NAAM Annual Conference - The Next Generation - November 2021
The theme for the 2021 conference is The Next Generation. This theme is multi-faceted, as we plan to not only discuss engaging the next generation of museum visitors through exhibits, experiences, and retail, but also the next generation of the automobile industry and how the next generation of the automobile will impact the way museums will collect and interpret the past, present, and future of transportation.
Session topics include programming ideas, building a solid foundation for student engagement, advancing learning opportunities in our museums, promoting scholarship in the auto museum industry, and a digital archives case study, among others! Full conference schedule and registration coming soon.
In addition to the seminars, attendees can look forward to a full day of educational tours in Louisville where we will visit some of Louisville’s best locations. 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.
For those museums unable to send a representative in-person, a virtual component will be available for the sessions only. More details and information will be available in the coming months.
2021 HOST HOTEL INFORMATION
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
NAAM Group Rate: $55 per night