Mark your calendars! The 2024 National Docent Symposium is headed to Atlanta, November 14-17, 2024! The High Museum of Art Docent Corps hosted the Symposium in 1993 and we can't wait to welcome you back.
We can't think of a better place than Atlanta to Perfect Your Craft of 'docenting.' Atlanta’s arts and culture scene is among the most vibrant in the U.S. In fact, The Daily Beast has named Atlanta “the new cultural capital of America” because of its world-class museums and cultural sites, thriving theater, and rich musical heritage in hip-hop, blues and jazz. The Woodruff Arts Center, comprised of the High Museum of Art, Alliance Theater, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, is the country's third-largest arts campus and draws more than one million visitors annually.
The city's arts scene spreads well beyond the walls of its world-class venues as a wave of colorful visual art installations and street murals adorn our parks, walls, tunnels, and walkways fostering a thriving independent artist's scene.
Our theme, Peer to Peer: Perfecting Your Craft, reflects what the National Docent Symposium is about – docents learning from docents. A biannual conference put together by docents for docents. Peer to Peer: Perfecting Your Craft is also deeply personal for our High Docent Corps. It's the name of one of our docents' favorite programs and has its roots in a Montreal 2017 National Docent Symposium breakout session attended by one of our co-chairs.
We're shaking things up a bit for the 2024 National Docent Symposium. Look for more ways to connect with fellow docents, more free time to explore Atlanta, more ways to engage with the High Museum of Art's collection, more breakout sessions, and a re-imagined Showcase of Ideas.
You will not want to miss the 2024 National Docent Symposium in Atlanta, so look for our NDSC email communications and follow NDSC on Facebook to get the latest details. And stay tuned for the launch of our NDSAtl24 website!
It takes a lot of work and strong team leaders to make a symposium happen. We are thrilled to have a great set of High Museum of Art docents as Co-Chairs of our next Symposium in Atlanta in November of 2024. They are working hard with many other volunteers to make Atlanta another exception experience for all the docents who attend. Learn about the Atlanta co-chairs.