Welcome to our National Docent Symposium website. All of the Nelson-Atkins docents and staff are working diligently to put together an exciting and informative symposium planned for October 20-23, 2021 in Kansas City.
We are making arrangements for you to visit and learn from some of the rich array of museums we have in the Kansas City area. The National World War I Museum and Memorial, the Kemper Museum, the Truman Library and Museum, the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum are just a few of the museums which are inviting our delegates to tour and learn with them. Once plans are finalized, more information will be available on this website. So, check back for more opportunities as we near October 2021.
Our headquarters will be at the Intercontinental Hotel in the historic Kansas City Country Club Plaza area. This will put our delegates within walking distance of numbers of restaurants and shops. You will enjoy the Spanish style buildings and will continually be surprised when you see all of the wonderful bronze and marble sculptures dating from the fifth century BCE.
Dinners will take place at the Nelson-Atkins Museum as well as two other unique and beautiful sites in Kansas City.
Our committees are busy putting together programming from local museums as well as topics presented by NDS delegates in our day of breakout sessions. Keep an eye on the website for dates for Call for Presenters and Showcase of Ideas applications.
We hope that you will take advantage of a few extra days in Kansas City to explore on your own and continue to experience Midwest hospitality!
On behalf of all of the museums, our city and our Nelson-Atkins docents and staff we welcome you to Kansas City.
Get Inspired, Get Connected and Get Kansas City!
See you soon!
NDS 2021 Co-chairs
Denise Saper, Pati Chasnoff, Carol Cowden