Upcoming Conferences

NAAM Annual Conference - Next Gen - November 16-19, 2021

One of the greatest challenges facing museums is growing our audiences and memberships to continue to see financial success and fulfill our missions as public trusts. For that reason, the 2021 NAAM Conference theme is Next Gen, a play on the recent reveal of the Next Generation Corvette, which was aimed to bring a new generation of owners to the Corvette brand. The conference’s goal is to provide attendees with tools to think beyond the way we currently approach our day to day and think outside the box towards what a new generation of guests and members will be looking for from our institutions. Sessions will focus on how our museums can serve new generations as educational institutions, digital opportunities for our collections, guest accessibility inside our museums, and opportunities that lead to unrelated business income. As always, our biggest conference goal is to encourage and facilitate idea and experience sharing among attendees.

In addition to the seminars, attendees can look forward to a full day of educational tours in Louisville where we will visit The American Printing House for the Blind, the Muhammad Ali Center, and Swope's Car Museum of Yesteryear . Of course, there will be plenty of networking opportunities throughout the week allowing us to all share and learn from each other.

Bowling Green, KY is centrally located in the United States, making it a drivable destination for many NAAM members. For those needing to fly, Bowling Green is approximately an hour drive from the Nashville International Airport (BNA) or an hour and a half drive from the Louisville International Airport (SDF).  November typically sees moderate weather and temperatures, neither too hot nor too cold.

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The host hotels for the conference, Mainstay Suites and Sleep Inn, are brand new adjoining facilities offering both suites and single rooms.  They are located just a stone’s throw from the National Corvette Museum (NCM).  They have extended to us an incredible nightly room rate ($55 per night) to make attending affordable. Attendees should make their room reservation by calling the hotel directly, using the number below, and asking to be in the National Association of Automobile Museums room block.  This is the only way to be included in the room block. Reservations in the block cannot be made online.

Throughout the week, NCM will be providing a shuttle service to transport attendees to and from the host hotel and NCM locations.  The shuttles will be running before the first session and after the last session.

Hosted by: National Corvette Museum

Conference Dates: November 16 – 19, 2021

Host Hotel: Mainstay Suites and Sleep Inn (Adjoining hotels)

Host Hotel Address: 554 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Host Hotel Number: (270) 904-9400, Option 3 for front desk

NAAM Group Rate: $55 per night



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