2023 Conference

2023 NYCMER Annual Conference

Monday May 15, 2023

Speak Up: Change in Museums


This year’s theme is Speak Up: Change in Museums. Enjoy discussions with fellow educators on how change has come or what change is needed to your community, practice, or museum.

Change can come in many areas of your work: in access and equity, in pedagogy and mode of delivery, in community involvement and engagement. Change can also be on different levels: individual, institutional, community, and the larger museum field.

Our 2023 featured keynote speaker will be Adam Rizzo, the Coordinator of College and Pre-Professional Programs and Museum Educator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As a member of the School & Teacher team at the PMA for the past 8 years, he teaches K-12 students in the galleries, facilitates professional development for classroom teachers, and develops classroom resources. He also coordinates and facilitates the museum’s medical humanities programs at UPenn’s Perelman School of Medicine. Adam is currently serving his second term as President of AFSCME Local 397, which represents cultural workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Penn Museum, and the Please Touch Museum.

The 2023 NYCMER Conference will be held Teachers College, Columbia University. Check out the Conference Schedule here.


Ticket Pricing

  • $100 General public “Not-Yet-Members” tickets available here.
  • $90 Members tickets available by logging in using the Member Portal above and clicking the "2023 Conference" tab for the member discount code.
  • $25 Student tickets are available. Email VicePresident@nycmer.org from your student email address with a brief explanation of what you’re studying. Membership is not required.


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Conference Swag! Want to support NYCMER and look amazing doing it? Stay tuned for your opportunity to snag NYCMER swag. 



The 2023 NYCMER Annual Conference is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts

with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.