The 2022 CWAM Annual Conference is over. Thank you for joining in Colorado Springs, CO!

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CWAM is so excited to welcome you to an in-person conference for the first time since 2019! We want this to be a fun and safe reunion with our Colorado-Wyoming Museums community. As such, we are closely monitoring current conditions of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Masks will be required at all times during the conference, except while eating or drinking during meals/events. As we approach the conference date, we will monitor local conditions in order to evaluate whether additional protocols are needed.

Conference Info:

As CWAM enters its 50th year of bringing together museum professionals from Wyoming and Colorado, it’s easy to continue charging forward, especially after the challenges of 2020-2021. At this Annual Meeting, we want to encourage everyone to pause, take a breath, and reflect. Many of us were not in our current positions, our current museums, or even born 50 years ago, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t learn from what our museums have done over the past half-century.

Museums 50 years ago were inspiring, exciting, and, in some cases, infuriating. Our predecessors have provided us with building blocks, but also cause for reinvention. At this conference, we invite you to share with your colleagues the many ways your museum has continued to do what works, or how it is unrecognizable from how it was was decades ago. We look forward to paying homage to our museum ancestors while, at the same time, celebrating museum revolutionaries!

About Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is located at the foot of Pikes Peak, 70 miles south of Denver. With a land area of 194.85 square miles and an estimated population of 444,744. Colorado Springs is the State’s largest city in terms of area and second only to Denver in population. Colorado Springs is OLYMPIC CITY USA, where a timeless culture of achievement, national pride and dedication sits comfortably alongside awe-inspiring beauty and unparalleled natural training grounds.

We are home to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Headquarters, 20+ National Olympic Governing Bodies, more than 50 National Sport Organizations, the Colorado Springs Olympic and Paralympic Training Center and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum.

There is no shortage of adventure in Colorado Springs. With over 55 area attractions, incredible scenery for endless outdoor adventures and a vibrant culture filled with arts, entertainment and rich history, there’s something for every explorer. When the time is right to lace up the hiking boots, climb aboard a raft or soar across a zip line, Colorado Springs is here, waiting for your next adventure.

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CWAM’s Annual Meeting Team would like to hear from you! Where would you like to attend annual meetings in future years? If your museum and community would like to host an annual meeting, please contact us.