Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference

The Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference is tailored exclusively for current Smithsonian Affiliates. Each year, Smithsonian Affiliations welcomes staff members from all career levels and all career types to Washington, D.C., for three days of workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, sessions, evening events and networking opportunities. The Conference provides unique access to Smithsonian experts, program and exhibition opportunities, and collaborative brainstorming with fellow colleagues in the Smithsonian Affiliate network.

If you would like to suggest a session topic or lead a session, please contact Elizabeth Bugbee,, (202) 633-5304.

If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibitor information, please email

2016 Conference Attendees

Affiliate attendees at the 2016 National Conference.