2019 Conference

Conference registration is open! Please visit this link to register for the conference:
AMDA Conference Registration & Membership

The Intercontinental is the hotel for the conference. Click here to book your room.

AMDA Membership and annual conference participation is open to the senior-most development executive employed by an art museum.

Conference schedule:

Monday, June 3
Registration open

5 PM: Welcome cocktails at the hotel sponsored by Museum Travel Alliance.
6 PM: Dinner and exhibition viewing at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art sponsored by Christie’s.

Tuesday , June 4
Morning sessions
Afternoon collection visit
Cocktails at the de Young Museum sponsored by Grenzebach Glier & Associates.
Dinner on your own, or past president’s dinner

Wednesday, June 5
Morning sessions
Afternoon session at the Oakland Museum of California
Exhibition viewing, cocktails, and dinner at the Oakland Museum of California sponsored by Benefactor Travel.

Thursday, June 6
Morning sessions, including a Director’s Panel featuring Neal Benezra of SFMOMA, Lori Fogarty of OMCA, and Thomas Campbell of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Special visit to the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts with a tour by Nion McEvoy, collector and trustee at SFMOMA and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, followed by lunch at Magnolia Brewery (lunch to conclude at 2 PM). Visit and lunch sponsored by Creative Fundraising Advisors.

More detailed information on sessions and evening activities will be posted soon.

The conference hotel is the InterContinental San Francisco located at 888 Howard Street. The conference room rate is $299/night. Please use the link below or call 415.616.6500 and mention the AMDA rate/room block to make a reservation. If you would like to extend your stay past the conference date, please call the hotel.


The 2019 conference is generously sponsored by:

Benefactor Travel

Creative Fundraising Advisors

Grenzebach Glier & Associates

Museum Travel Alliance


Art Travel by Anne Alene

CCS Fundraising

Marts & Lundy

Royal Adventures

DRI Consulting