming, digital resources, and hands-on explorations can bring our collective educational resources and tools to audiences, where they are to achieve greater reach, greater relevance, and have profound impact.

Registration Information

Affiliate Registration:

$300 – Regular Rate
$250 – Group Rate (Per person, for groups of 4 or more attending the full conference. Group discounts do not apply for single-day attendees)
$100 – One-Day-Only Rate (Sunday – Wednesday)

Smithsonian Staff Registration:

$150 – Full Conference
$125 – Group Rate (Per person, for groups of 4 or more attending the full conference. Group discounts do not apply for single-day attendees.)
$75 – One-Day-Only Rate (Sunday – Wednesday)
*Registration fees are waived for Smithsonian Interns with a valid Smithsonian ID. Interns must register online and may attend general sessions and workshops.  Evening events, tours, and sessions with additional fees are not open to interns.

Please note: In order to receive the group rate, all group attendees must register in ONE transaction. Failure to do so may result in being charged the regular registration rate per person. All discounts will be applied at checkout. All registration rates include sessions, behind-the-scenes tours, evening events, breakfasts, and workshops. A limited number of scholarships are available for Affiliate and Smithsonian attendees. Registration is not waived for conference speakers. See our Conference FAQs for more info.

The Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference is for current Smithsonian Affiliates and Smithsonian staff members only. If you are interested in learning more about a Smithsonian Affiliation, please contact us. If you are interested in sponsor opportunities during the National Conference, please email affiliates@si.edu.

Conference Quick Links

Conference Hotel

All sessions and the Smithsonian Resource Fair will be held in the conference hotel:

Hilton Washington DC National Mall
480 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC  20024

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The special rate has ended. Please contact your National Outreach Manager or Elizabeth Bugbee (BugbeeE@si.edu) for alternative options.