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    • January 01, 2018
    • October 01, 2018
    • Online Signup
    Register

    Promote your organization, service or product to the Michigan museum and cultural community at the 2018 Michigan Museums Association (MMA) Conference.

    MMA offers extensive sponsorship opportunities in conjunction with its largest program, the annual  conference. 

    The conference will take place at the Dearbon Inn in Dearborn, October 28-30.  We expect 200-250 staff, volunteers, and board members from museums throughout the state to participate in the conference.

    Sponsorship Opportunities Available

    Key Sponsorships

    • Presenting Sponsor – $5,000
      Includes your logo featured on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, two personalized thank yous on our social media accounts, featured signage at the conference, a full page ad in the printed program (7 1/2" wide x 10" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during the general sessions on Monday and Tuesday, and five complimentary conference registrations.

    • Lake Superior Sponsor $3,000
      Includes your logo on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a full page ad in the printed program (7 1/2" wide x 10" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during the general sessions on Monday or Tuesday, and three complimentary conference registrations.

    • Lake Michigan Sponsor – $2,000
      Includes your logo on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a full page ad in the printed program (7 1/2" wide x 10" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during the general sessions on Monday or Tuesday, and two complimentary conference registrations.

    • Lake Huron Sponsor – $1,000
      Includes your logo on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a half page ad in the printed program (7" wide x 4" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during lunch on Monday or Tuesday, and one complimentary conference registration.
    Event Sponsorships
    • Opening Reception (Sunday) – $3,000
      The conference kicks off on Sunday, October 28 with a gathering at the Arab American National Museum. Light refreshments will be served.
      Sponsorship includes your logo on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a full page ad in the printed program (7 1/2" wide x 10" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during the general sessions on Monday or Tuesday, and three complimentary conference registrations.
    • Monday Evening Reception – $3,000
      Conference attendees will gather at The Henry Ford Museum of Innovation for a reception amidst one of the greatest historical collections in the country. 
      Sponsorship includes  your logo featured on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, featured signage at the conference, a full page ad in the printed program (7 1/2" wide x 10" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during the reception, and three complimentary conference registrations.

    • Day Two Keynote  (Tuesday)  - $2000
      A featured speaker with will inform and inspire conference participants with a presentation related to the conference theme of leadership. Speaker to be announced.
      Sponsorship includes your logo on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a full page ad in the printed program (7 1/2" wide x 10" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks at the keynote, and two complimentary conference registrations.

    • Morning Break (Tuesday) $500
      Coffee, tea, and light snacks will fuel up participants after an inspiring keynote presentation.
      Sponsorship includes your name on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a quarter page ad in the printed program (3 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high), and a complimentary tote bag insert.
        • June 25, 2018
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Dowagiac
        • 14
        Registration is closed

        Monday, June 25

        Noon 

        Hosted by the 
        Dowagiac Area History Museum
        Dowagiac

        Join local museum colleagues, MMA members and MMA board members for lunch.  Share challenges and successes, find resources, and learn about what's happening with MMA.

        Lunch is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Registration closes June 17.

        Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

        • June 27, 2018
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Royal Oak
        • 1
        Registration is closed

        Wednesday, June 27

        Noon 

        Hosted by the 
        Royal Oak Historical Society Museum
        Royal Oak

        Join local museum colleagues, MMA members and MMA board members for lunch.  Share challenges and successes, find resources, and learn about what's happening with MMA.

        Lunch is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Registration closes June 19.

        Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

        • July 12, 2018
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Midland
        • 16
        Register

        Thursday, July 12

        Noon 

        Hosted by the 
        Dow Gardens
        Midland

        Join local museum colleagues, MMA members and MMA board members for lunch.  Share challenges and successes, find resources, and learn about what's happening with MMA.

        Lunch is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Registration closes July 5.

        Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

        • August 06, 2018
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Jackson
        • 27
        Register

        Monday, August 6

        Noon 

        Hosted by the
        Ella Sharp Museum
        Jackson

        Join local museum colleagues, MMA members and MMA board members for lunch.  Share challenges and successes, find resources, and learn about what's happening with MMA.

        Lunch is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Registration closes July 30.

        Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

        • August 07, 2018
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Flint
        • 25
        Register

        Tuesday, August 7

        Noon 

        Hosted by the
        Flint Children's Museum
        Flint

        Join local museum colleagues, MMA members and MMA board members for lunch.  Share challenges and successes, find resources, and learn about what's happening with MMA.

        Lunch is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Registration closes July 30.

        Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

        • August 08, 2018
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Big Rapids
        • 28
        Register

        Wednesday, August 8

        Noon 

        Hosted by the
        Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
        Big Rapids

        Join local museum colleagues, MMA members and MMA board members for lunch.  Share challenges and successes, find resources, and learn about what's happening with MMA.

        Lunch is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Registration closes July 31.

        Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

        • August 23, 2018
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Presque Isle
        • 29
        Register

        Thursday, August 23

        Noon 

        Hosted by the
        Presque Isle Township Museum Society
        Presque Isle

        Join local museum colleagues, MMA members and MMA board members for lunch.  Share challenges and successes, find resources, and learn about what's happening with MMA.

        Lunch is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Registration closes August 15.

        Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

        • August 27, 2018
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Detroit
        • 21
        Register
        POW Detroit
        Making Great Exhibits (With Not So Great Budgets)
        Monday, August 27

        Internationally recognized exhibit developer Paul Orselli presents a fun and fast-paced workshop designed to highlight budget-stretching tips and techniques for creating memorable visitor experiences at any type (or size) of museum.

        Workshop participants will work together on practical prototyping experiences and discover the key elements of the best interactive exhibits. We will also take what we’ve learned into the galleries of the host institution, the Detroit Historical Society, for a “Museum Makeover.”

        The workshop will be led by Paul Orselli of POW!

        Cost includes lunch and materials.

        Registration

        $100 Members
        $150 Non-Members
        Registration is available through August 19.

        Members:  You must log in first to be able to register at the Member price. Please contact the MMA office if you need assistance.

        Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made by the registration deadline to receive a refund.  

        Presented in collaboration with the
        Southeast Michigan Exhibit Professionals Group. 

        • October 28, 2018
        • October 30, 2018
        • Online Signup
        • 7
        Register

        Promote your organization, service or product to the Michigan museum and cultural community at the 2018 Michigan Museums Association Conference.

        The conference will take place at the Dearborn Innn October 28-30. We expect 200-250 staff, volunteers, and board members from museums throughout the state to participate in the conference.

        On October 29 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. vendors are invited to promote their business in the conference facility foyer, a high-traffic location that also includes the conference registration table, break refreshments, and the entrances to session locations.  

        Business vendors receive two lunch tickets. All vendors may register for the full-conference at the member rate (contact the office). Vendor space includes a skirted table and two chairs.

        Cost $400*

        *MMA Business members receive a 25% discount on conference vendor space.  

           $100*

        Half-page (7" wide x 4" high)
           $75*

        Quarter-Page (3 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high)

        • October 28, 2018
        • October 30, 2018
        • Online Signup
        Register

        Promote your organization, service or product to the Michigan museum and cultural community at the 2018 Michigan Museums Association Conference with an advertisement in the printed program or as an insert in the conference tote bag. 

        The conference will take place at the Dearborn Inn, October 28-30. We expect 200-250 staff, volunteers, and board members from museums throughout the state to participate in the conference.

        Printed Conference Program

        Program advertisements will be included in the printed program distributed to all attendees and to select supporters throughout the year following the conference.  The program will also be permanently posted on the MMA website as a pdf file following the conference. 

        Program advertisers will be acknowledged on the MMA website and thanked on Facebook.

        Outside Back Cover (7 1/2" wide x 10" high)
           $500*

        Inside Covers (7 1/2" wide x 10" high)
           $250*

        Full Page (7 1/2" wide x 10" high)
          $100*

        Half-page (7" wide x 4" high)
           $75*

        Quarter-Page (3 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high)
           $50*

        *MMA Business members receive a 50% discount on conference program ads.  

        Tote Bag Inserts

           $250

        Include your printed materials or promotional item in the conference tote bag given to all participants.  We expect to need 225-250 items and will confirm that number by early-Ocotber. 

        • October 28, 2018
        • October 30, 2018
        • Dearborn Inn
        Register


        From the Ground Up:
        Leadership in Museums

        October 28-30, 2018

        Dearborn

        Leadership means different things to different people and in different circumstances, and the idea of leadership has changed over time. Join the Michigan Museums Association and members of the Michigan museums community as we explore the meaning and role of leadership in museums. Keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, and conversation stations will address different ideas and manifestations of leadership in our field and organizations. 

        Schedule at a Glance

        Speakers and Sessions

        Events and Tours

        Hotel Information

        Sponsors

        Guest Registration (Available August 2)

        Registration Rates

        Conference registration includes all speakers, sessions, tours, and events. 
        Early Bird rates for full conference registration is available June 1 through August 1 

                                                                           Early Bird              Regular

                        MMA Member                $200                       $250

                        Nonmember                   $250                       $300

                        Student                                                            $130

                        One-Day                                                           $150 

        Online registration is open through October 14. Registrations are non-refundable after that time.

        Members: You must log in first to be able to register with the member discount. Please contact the MMA office if you need assistance.  

        Trying to register staff from member institutions?  Click here.

        Printable Registration form coming soon


              
       The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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