NAAM Annual Conference - The Next Generation - November 2021
In a recent meeting of representatives from the World Forum for Motor Museums and the National Association of Automobile Museums the decision was made to postpone the joint conference intended to be held at the Revs Institute in Naples, Florida this year until November of 2022. With this announcement the NAAM board has determined that it is imperative to hold an in-person conference for 2021. The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky has kindly offered to host this conference the week of November 15th. Due to the size of the Corvette Museum’s facilities, we feel that this will be a safe location where conference attendees can socially distance and still enjoy all the benefits our annual conference has to offer.
The theme for the 2021 conference will be 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.
In addition to the seminars, attendees can look forward to a taste of southern hospitality and cuisine, exciting (and educational) tours, and a quintessential Bluegrass State experience. 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.