Who Should Attend?

Engage in forward-thinking discussions and explore the strategies museums are employing to care for their collections. Collective Imagination is intended for collections professionals such as Registrars, Collections Managers, Curators, Digital Asset Managers, and TMS/IT administrators.

By bringing together the best and the brightest, Collective Imagination provides museum professionals with an exclusive, powerful and practical learning experience.


Call for Speakers Closes
March 1, 2020

Early Bird Registration Closes
August 1, 2020

Standard and Workshop Registration Closes
November 1, 2020

Hotel Booking Closes
October 1, 2020

Conference Venue | Collective Imagination 2020

The Palomar is an upscale boutique hotel with a commitment to healthy lifestyles and an amenities package to appeal to every CI attendee.

  • Complimentary coffee and tea each morning
  • Nightly hosted evening wine hour
  • Pet-friendly accommodations
  • Free, custom designed PUBLIC bikes for riding around town
  • Free yoga mat in every room
  • 24-hour gym
  • Luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities – no wasteful, disposable plastic bottles
  • Complimentary wifi in guestrooms and meeting space
  • Waived hotel fee valued at $25 per room, per night

Kimpton Hotel Palomar

Collective Imagination 2020 will be held at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington, D.C. Located in the pedestrian-friendly neighborhood of Dupont Circle, this art themed hotel is steps away from the city’s best shopping, dining, arts and nightlife.

Group Rates
$189 per night for a deluxe room. (Plus applicable taxes)

Please note that these group rates are only valid for your stay from November 13 to November 21, 2020, and are subject to availability. To enjoy this special group rate, your booking must be made between January 1, 2020 and October 1, 2020.

Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.

Guests find themselves centrally positioned in one of D.C.’s most beloved and thriving, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, with easy access to nearby highlights ranging from 14th Street NW, Adams Morgan, and Embassy Row to Georgetown and George Washington universities. And if you’re looking to venture even farther, simply hop on the Metro, and get exploring.

A couple-minute stroll takes you to the Dupont Circle Metro station (a red-line stop). Purchase a ticket from a kiosk in the station, or buy a reloadable SmarTrip® Card online in advance (allow at least five days for delivery).

The DC Circulator stops right near us (at 19th and N streets NW), and takes passengers from Dupont Circle to Georgetown (and onto Rosslyn). This affordable and efficient bus system has several other routes, including a Smithsonian – National Gallery of Art loop that circles the National Mall.

There are some 120 museums in D.C. alone, a number of which are free. Visit one, or several, of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums to get your art, history or space fix. Walk around the National Mall or head out to Glenstone, just outside D.C., to visit a museum that combines art, architecture and landscape. You can even get a behind the scenes look at how world-renown institutions preserve works of art or drop by the White House Visitor Center.

Visit for tips on how to make the most of your museum visits and to plan your trip to D.C.

Connect with a Wider Audience

Can’t wait to join us at CI 2020?

Register now and reserve your workshops before they fill up.

Please note workshop seating is limited.