Events Professional Development

Apply Today For FREE Registration to CAM in Feb 2019

Calling all San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals!

San Diego EMP is excited to announce our partnership with the California Association of Museums to provide one FREE registration to the CAM Conference, February 7-9, 2019, in San Francisco.

Conferences are an excellent way to gain invaluable professional development and expand your network. San Diego EMP is thrilled make this conference more accessible to our members by providing one of you the opportunity to attend CAM 2019 without the cost of registration!

Eligibility: Any EMP member* can apply
Deadline (Extended): Monday, January 7, 2019, 11:59 pm PST

The selected candidate is expected to:

  • Attend the EMP CAM conference meetup on Friday, February 8;
  • Create a one-page conference re-cap that San Diego EMP can share on their social media and website, due Monday, February 25;
  • Attend the February San Diego EMP event, which will be a CAM mini-conference, where your peers will share from their CAM presentations

Submitting your application indicates your agreement to fulfill these requirements. Please note, the selected candidate will receive only admission to the conference, and must be able to cover the travel, hotel, and any incidental fees on their own or with their institution’s support.


*Who is an EMP member? Anyone signed up to receive our newsletter! San Diego EMP provides professional development for emerging museum professionals. There is no age limit! However, priority will be given to those who actively participate in our programs.




Events Meet Ups Networking

January 4: 2019 Kick Off: Liberty Station Museum Crawl

January 4| 6 – 8 PM | Liberty Station, meet @ Cafe Mingei

Join your fellow EMPs to celebrate the New Year with a museum crawl during Friday Night Liberty! On the first Friday of each month, Liberty Station is open late for guests to explore museums, meet working artists, and enjoy live performances. We’ll meet at Café Mingei at 6:00 pm for a hot beverage before checking out the nearby museums.

General Timeline:

  • 6:00-6:20 pm – Meet at Cafe Mingei
  • 6:30-7:00 pm – New Americans Museum
  • 7:00-7:30 pm – Visions Art Museum
  • 7:30-8:00 pm – Watercolor Society
  • If you want to stick around after 8 pm, check out the Rady Children’s Ice Rink with the crew!


If you’re joining the crawl later or running late, please send us a Facebook message here to locate us!

IMPORTANT: Don’t miss this event because will be announcing our 2019 theme AND the recipient of a 2019 CAM conference registration (details here)!

There’s plenty of free parking in Liberty Station.
Cost/Donation: $5 donation

Café Mingei, Liberty Station
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
Dick Laub NTC Command Center, Building 200

2640 Historic Decatur Rd
San Diego, CA 92106



San Diego EMP

Events Meet Ups Networking Professional Development

November 14: Fall Happy Hour

November 14 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Panama 66


Thanksgiving is coming and we’re thankful for you – our EMP community!

Join us at Panama 66 for food, drinks, live music, and good company. Come unwind with your fellow museum workers and goers before the busy holiday season.

Please consider a small donation of $5 or less with your RSVP below to help us fund our free to low-cost programming through 2019.

Bring a canned food item for a chance to win a drink or appetizer! Food donations will go to Feeding San Diego.

Let Us Know You’ll Be There!


San Diego EMP