The National Association of Museum Schools Annual Conference

February 16 – 18, 2023
Atlanta, GA
The Museum School of Avondale Estates

Set for February 16 – 18  in Atlanta, this three-day conference will bring together educators from across the nation to network and share innovative teaching methods and successful strategies. 

Conference participants will take away best practices presented by award-winning museum schools and museums. Breakout sessions are designed for teachers and administrators at museum and traditional schools, museum educators, and museum school supporters.  A sampling of topics includes:

  • Establishing and Sustaining Museum Partnerships
  • A Road Map to Learning Expeditions
  • Partnering with a Theatre – an Arts Integrated Approach to Teaching and Learning
  • Showcasing Student Work
  • The Transformative Power of Museum Mindset: Learnings from the Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Travel Through Student Made Journals
  • Innovations with Literature to Promote High-Impact Instruction for Diverse Students
  • Museum Schools 101
  • Time Travel from your Classroom!

In addition to breakout sessions, attendees can look forward to school tours, customized learning expeditions at local museums, and region-based networking and affinity groups.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn how educators are successfully implementing the museum model of education in schools across the nation!

Keynote Speaker

A.J. Juliani is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of Adaptable. He serves as Faculty for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PLN) and former Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District. As a Curriculum Coordinator, Tech Director, English teacher, football coach, and K-12 Instructional Coach, A.J. has worked towards innovative learning experiences for schools in various roles.

A.J. Juliani

Conference Schedule

Thursday, February 16

  • Registration and Swag Bag Pick-up
  • The Museum School of Avondale Estates School Tour
  • The Museum School: Behind the Scenes Tour
  • NAMS Network and Affinity Groups
  • Welcome Reception

Friday, February 17

  • Registration and Swag Bag Pick-up
  • Opening Sessions
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Lunch
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Closing Session

Saturday, February 18

  • Museum Partner Tours and Learning Expeditions
The National Association of Museum Schools Annual Conference

Lodging Options

Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory – $179 per night
130 Clairmont Ave Decatur, GA  30030

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Decatur/Emory – $192 – $199 per night
116 Clairemont Ave Decatur, GA
(404) 377-6360

Residence Inn Decatur Emory Area – $299 per night
2754 N Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30033

Get Involved