NDS2019 will be held at the Mayflower Hotel, an iconic hotel in the heart of Washington, DC.  Its location is convenient to the National Mall, restaurants, and many points of interest including the White House and the National Geographic Museum.  The multiple meeting rooms, ballrooms, and gathering spaces in the hotel will make it an ideal location to hold this year’s Docent Symposium.

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What's New

Keynote Speaker:
NDS2019 has selected Augustus Casely-Hayford, the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art as the keynote speaker for our opening dinner on 24 October 2019.
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Symposium Speakers:
We’re pleased to announce that Karleen Gardner, Director, Learning and Innovation at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA), will be our Luncheon Speaker on 26 October.
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