Coming Soon to a Conference Near You

It’s that time of year again: conference season. This year, the Collaboration for Ongoing Visitor Experience Studies (COVES) will be featured at several industry conferences; we’ll have sessions, meet-ups, and even an exhibit booth. As you plan your professional development travel, don’t forget to stop by and say hi to the COVES team at the following conferences:

American Alliance of Museums
Saint Louis, MO; May 7-10

Visitor Studies Association
Columbus, OH; July 17-23

Association of Science-Technology Centers
San Jose, CA; October 21-24

We’ll send out details about COVES sessions and events before each conference, so stay tuned!

Meet Us in Saint Louis

Are you going to the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) conference in Saint Louis next month? Sweet! We want to connect with you! Hang out with us at any and all times on Monday, May 8. Here’s where we’ll be:

3:00-5:00 p.m. Informal meet-up at the Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE) Marketplace of Ideas
Location: in the MuseumExpo

5:00-6:30 p.m. Informal gathering at the Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar
Location: 1004 Locust Street (within walking distance of the convention center)

6:30-9:30 p.m. Continued revelry at a COVES institution – the Saint Louis Science Center!
Let’s check out what they’re up to and spend some time checking out a COVES partner.
Location: Go Explore St. Louis event in Forest Park – Saint Louis Science Center (be sure to get a bus ticket for this event when you register)

Need some of that good, old-fashioned, evaluation-and-research professional development? Find COVES at any (or both!) of these sessions:

Ethics and Responsibility in Museum Research and Collaboration
Sunday, May 7; 2:30-3:45 p.m.
274 America’s Center

Using Visitor Data to Inform Decision-Making
Tuesday, May 9; 8:45-10:00 a.m.
276 America’s Center


We look forward to seeing you in the coming months, but if you can’t make it out to any of the conferences above, you can always reach out to us virtually, or email us. Happy travels!