Events Networking

August 19: San Diego EMP Happy Hour

Pure Project Balboa Park Biergarten (map)

Thursday, August 19, 2021

5:30 – 8:00 PM

Join San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals for their first networking event of year!

Celebrate the return of in-person events with us at Pure Project Balboa Park.

All levels of museum professionals (even those looking to enter the field) are welcome to attend. In fact, feel free to bring coworkers, business associates, and friends! We look forward to introducing you to our new San Diego EMP board members and talking about the year ahead. We’ll also have games and prizes! It will be a perfect opportunity to meet, get connected, and support one another.

This is a FREE event! But, if it is within your means, please consider a small donation with your RSVP to help us keep our events free or low-cost.

About Pure Project Balboa Park

Please note this event is happening in the BIERGARTEN which is an outdoor space. There are heaters but a jacket is probably a good idea! There will be great drinks and food available, view the tap list and food menu.


Street parking along 4th, 5th, and 6th Avenues is free after 6:00 pm. Pure Project is also a short walk from Balboa Park! Consider parking on the Northwest side of Balboa Drive in Balboa Park.


Have accessibility questions? Reply to your registration email ( to confirm your requirements or request more information.

Health & Safety

Please note that all attendees are expected to follow current COVID protocols and health guidelines of the venue. More information about California’s reopening:

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January 28 | Happy Hour: Explore North County

January 28 | 6 – 8 PM | Cutwater Spirits

Celebrate the new year with San Diego EMP! We’re branching out from our typical neighborhoods to explore Miramar’s Cutwater Spirits, with bingo and a free prize drawing. Please consider a small donation with your RSVP to help us fund upcoming no-cost & low-cost programming.

Free to attend, suggested donation of $5. Let us know you’ll be there by saving your spot below!

Join us as we introduce our new theme for the year: EXPLORE!

Let Us Know You’ll Be There!


San Diego EMP

Events Meet Ups Networking

Nov 14: Gather: A Collective Mixer

November 14 | 6 – 8 PM | Societe Brewing Company
This is the event you’ve been waiting for all year long!

This is the event you’ve been waiting for: three of San Diego’s most influential networking and professional development groups are joining forces for an end of the year mixer. Join Rising Arts Leaders (RAL) San Diego, San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals (EMP), and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) San Diego on Thursday, November 14 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Societe Brewing Company (8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111).

We invite our members (and potential new members!) to meet and network with nonprofit and museum professionals, arts administrators, and local artists. Come for the great company and stay for the raffle prizes! This is an event you don’t want to miss.


Rising Arts Leaders (RAL) San Diego: Rising Arts Leaders of San Diego provides professional development, leadership training, and fosters connections for San Diego Arts workers and artists through grants, seminars, workshops, mentorship programs, and networking events. Learn more:

San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals (EMP): The mission of San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals is to facilitate career growth through networking and professional development opportunities. San Diego EMP welcomes members from all fields and is primarily composed of employees, volunteers, and students in their first ten years of a museum-related career. By offering regular meetups, workshops, tours, and other profession-related activities, San Diego EMP is a valuable resource for San Diego’s museum community. Learn more:

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) San Diego: The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of San Diego (YNPN San Diego/YNPNsd) activates emerging leaders by connecting them with the resources, people and ideas they need to advance the nonprofit sector. Learn more:


See you there!

San Diego EMP