Important Announcement Regarding Collective Imagination 2021

Dear Valued Clients,

We find ourselves in a familiar situation: wanting to create an occasion for you to build your product knowledge and network with like-minded peers while prioritizing your health and safety, as well the health of our partners, staff, and community.

With this in mind, and due to the changing nature and spread of the coronavirus, Gallery Systems has made the difficult decision to forego in-person events until further notice.

What does this mean?

The in-person Collective Imagination Users Conference, scheduled to take place November 15 to 19, 2021, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Washington, D.C. is cancelled.


CI 2021 is moving online!

Collective Imagination 2021 is moving online!

More than two dozen speakers from around the globe were slated to present at CI 2021 and we hope to preserve this phenomenal agenda.

Exciting New Format

We regret having to relinquish the in-person portion of this sought-after and well attended conference. Yet, we find ourselves 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.

We truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these times of many firsts together. If you have any questions, please contact us.

CI 2021 FAQ

How much will 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 will reach 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 will soon get in touch with you to verify your availability to present at CI 2021 Online.

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 will be contacted to discuss options. 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 or will soon receive 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.

Speakers Presenting at Collective Imagination 2021

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

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

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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.