NAAM Annual conference

NAAM Annual Conference


Take It Forward – April 18-21, 2023 – The Henry Ford

For 2023, NAAM returns to the Motor City with a conference at The Henry Ford in nearby Dearborn, Michigan, from April 18-21. Registration deadline is April 12, 2023.

Our theme is “Take It Forward” – an appropriately optimistic motto after years of worldwide pandemic and economic uncertainty. We’ll look toward a brighter future with sessions and experiences that allow us to share our successes and learn from our challenges.

We’ll follow our usual conference format with a welcome reception on Tuesday evening, sessions on Wednesday and Friday, field trips on Thursday, and our banquet and NAAMY awards on Friday evening.

Registration information and specific schedule details will be released shortly. In the meantime, we encourage you to make your hotel reservations now.


Thank You to Our 2023 Conference Sponsors

NAAM is proud to partner with the following sponsors to help present events and meals at the 2023 conference. Each of these businesses provides exceptional service to the museum industry. Please join us in thanking those who support our professional development.


About Dearborn

Dearborn is located ten miles west of downtown Detroit and is probably best known as the hometown of Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company. With a population of nearly 110,000 people, Dearborn is Michigan’s seventh-largest city, and it’s a vibrant and diverse community.

Attractions include the Arab American National Museum, the Automotive Hall of Fame, the Dearborn Historical Museum, and Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village. Weather in April brings average high temperatures nearing 60º F, and average lows around 37º F. Average April precipitation is 3.26 inches. Dearborn is 12 miles from Detroit Metro Airport. Primary area highways include Interstate 94, Interstate 75, and Interstate 96. Dearborn is directly served by Amtrak’s Detroit-Chicago Wolverine train service, with three daily trips in each direction.

About The Henry Ford

Founded in 1929, The Henry Ford fosters inspiration and learning from hands-on encounters with artifacts that represent the most comprehensive collection anywhere focusing on innovation, ingenuity, and resourcefulness in America. Its unique venues include the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Giant Screen Experience, Benson Ford Research Center, and Henry Ford Academy.

Together with its online presence at, its national television series The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, and Invention Convention Worldwide, The Henry Ford inspires individuals to unlock their potential and help shape a better future.

Hotel Information

2023 Annual Conference

We do not have a traditional host hotel this year. Instead, we will operate shuttle service between The Henry Ford and three local hotels. Each hotel offers free breakfast, free wi-fi, and other amenities, and each is within walking distance of multiple restaurants. You are free to make your reservations at any of these three hotels.

(If you don’t need the shuttle, then you’re free to stay anywhere you like.)

Comfort Inn

20061 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 380-3146
Distance from The Henry Ford:
1.2 miles
5 minutes by car
24 minutes by foot

Hampton Inn

22324 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 562-0000
Distance from The Henry Ford:
1 mile
5 minutes by car
20 minutes by foot

Holiday Inn Express Suites

24041 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 565-1800
Distance from The Henry Ford:
2.3 miles
7 minutes by car
47 minutes by foot


National Association of Automobile Museums
P.O. Box 50702
Bowling Green, KY 42102
(502) 219-4807
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