Collaborate, learn, and network with your colleagues both in person and online. Attend our annual meeting, the largest conference in North America for conservation professionals.

Current Meeting

Annual Meeting 2020

Reactive and Proactive

Beginning May 21, 2020

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hosting the 2020 Annual Meeting online in lieu of an in-person event.

  • Explore our Complete Program by date and topic. We are still entering abstracts.
  • All presentations will be recorded and available for viewing until the end of 2020.
  • Members should RSVP now for the Member Business Meeting on Friday, May 22, at 1pm ET.


Speakers planning to present in the virtual meeting should still register. 


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Meeting Theme

“Conservation: Reactive and Proactive”

We work in a rapidly changing world. Globally, the economy is volatile, the marketplace demanding, and the negative impact of climate change looms large in conservation. Many collecting institutions have shifted their priorities to preventive conservation for collections and interactive learning in exhibitions, which can decrease emphasis on traditional conservation treatment and the supremacy of original display materials. Conservation professionals are drawing from a wide skill set to respond to these challenges in creative and productive ways. From offering conservation services that go beyond treatment, to focusing on sustainability, to utilizing materials science and technical art history in public education, our field is adapting and evolving. In 2020, we’ll explore ways we can anticipate and embrace change. How are you meeting your biggest challenges? Please join us to share your triumphs and reflect on areas for growth.