AMDA 2018 Registration is Now Open

Dear AMDA Members,

Hello from sunny Denver! We are very excited to let you know that registration for 2018 Membership and Conference is now open. Please visit this website to enroll or renew your membership and to reserve your space at the conference.

We have are planning an exciting  conference for you with robust conversations, essential museum tours, and gracious collection and home visits. Check in will begin on Monday, May 14th at 2pm. Please plan to join us by 4pm on the 14th and depart after 4pm on Thursday, May 17th when the conference wraps up. Here is a brief overview of events to look forward to:

Monday 5/14: Welcome Reception at the Born Hotel with artists from the Born art collection followed by a dinner hosted at the home of a Denver Art Museum Patron.

Tuesday 5/15: Visit of the Clyfford Still Museum and home and collection of Denver Art Museum Trustee in the Polo Grounds neighborhood.

Wednesday 5/16: Visit of the Kirkland Museum followed by a dinner at the Denver Art Museum with viewing of two exhibitions: Degas: A Passion For Perfection and Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer

Thursday 5/17: Conference ends mid-afternoon with a final MAJOR collection tour – hope you can stay for this final Colorado experience!


As in previous years, we are working to craft a program that is relevant to you and reflects upon the most important and topical issues of the moment. With appreciated input from several former AMDA Presidents and other advisors, here is a look at some of the sessions we are working on:

Museum Emerging Trends

Capital Campaign Strategies

Building and Developing Boards

Development Committee – different approaches for different organizations

Planned Giving & the Impact of Tax Law Changes

Diversifying the Board

The Profession of Development

Major Donor Panel: Individual, Corporation, Foundation, Government

The Demographics of Giving

American Philanthropy vs. Other Cultures

Navigating Cultural Changes in the USA

Data Analytics for Fundraisers

Breakout Roundtable discussion


Many of you have already reserved the hotel but rest assured, if you haven’t done so yet, there are still rooms available.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or Jeremy Haas at (720) 913-0039 or .

We are so excited to see you in Denver in May!

Warmest regards,

Arpie Chucovich
Chief Development Officer