The Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference is for current Smithsonian Affiliates, Smithsonian staff members, and SITES Exhibitors only. If you are interested in learning more about a Smithsonian Affiliation, please email

Affinity groups are a great opportunity to learn about the Affiliations program. If this is your first Affiliations conference, be sure to sign up for one or a few!

September 23-24, 2020
October 7-8, 2020
October 21-22, 2020
November 9-10, 2020

All times are Eastern Time. Wednesday sessions will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. Thursday workshops and affinity groups will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. Please visit the 2020 Affiliations Conference website for the full program.

Registration tip: ALL sessions (idea starter, executive meetings, feedback meetings), workshops and affinity groups are included in the All Access package. You do not need to select individual sessions if you choose this package.

Select individual sessions if you only want to attend a select number of events in the conference series.

Visit the 2020 Virtual Conference page for program details.

If you are having trouble with registration, please email