Washington D.C. welcomes you to our next National Docent Symposium, October 24 to 27, 2019.
NDS2019 is happy to announce we have completed registration for this year’s National Docent Symposium in Washington, D.C. There will be over 400 registrants attending, representing art, history and science institutions from around North America. We do have a waiting list, as we anticipate there will be attendee cancellations over the next several months. Please access the waiting list from the Registration tab (General Registration). You will be notified by email should additional openings become available.
You may view details of our upcoming Symposium by clicking on the Registration tab. Descriptions of Pre-Tours, Afternoon Out tours, and Breakout sessions are detailed there. You will use this tab to register for these various activities when official registration begins on 13 May.
Hotel registration for this year’s Symposium is available at a discounted rate. Please go to the Hotel tab and use the link there to make your hotel reservation.
The National Docent Symposium announces that Kaywin Feldman will be their Guest Speaker at the Symposium’s concluding Sunday brunch on October 27th. Ms. Feldman has recently been selected as next director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the fifth director in the Gallery’s 77-year history. Ms. Feldman was previously the Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Director and President of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Frederick Beinecke, President of the National Gallery of Art, notes, “Kaywin Feldman is a dynamic and highly principled leader, a gracious collaborator, and an innovator with the skills and vision to lead the National Gallery of Art in the 21st century.”
We are pleased that Ms. Feldman has agreed to address the Symposium in what we know will be an informative and inspiring address.