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Conference Networking Meet-Ups

Connect with colleagues before the conference gets underway on Sunday, April 7 from 10:30 AM - 12 PM at the Hilton Albany.

Advance registration required. Register when you register for the conference.




Museum Institute Alumni

Open to previous Museum Institute attendees, reconnect with your cohort from the Adirondacks!

$15 per person, includes coffee and light refreshments.

Directors

Meet with other museum directors to share strategies, successes, challenges, goals, and more. 

$15 per person, includes coffee and light refreshments.

Emerging Museum Professionals

Sponsored by Syracuse University Museum Studies, connect with EMPs throughout New York State.

Meet-up is free; advance registration required.


Conference Cancellation Policy

If for any reason, MANY cancels the conference, we will issue you a full refund. 


If you cancel your registration before Friday April 1, that request must be made in writing via email to conference@nysmuseums.org. We will refund you the full amount of your registration, minus a $45 administrative fee. 


Refunds requested after April 1 will not be granted, including requests made based on absence due to illness, late arrival and/or weather conditions. No refunds will be issued on special event tickets at any point due to restaurants and caterers requiring payment in advance; you are welcome to give or sell them to a colleague attending the conference.


Special event purchases are non refundable; restaurants and caterers require payment in advance.


Please see your hotel confirmation email for your individual hotel reservation cancellation policy. 

Video/Photography Policy

By registering for and attending our Annual Conference "Giving Voice to Value" you grant the Museum Association of New York (MANY) and its authorized representatives permission to film, photograph, or otherwise record your participation in the conference and associated special events.


You further agree that such images, photographs, and recordings may be used by MANY without your prior approval in any form and for any lawful purpose including, without limitation, promoting MANY. Such use will not entitle you to any credit or compensation.


You release MANY, its officers, and employees from any liability connected with the use of any image, photograph, or recording taken during MANY's Annual Conference and associated special events.

Conference Code of Conduct

The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming conference experience for all participants. All attendees are expected to follow this Code of Conduct, which applies to all pre-conference workshops, concurrent sessions, special events, and capstone experiences.


Compliance with the Code of Conduct is expected from all conference participants; including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, staff, organizers, contractors, volunteers, exhibitors, and sponsors. Read more.


The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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