Join us at Collective Imagination 2017

Collective Imagination is the global TMS user conference that’s built around supporting knowledge enhancement and skill development for the TMS community, and presented by the TMS community. This year’s event is packed with events, presentations, workshops, training sessions, networking, site visits, and more.

The CI 2017 conference workshops will be held on December 4 and 5, followed by the main conference from December 6 through 8, 2017 in downtown Los Angeles at the Omni Hotel at California Plaza.

Why Attend?

Conference Pricing

Early Bird Registration$545Early bird single admission to CI sessions on December 6-8, 2017. Deadline September 15, 2017.

Does not include admission to paid workshops

Standard Registration$625Standard single admission to CI sessions on December 6-8, 2017.

Does not include admission to paid workshops

Group Registration$575Reduced single admission rate for institutions sending 3 or more attendees to CI sessions on December 6-8, 2017.

Does not include admission to paid workshops

Half-day Workshops$300Half-day workshops are available on December 4th and 5th in the morning or afternoon
All-day Workshops$600All-day workshops are available on December 4th and 5th.

What Our Attendees Say

The CI conferences are the single most useful conference I attend. I learn a variety of practical things, and find that brain-storming and sharing ideas with other attendees is truly priceless.
David DeBono Schafer, Peabody Museum, Harvard University
The opportunity to meet, learn from, and network with museum professionals using TMS is a one-of-a-kind experience which other conferences cannot compete with.
Kari Walters, Phoenix Art Museum
It’s such a focused conference that the sessions are able to get into fine detail.
Amber Morgan, The Andy Warhol Museum
Collective Imagination is a great way to learn how other institutions are using TMS. I came away with many ideas to implement at my institution.
Caitlin Amborski, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Understanding how others use TMS is an important aspect to evolving your own collections information strategy. There is no other conference for granular, workflow oriented knowledge sharing about TMS and museum collection information.
Kate Blanch, The Walters Art Museum
After CI, I came home feeling really excited to work on some TMS projects that I’ve been avoiding. A lot of wheels turned and clicked into place.
Caitlin Badowski, Smithsonian National Postal Museum
The conference was packed with information, solutions, energy, support and new ideas for working with TMS, and I also made excellent contacts and found others eager to continue communications and follow up.
Lindsey Richardson, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Collective Imagination was very informative, and it’s great to be at a conference with other tech-savvy people who use the same database!

Carly Wickell, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
It was nice to get new product updates and the lunch sessions were also really informative, so thank you!
Nicola Astles, New York Historical Society

Past CI Conferences

View photos from our past events on our Flickr photostream, or view individual photo sets below.

Tour at The Whitney

CI 2016


CI 2014


CI 2013


CI 2012


CI 2011


Widen your network within the global collection community.

Register for Collective Imagination 2017 and purchase tickets on our Eventbrite site.