AAAM2021 Conference


Dear XX,

I am writing to request permission to attend the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) 43rd Annual Conference, a multi-day virtual conference taking place August 4-6, 2021. This conference offers professional development designed for museum professionals, to enhance their current knowledge base, share and exchange ideas that are trending in today’s museum world. After attending this virtual conference, I will return armed with actionable skills to implement within our organization. The information and resources I gain during this conference will motivate, inspire, and bring about positive results for my work.  Upon your consent, I would also like to request that the __<<insert your organization’s name here>>______ underwrite my attendance to the AAAM 43rd Annual Conference.

AAAM has assembled an all-star lineup of museum leaders, influencers, and fundraisers to share their expertise through workshops, panels, and keynote presentations. The keynote speaker for the conference is Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners.  The event will also have daily sessions focused on the latest trends in museums, innovation in museum operations, leadership, and more! I plan on attending sessions including the networking session that will give participants an opportunity to speak one-on-one with museum leaders that have several decades of experience.

The registration price is $125 for members and $185 for non-members. The price includes Pre-Conference convening, opening, and closing receptions, luncheon keynote, closing plenary.  All sessions including post-conference, and exhibit hall. Registration closes July 25.  We will be able to register for my attendance here:

This investment will give me the opportunity to gain new skills, a larger network of museum professionals and more groundbreaking ideas. Furthermore, I can provide a written report of my key lessons learned and recommended actions for my work to ensure we get the full value of this conference. Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to your response.


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