What is Collective Imagination?

Collective Imagination has moved online! Taking place from November 15 to 19, 2021, your Users Conference is the place where you can step back from your day-to-day and think about big ideas. CI gives you the mental space to look at your collection management opportunities and challenges in a different light. Get inspired and let your imagination spark new ideas.

Collective Imagination is also people sharing knowledge and experiences. Your peers spend every day grappling with the same tough problems, get just as excited about efficient processes, and have the same challenges as you. At CI 2021 Online, you’ll see that you’re not alone—there are dozens of amazing people to meet!

Why Attend Collective Imagination Online?

Ensure a Smooth Web Experience

Get Hands-On Training

Enroll in full-day or half-day intensive courses and boost your CMS skills with our carefully selected curriculum of limited-seating, hands-on workshops, exclusively available to conference participants.

Connect with a Wider Audience

Learn from Your Peers

Sharpen your skills with our creative and experienced speakers. Hailing from various institutions and specialties, this year’s guest speakers will inspire you to get even more out of your Collections Management System.

Hugo Brown, The National Gallery | CI 2021 Speakers | Gallery Systems
Hugo Brown

Collection Information Officer
The National Gallery

Ivan Woodard, Hudson River Museum | CI 2021 Speakers | Gallery Systems
Ivan Woodard

Museum Collections Assistant
Hudson River Museum

Kimberly Koons, Presidential Library Museums, National Archives | CI 2021 Speakers | Gallery Systems
Kimberly Koons

Chief Museum Registrar and
Museum Collections Officer
Presidential Library Museums,
National Archives

Hear stories that will energize and motivate you from collections management professionals with roles and challenges similar to yours.

Complete Customization

Obtain One on One Help Desk Support

CI 2021 Online will also feature breakout sessions with our dedicated experts. Get one on one help desk support and have your TMS Collections and TMS questions answered.

Expanded Reach

Join Fun Networking Activities

There’s more to Collective Imagination than just great content—it’s also a lot of fun! Get to know your fellow attendees during virtual social mixers. CI 2021 will provide great opportunities to mingle and share with other TMS Collections and TMS users from around the globe.

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See Why Collections Management Professionals
Love Collective Imagination

Hear from attendees why they love coming to Collective Imagination
and what keeps them coming back.

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CI 2021 Online FAQ

When is the conference taking place?

CI 2021 Online will be held from Monday, November 15 to Friday, November 19, 2021. The first two days will be dedicated to hands-on workshops and the sessions will take place from Wednesday to Friday.

How much does it cost to attend the online conference?

The registration fee is waived for CI 2021 Online. We know these have been trying times and want to create a space where you, our valued clients, can gather to share ideas, learn and catch up with your peers, and make new connections.

I am a confirmed speaker for Collective Imagination 2021, what happens now?

We have reached out to you and all confirmed speakers with the hopes you can deliver your valuable presentation to the community in this new format.

I had signed up to be a speaker, but I cancelled due to travel restrictions or other considerations, what should I do?

We have gotten in touch with all potential and confirmed speakers to verify their availability to present at CI 2021 Online. If you didn’t receive our email, please contact us.

I have already purchased a ticket and/or signed up for workshops, what do I need to do?

If your registration fee has already been processed, you have been contacted to discuss options. If you didn’t receive our email, please contact us. The workshops remain unchanged, so please hang on to your tickets.

What becomes of the reservation I made at the Royal Sonesta Hotel through the Gallery Systems room block?

Your hotel reservation has been cancelled automatically. You should have received a cancellation email. No further action is required on your part.

What happens next?

Keep an eye on your inbox. We will be sending you communications, as well as updating this site, regularly.

Moving Online, an Exciting New Format!

Speakers from around the globe are slated to present at this sought-after and well attended conference. We are very much looking forward to Collective Imagination going virtual for the very first time with sessions, workshops, and a few surprises, starting on Monday, November 15, 2021. With your participation, we know it will be an exciting and valuable event. Join us, won’t you?

We look forward to seeing you all at the first virtual edition of Collective Imagination!

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Can’t Wait to Join Us at CI 2021 Online?

Register now and reserve your workshops before they fill up.

Please note conference and workshop seating is limited.

Can’t attend? Register anyway and let us know; we’ll send you
a link to the recordings of your peers’ sessions.