The Association for Art Museum Interpretation (AAMI) meets annually to share best practices and experiences. Formerly known as the Interpretive Planners Group, the AAMI annual meeting includes two days of professional development, fellowship, and fun.

Our in-person convenings typically include two days of interdisciplinary panels, presentations, in-gallery exploration, and roundtable discussions addressing many of our field’s most pressing issues: establishing shared language, advocating for our work, and supporting self-care and professional development. Rapid-fire case study presentations will spark your imagination and topical roundtable conversations will provide you with new perspectives on old problems.

Read some reflections on AAMI 2019 and AAMI 2018

AAMI 2022: Denver, Colorado, July 28th & 29th

Denver Art Museum, photo by James Florio Photography


Join AAMI for an enlightening and enlivening two days of connection, conversation, and learning from peers and leaders in the field. We will convene at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) in its newly renovated Martin Building with re-envisioned and freshly installed collections. Condé Nast Traveler just named the Denver Art Museum one of the best new museums in the world to visit this year!

  • When and Where?
    • Thursday, July 28 – Friday, July 29, 2022 at the Denver Art Museum in Denver, Colorado
  • Who Should Come?
    • All interested in broadening their networks and deepening skills in museum interpretation
  • What to Expect?
    • During the convening, attendees will hear from keynote speaker Dr. Porchia Moore (see details below), as well as participate in tours, breakout sessions, and learn from each other through a series of case studies. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. The schedule each day will run from approximately 9am – 5pm MDT, plus an optional event hosted by the DAM each evening.


July 28, 2022: Convening Day 1

Doors open at 9:00 for Check-in and breakfast 

9:30 – 12:00

  • Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Keynote Speaker and Q&A with Dr. Porchia Moore, Program Head of Museum Studies, University of Florida

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00- 4:30

  • Gallery Explorations
  • Panel with Denver Art Museum Interpretive Specialists
  • Case Studies

5:30 – 8:00 DAM Summer Celebration

July 29, 2022: Convening Day 2

Doors open at 9:00 for Check-in and breakfast 

9:30 – 12:00

  • AAMI Welcome & Updates
  • Case Studies

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:50 Breakout Sessions

3:00-4:00 Closing Program 

6:00-10:00 Untitled: Creative Fusions (entire DAM open)

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Porchia Moore is the Program Head of Museum Studies at the University of Florida and an affiliate faculty in the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Porchia Moore dually earned her doctorate from the School of Library and Information Science and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Management from the McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina. The recipient of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century fellowship, she is a museum visionary and activist-scholar who employs Critical Race Theory to interrogate museums and other cultural heritage spaces. Her research examines the intersections of race, community, technology and social media, and inclusion in museums. A Regular Contributing Writer and Project Advisor for the Incluseum; her writing and research is used as training and learning materials at museums across the country. She is the co-creator of The Visitors of Color project; a national counternarrative project recognized by the American Alliance of Museums as a resource on DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access), which seeks to highlight and share the lived experiences, insights, and reflections on modern museums from marginalized citizens. She has served as advisor to numerous national museum projects including MASS (Museums as Site for Social) Action with the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Museums and Race. She served as consulting curator at the Columbia Museum of Art and curated the rotating African American art gallery, “Spoken.”

Dr. Moore has served on numerous boards such as Friends of African American Art and Culture at the Columbia Museum of Art (where she served as the first ever Inclusion Catalyst), Museum Education Roundtable, Women and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina in addition to serving on a multitude of advisory and planning committees including the South Carolina Federation of Museums, Museum Computer Network and more. Dr. Moore is a sought-after lecturer and keynote speaker and regularly presents at library and museum conferences internationally including Museums and the Web, American Alliance of Museums, Museum Computer Network, Ontario Museums Conference, Smithsonian American History Museum, Southeastern Museums Conference, and more. She has worked with museums across the nation to help shape internal and external transformation and change with the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Owens-Thomas House, Historic Columbia Foundation, The Phillips Collection, and the Orlando Science Center, and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh being a small handful of the museums that she has worked with. A prolific scholar, Dr. Moore has published in journals such as Curator and Exhibitionist and has contributed significant book chapters to important museum publications such as the newly released 2019 Museum Activism edited by Dr. Richard Sandell and Positioning Your Museum as a Critical Community Asset edited by Connolly and Bollwerk. Recognized a museum thought-leader and social media influencer; Dr. Moore was invited to participate in the Pre-Opening Media Day Preview for the Smithsonian National African American History Museum in Washington, DC. She has appeared as a featured guest on varying museum podcasts including Museum Life with Carol Bossert, The Whitest Cube, Archipelago, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @PorchiaMuseM.

Nearby Hotels

The ART, a hotel
1201 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Sonesta Denver Downtown
1450 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80202

Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Denver/Downtown
440 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Holiday Inn Express Denver Downtown
1715 Tremont Place
Denver, CO 80202

Staybridge Suites Downtown
333 West Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80204

Sheraton Denver Downtown
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202

The Brown Palace Hotel
321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown
934 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Residence Inn by Marriott
Denver City Center
1725 Champa Street Denver, CO 80202

The Curtis Hotel
1405 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202

Magnolia Hotels
818 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Restaurant Recommendations

Dinner options

Cuba Cuba Café and Bar (5 – 10pm) 1173 Delaware St 

Tochy’s Tacos (8am – 10pm) 1085 N Broadway

Leven Deli Co. (8am-7pm) 123 W 12th Ave

City O City (10am – 10pm) 206 E 13th Ave Fully vegetarian restaurant

Los Cabos Kero Peruvian Food (11:30am – 8pm) 1525 Champa St.

Jovanina’s (5 – 10pm) 865 Lincoln St.

Anise, Modern Vietnamese Eatery (4:30 – 10pm) 865 Lincoln St.

Hop Alley (5 – 10pm) 3500 Larimer St.

Lo Stella Ristorante (4 – 9pm) 1135 Bannock St.

Cap City Tavern (11am – 1am) 1247 Bannock St.

Pints Pub (11am – 11pm) 221 W 13th Ave. Kitchy and Fun! 

Pizza Republica, Downtown Denver (4 – 8pm) 890 14th St.

El Taco de Mexico (7am – 9pm) 714 Santa Fe Dr. Not fancy but authentic and delicious

ChoLon (5 – 10pm) 1555 Blake St #101.

Milk Market Food Hall (closes 12am) 1800 Wazee St #100.

Cherry Cricket – Ballpark Location (11am – 12am) 2220 Blake St.

For drinks later in the evening

Hudson Hill (closes 12am) 619 E 13th Ave.

Adrift Tiki Bar (closes 11pm on Thursday and 12am on Friday) 218 S Broadway

Dulce Vita (closes 1am) 1201 Cherokee St.

Bannock Street Garage Bar (closes 10pm on Thursday and 1am on Friday) 1015 Bannock St.

Black Sky Brewery (closes 1am) 490 Santa Fe Dr.

Baere Brewing Company (closes 10pm on Thursday and 11pm on Friday) 320 Broadway Unit E.

At Union Station: 1701 Wynkoop St

Ultreia (closes 10pm on Thursday and 11pm on Friday) 

Cooper Lounge (close 12am)

Breakfast Options

Leven Deli Co. (opens 8am) 123 W 12th Ave.

Tochy’s Tacos (opens 8am) 1085 N Broadway.

Jelly Café (opens 7am) 600 E 13th Ave.

Questions? Please email