Full Schedule

Please note this itinerary is tentative and activities are subject to change slightly. Download a pdf of the schedule here.

Monday, June 20, 2016  
3:00 PMAMDA Check in opensWilshire Ballroom
4:00 PM-5:30 PMOpening Session: Philanthropy Update and Trends for 2016+Wilshire Ballroom
Led by Lynne Heinrich of Marts & Lundy and Laura MacDonald of Benefactor Group, this session will commence our conference with an overview of Giving Outlook and Giving USA
5:45 PMGather and board buses for the HammerHotel lobby
6:00PMDepart for the HammerHotel lobby
6:30 PM-9:00 PMCasual dinner & viewing of Hammer BiennialHammer Museum
8:00PM/9:00 PMBoard buses and leave for hotel
(An early bus to depart at 8PM)
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
8:00 AM-9:00 AMPast Presidents BreakfastCirca 55 by Pool
8:00 AM-9:00 AMBreakfastStardust Penthouse
9:00 AMSession 2: Data MiningWilshire Ballroom
Led by Suzanne Hilser-Wiles and Kat Banakis, of Grenzebach Glier & Associates and Jonathan Peterson, Director of Development at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
10:00AMSession 3: Major Gift FundraisingWilshire Ballroom
Led by Colleen Russell Criste, Chief Development Officer at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Diana Duke Duncan, President of Diana Duke Duncan, LLC, and Maria Watson, Associate Vice President for Development at the University of Southern California (USC)
11:00AMSession 4: Building the Dream Board Wilshire Ballroom
Led by Virginia Clark, Assistant Secretary for Advancement, at the Smithsonian Institution; Katharine De Shaw, President of Philanthropology; and Nina Diefenbach, Deputy Director for Advancement at the Barnes Foundation.
12:00 PM-1:00 PMLunchStardust Penthouse
1:00 PM-2:00 PMBreak
2:00 PMGather and board bus for the Skirball CenterHotel lobby
Please be prepared to be away from the hotel through the remainder of the day/evening
2:15 PMDepart for the Skirball CenterBus ride
3:00 PM-4:00 PMTour of the Skirball Centerthe Skirball Center
4:00 PM-5:15 PMSession 5: Taking a Museum from Local to National to International: The Experience for the National Museum of Women in the Artsthe Skirball Center
Led by Ilene S. Gutman, Deputy Director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
5:15 PM- 6:00 PMCocktails at the Skirball Centerthe Skirball Center
0.75Gather and board buses for the Getty Center the Skirball Center
6:15 PMDepart for the Getty Center
6:45 PM-9 PMDinner and Exhibition viewing the Getty Center
8:00/9:00 PMBoard buses and depart for hotel
(An early bus to depart at 8PM)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
8:00 AM-9:00 AMBreakfastStardust Penthouse
9:00 AMSession 6: Developing and Retaining StaffWilshire Ballroom
Led by Carl Hamm, Deputy Director for Development & External Affairs at the Saint Louis Art Museum, and Colleen Kelly, Chief Development Officer at the McNay Art Museum.
10:00AMSession 7: Museum Directors PanelWilshire Ballroom
Panel to include Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Kevin Salatino, the Hannah and Russel Kully Director of Art Collections at The Huntington. Moderated by Melissa Bomes, Senior Vice President of Development and Audience Strategy at LACMA.
11:00AMSession 8: Case Study: Opening the WhitneyWilshire Ballroom
Led by Alexandra Wheeler, Deputy Director for Advancement at the Whitney.
12:00 PM-1:00 PMLunchStardust Penthouse
2:00 PM Gather and board buses for collection visitsHotel lobby
2:15PMDepart for collection visits
2:30-4:00 PMPrivate collection visitsVarious
4:00 PM Board buses and return to hotel
4:30 PM – 5:45 PMBreakBeverly Hilton Hotel
5:45 PMGather and board buses for LACMABeverly Hilton Hotel
6:00PMDepart for LACMA
6:30 PMCocktails & viewing of exhibitionsLACMA
7:30 PM-9:00 PMDinnerLACMA: BCAM
8:30/9:00 PMBoard buses and depart for hotel
(An early bus to depart at 8:30PM)
Thursday, June 23, 2016
7:30 PMBreakfast opens Wilshire Ballroom
Please note we will return to the hotel after the 12pm noon check out time. Please check out before the morning session and store your bags with the hotel
8:00 AM-9:00 AMBreakfast with Breakout SessionsWilshire Ballroom
Small annual operating budgets (under $10M) led by Jill Barry, Deputy Director for Development at the Montgomery Museum of Art.
Medium annual operating budgets ($10M-30M) led by Colleen Kelly, Chief Development Officer at the McNay Art Museum.
Large annual operating budgets ($30M+) led by Amy Purvis, Chief Development Officer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
College museums led by Beth Miller, Associate Director for Advancement and External Affairs at the Yale Center for British Art.
Contemporary museums led by Lisa Key, Chief Development Officer at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Christopher Stevens, Chief of Advancement at the Walker Art Center.
9:00 AMGather and depart for MOCA
9:15 AMDepart for MOCAHotel lobby
10:00 AM-10:45 AMViewing of MOCA MOCA
11:00 AM-12:00 PMThe Broad Museum VisitThe Broad
12:00PMGather and board bus for Fritzi
12:15PMBus departs for Fritzi
12:30 PMLunch at Fritzi in Arts District Fritzi Downtown
1:30 PM/2:00PMBoard buses and return to hotel; Conference ends
Later bus to depart DTLA at 2:00PM
Guests can also explore the Downtown Arts District at their own leisure. Those who do so will need to arrange their own transportation back.