Collaborate, learn, and network with your colleagues both in person and online. Attend our annual meeting, the largest conference in North America for conservation professionals.

Current Meeting

AIC's Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City

May 19-23, 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah


Reactive and Proactive


Tues 5/19 Wed 5/20 Thurs 5/21
Tours, workshops,
Tours, workshops,
Opening general &
specialty sessions

Fri 5/22 Sat 5/23 Sun 5/24+
Specialty & concurrent
general sessions
Specialty sessions Tours



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Meeting Theme

“Conservation: Reactive and Proactive”

We work in a rapidly changing world. Globally, the economy is volatile, the marketplace demanding, and the negative impact of climate change looms large in conservation. Many collecting institutions have shifted their priorities to preventive conservation for collections and interactive learning in exhibitions, which can decrease emphasis on traditional conservation treatment and the supremacy of original display materials. Conservation professionals are drawing from a wide skill set to respond to these challenges in creative and productive ways. From offering conservation services that go beyond treatment, to focusing on sustainability, to utilizing materials science and technical art history in public education, our field is adapting and evolving. In 2020, we’ll explore ways we can anticipate and embrace change. How are you meeting your biggest challenges? Please join us to share your triumphs and reflect on areas for growth.