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

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

February 20: Talking Race & Inclusion at the Museum of Man

February 20 | 5:30 – 7 PM | San Diego Museum of Man

Join us for a night at the San Diego Museum of Man as we talk about the importance of equity and inclusion in our daily lives.

Sydney Garcia, Education Specialist: Race, Equity, and Social Justice, will facilitate this important discussion at the San Diego Museum of Man.

As we navigate through their Race: Are We So Different? exhibit, we will discover the science and history behind race, listen to and share our own personal experiences in a “brave space,” and develop skills to encourage further conversations about race, equity, and inclusion in and outside of the workplace.

The tour will end at 7 pm, but feel free to continue the discussion with us next door at Panama 66 afterwards!

Suggested donation: $10


See you there,
San Diego EMP