The new dates for the National Docent Symposium are September 16-19, 2022.
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 September 2022.
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 2022 Co-chairs
Denise Saper, Pati Chasnoff, Carol Cowden
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Given the unpredictability of the past year, we are extending the deadline for our call for breakout proposals.
The new deadline is August 31, 2021. We appreciate all the proposals we have already received, and we look forward to receiving additional ones.