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Conference Registration Information

The Power of Partnership

March 29 - 31, 2020 | Albany, NY

Early bird registration opens Monday, January 13, 2020

Registration includes:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Conference sessions 

Opening and Closing Keynotes

Conference Capstones

Mentor Meet-Up

Late Night Trivia

Conference Meals 

Sunday Lunch, Monday Breakfast, Lunch, Tuesday Breakfast

Funders Office Hours

Enhance your conference experience with these Conference Add-ons:

> Folk Art Forum

Pre-Conference workshop

> Conference Special Events

Dinner at 90 State Street

Reception at Corning Observation Deck

Registration Rates

Early Bird (January 13 - February 18, 2020)

   Early Bird Rate
 January 13 - February 18
 Regular Rate  
 February 19 - March 20
 MANY Member  $225  $325
 Non-MANY Member  $290  $390
 Full Time Student  $150  $150
 Presenter/Award Recipient   $200  $200

 Capital Region REDC Non-   Profit Employee 

 $220  $220

Walk-in Rates apply March 21, 2020: MANY Member $325; Non-Member $390

Conference Cancellation Policy

All requests for refunds must be made in writing via e-mail and received before March 20, 2020.

A full refund, less a $40 administrative charge, will be issued. 

Refunds requested after this date will not be granted, including requests made based on absence due to illness, late arrival and/or weather conditions. Concerns and/or issues regarding hotel and/or event spaces will not be considered as valid reasons to request Conference Registration refunds. 

Please see your Hilton Albany Confirmation Emails for your individual hotel reservation cancellation policy.


Video/Photography Policy
By registering for and attending our Annual Conference, The Power of Partnership, 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.

Apply for funding to attend #MANY2020!

William G. Pomeroy Foundation

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation offers a Professional Development Grant Program, which provides need-based scholarships of $1,000 each to historical societies and cultural museums in New York State to attend the annual MANY conference. These grants are available to 501(c)(3) historical societies or cultural museums in New York State with annual budgets of $100,000 or less. 

Applications open January 2020. Click here for complete guidelines, eligibility requirements and how to apply.

NYSCA Professional Development Grants

Museums may apply for up to $500 for a professional development opportunity for one or more staff, board or volunteers. Out-of-state travel and meals cannot be supported with the award, but registration fees can be.

Applications open early January 2020. Join the NYSCA Museum Program e-list for the most updated information.

MANY Conference Scholarships

MANY will offer three categories of professional scholarships: Capital Region Museum Employees, Emerging Museum Professionals, and the Cassetti Annual Conference Scholarship.


Applications due December 2, 2019.

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

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

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