2022 Affiliations Virtual Conference

2022 Conference Recap

Theme: Disruption & Transformation 
October 25-27, 2022

This year, our conference theme, Disruption and Transformation, focused on thinking beyond pandemic pivoting, to having conversations about how we are not only being responsive to the moment we are in, but how we are continuing to innovate and continuing to develop and sustain new ways of working.

Thank you to the more than 500 Smithsonian and Affiliate colleagues who joined us this year!

Registered attendees can access session recordings and resources until December 31, 2022 through the Virtual Attendee Hub.

Curious about the program? Download the 2022 Conference Agenda for a look at all sessions and workshops.

Questions? Comments? Need more information about the 2022 Virtual Conference? Email Elizabeth Bugbee, BugbeeE@si.edu.

Many places in the Americas have been home to different Native Nations over time, and many Indigenous people no longer live on lands to which they have ancestral ties. We recognize this is a complex subject and together we acknowledge the Native Peoples on whose ancestral homelands we all gather, as well as the diverse and vibrant Native communities who make their home here today. Our hope is that together we can take steps towards not only acknowledging the past, but towards understanding and healing actions in the future.

–Smithsonian Affiliations Land Acknowledgement