2020 Virtual Conference Series Resources

Thank you for joining us for the 2020 Smithsonian Affiliations Virtual Conference Series. We hope you enjoyed the content and format. Please tell us what you thought by filling out the evaluation below. We look forward to building an even better conference experience for 2021.

Below you will find the link to our Virtual Conference Series Playlist where you can find all of the recorded sessions. Please continue to visit the exhibitors from the Virtual Resource Fair too. Our Affiliate and Smithsonian colleagues are ready to collaborate with you!

Detailed session descriptions and speaker names can be found on the Conference Program page.

If you would like to request closed caption transcripts or chat transcripts from any session, please email affiliates@si.edu with the name of the session(s) you’d like to receive.

Virtual Resource Fair Tables

Featured Session

IDEA STARTER SESSION: What is the Role of the 21st-Century Museum?

Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III offered pre-recorded remarks on the role of museums and cultural organizations today, in the age of the “dual pandemics”—COVID-19 and racial injustice. Afterwards, a moderated discussion with three conversationalists reflected on the Secretary’s remarks and explored the question, “How do we respond to the challenges of a global pandemic, racial injustice, and political divisiveness in ways that enable our visitors to take productive action?”

Eduardo Díaz, Director, Smithsonian Latino Center
Terri Freeman, Director, National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
Sarah Pharaon, Principal, Dialogic Consulting

Myriam Springuel, Director, SITES and Smithsonian Affiliations