January 22, 2016
Dear AMDA Friends and Members,
Happy New Year! I hope you are all having a fruitful start to 2016. I am delighted to inform you that we have revamped the AMDA Conference website and Registration for 2016 is now open. Please visit: http://amdaconference.org/conference-registration/ to download and submit your form to reserve your space.
We have been deep in planning, and while we will be ready to present all AMDAactivities and sessions soon, we would like for now to make a recommendation on your flight arrangements. Please plan on joining us by 4 PM on Monday, June 20th for a welcome session and departing after 3 PM on Thursday, June 23 after a visit to Downtown LA. Here is an initial schedule of notable events for you to look forward to:
Monday: Dinner at the Hammer with a viewing of the Hammer Biennial
Tuesday: Visit to the Skirball Cultural Center followed by dinner the Getty Center
Wednesday: Private collection visits at various homes in LA followed by a dinner at LACMA
Thursday: Visits to MOCA and the Broad, the newest addition to our art scene
As for our session topics, we have taken feedback on past conferences into consideration in order to provide the most valuable and insightful program possible this year. Through multiple brainstorms with former AMDA Presidents and a committee of Los Angeles Development heads, we have selected the following session topics:
- Artist as Philanthropist Panel
- Best Practices for Board Engagement
- Breakout Sessions by Museum Category
- Building a Major Giving Team
- Case Study: Opening the Whitney Museum
- Best Practices for Data Mining
- Developing and Retaining Staff
- Directors Panel
- Giving USA Presentation: Update on the State of Philanthropy Today
We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles in June! Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michelle Mountain at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323.932.5878.
November 24, 2015
Dear AMDA Friends and Members,
I am excited to announce The Los Angeles County Museum of Art as host for the next AMDA Conference, which will take place from June 20-23, 2016. We are in the process of planning a number of dynamic panels and discussions which will center primarily on getting back to the basics of art museum development, so we look forward to welcoming you to Los Angeles. A vital part of the conference will be showcasing the incredible art available in the city, not least of which includes a welcome evening at the Hammer Museum to view the their Biennial, tours of the Getty and the Skirball, and an excursion to Downtown LA on the morning of Thursday, June 23rd to tour MOCA and the newest addition to our cultural landscape, the Broad Museum. Save the dates on your calendar and we will be sending further updates as we finalize events.
Additionally, I am thrilled to let you know that the conference will be held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Please see the web link below where you can book your room. If you would like to extend this trip into a vacation, The Beverly Hilton has offered this special rate of $269 for the 3 nights before and after the conference. You can also upgrade to a suite for $299. All rooms based on availability.
The Beverly Hilton link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/AMDA2016
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michelle Mountain at email@example.com or 323.932.5878. We look forward to welcoming you all to Los Angeles next year.