Power of Place: Celebrating our Museum Community

Kickoff event Sunday, October 1st 6 p.m., at the German American Heritage Center!  Conference October 2-3, 2023, Quad Cities, Iowa.


The deadline for registering for the conference was September 20, 2023. Registration is closed.

Full Conference (includes Sunday Kick off, Monday and Tuesday all sessions and lunch both days):  $195; Students: $100.   

One day options available (Monday or Tuesday, either includes lunch): $100; Students $50.

Sunday, October 1st

Join us on Sunday, October 1st, from 6-8 pm to kickoff the 2023 Iowa Museum Association Annual Conference at the German American Heritage Center and Museum in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Snacks, appetizers, and beverages will be provided. Optional activities include a modified version of the “Haunted Walking Tour” around an  historic neighborhood at 6:30, and a guided tour of the permanent exhibition, “The German Immigrant Experience” at 7:15.  Space is limited for both activities, you must register for the conference and add either or both to your itinerary when registering.  Enjoy friendship, mingling, and impressive views of the Mississippi River from an historic 1860s building.  German American Heritage Center,712 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA 52802.

Monday, October 2nd

We will divide our day Monday between the Figge Art Museum and the Putnam Museum.  From key speakers, to breakout sessions, to informal networking opportunities, you'll have an opportunity to enjoy both museums, learn, and mingle with colleagues.  Lunch Monday will be at the Figge Art Museum.

Monday October 2 (morning)  Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa

Monday October 2 (afternoon) Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th Street, Davenport, Iowa

Tuesday, October 3rd

We'll be hosted across the river in the beautiful learning spaces of the WIU-Quad Cities Museum Studies Program.  With views overlooking the mighty Mississippi River, it may be hard to concentrate on our key speaker, breakout sessions, and opportunities to meet with industry businesses and colleagues.

The annual meeting of the members of the Iowa Museum Association will take place on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at Noon during the annual conference.

Tuesday (October 3) Museum Studies Bldg., WIU Campus, 3300 River Drive, Moline, Illinois


10/1/2023 6:00 PM - 10/3/2023 5:00 PM
Central Daylight Time


Sunday, 01 October 2023

German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10/1/2023 6:00 PM
A modified version of the popular “Haunted Walking Tour” around the German American Heritage Center's historic neighborhood at 6:30 p.m. Capacity limited to 20.
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
10/1/2023 6:30 PM
10/1/2023 7:15 PM

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