What is Collective Imagination?

Collective Imagination 2021 is more than just four and a half days of learning and inspiration. It’s a place where you can step back from your day-to-day, and think about big ideas. CI 2021 will give you the mental space to look at your opportunities and challenges in new ways and from new perspectives. If you think you have your best ideas in the shower, you haven’t been to Collective Imagination yet.

CI 2021 is also more than keeping up to date on collection management; it’s people sharing knowledge and experiences. Your peers spend every day grappling with the same tough problems, get just as excited about an efficient process to manage loans, and have the same challenges as you. At Collective Imagination, you’ll see that you’re not alone—there are dozens of amazing people to meet!

What Will You Experience at Collective Imagination?

Meet Inspiring Speakers

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.



Get Hands On Training at CI

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.

Attend Relaxed Networking Events

There’s more to Collective Imagination than just great content—it’s also a lot of fun! Get to know your fellow attendees during receptions, meetups and social mixers. Safe social events at CI are great opportunities to mingle and share with other TMS users.



Obtain One on One Help Desk Support

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

Enjoy Museum Visits and Tours

Discover your host city, beautiful Washington, D.C., during our planned tours of not-to-be-missed museums and historic landmarks.


Collections Management Professionals Love
Collective Imagination

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

Speakers Presenting at Collective Imagination 2021

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

Connect with a Wider Audience

Can’t Wait to Join Us at CI 2021?

Register now and reserve your workshops before they fill up.

Please note conference and workshop seating is limited.