2020 Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference


The 2020 Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference will be June 28-30! 

The annual Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference will be three days of networking, learning, and exploring collaboration. Open to Smithsonian Affiliate colleagues and Smithsonian staff, the Conference is a prime opportunity to learn side-by-side, share work, and discuss new ideas. The 2020 conference will focus on reaching new audiences, shaping education, and becoming a forum for ideas.

While we continue to develop the 2020 program, scroll through the photos from 2019 or watch the 2019 Keynote Conversation with Ellen Stofan, John and Adrienne Mars Director, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and Brenda Gaines, Smithsonian National Board Member and Advisory Board Chair at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) about leadership, creating change and nurturing the next generation.

Registration and proposal information coming soon!

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 email affiliates@si.edu.

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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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Special Rate: $209 per night (Link for reservations coming soon)