Upcoming events

    • September 25, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Kalamazoo Area
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Michigan Museums Association
    Meet and Eat

    Monday, September 25 

    Noon 

    Hosted by the 
    Air Zoo
    Kalamazoo Area (Portage)

    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 September 17.

    Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

    • September 26, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Grand Valley State University - Grand Rapids Campus
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Media Workflows for Museum Professionals

    September 26
    Grand Valley State University
    Richard M. DeVos Center
    room 502C - Amway Board Room. 
    Grand Rapids

    This interactive workshop focuses on effective uses of digital media as part one’s professional practice in the service of digital humanities and access efforts. This workshop is divided into 2-parts with the morning session being devoted to media workflows and the afternoon session will showcase the collection management system Collective Access as one such example.

    This workshop will be led by Matthew Patulski.

    Cost includes coffee in the morning, lunch, and materials.

    Registration

    $50 Members
    $100 Non-Members

    Registration is available through September 18.

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

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

    • September 27, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Rochester Hills
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Michigan Museums Association
    Meet and Eat

    Wednesday, September 27

    Noon 

    Hosted by the 
    Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
    Rochester Hills

    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 September 19.

    Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

    • October 17, 2017
    • October 19, 2017
    • Online Signup
    Registration is closed

    Promote your organization, service or product to the Michigan museum and cultural community at the 2017 Michigan Museums Association (MMA) Conference.

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

    The conference will take place in Lansing at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol October 17-19.  We expect 175-200 staff, volunteers, and board members from museums throughout the state to participate in the conference.

    Sponsorship Opportunities Available

    Key Sponsorships

    • Lake Michigan Sponsor – $3,000.00
      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 general sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, and three complimentary conference registrations.

    • Lake Michigan Sponsor – $2,000.00
      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 Wednesday or Thursday, and two complimentary conference registrations.

    • Lake Huron Sponsor – $1,000.00
      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 Wednesday or Thursday, and one complimentary conference registration.

    • Lake Eire Sponsor – $500.00
      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.
    Event Sponsorships
    • Day One Keynote  (Wednesday)  - $750
      Voice of The Community: Our Opportunity, Our ObligationJuanita Moore, President & CEO of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
      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 half page ad in the printed program (7" wide x 4" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, and remarks during the keynote session.


    • Morning Break (Thursday) $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.

    • Museum Cafe (Thursday) $500
      Conference Participants share expertise and engage using a World Cafe format, allowing for shorter conversations with peers focusing on a variety of topics and issues.
      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 half page ad in the printed program (7" wide x 4" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during lunch on Wednesday or Thursday, and one complimentary conference registration. 
    • Thursday Evening Reception $1000
      The conference wraps up with a lovely evening reception at the MSU Museum.
      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 half page ad in the printed program (7" wide x 4" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during lunch on Wednesday or Thursday, and one complimentary conference registration.
      • October 17, 2017
      • October 19, 2017
      • Online Signup
      Registration is closed

      Promote your organization, service or product to the Michigan museum and cultural community at the 2017 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 in Lansing at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol October 17-19. We expect 175-200 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.  

      Please send camera-ready artwork in pdf or jpg format to lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org by September 6. 

      Tote Bag Inserts

         $250

      Include your printed materials or promotional item in the conference tote bag given to all participants.  We expect to need 175-225 items and will confirm that number by mid-September. 

      • October 17, 2017
      • October 19, 2017
      • Lansing

      Sharing Our Stories:
      The Role of MI Museums 

      October 17-19, 2017

      Lansing

      Are museums important? For museum professionals, that question has an obvious answer. We are the stewards of the stories of our communities. From the objects we collect and preserve to our exhibits and programs; from the sense of place we provide and the tourism we drive— of course that is important. Of course museums are important. But that value is not always as obvious to those outside the field on whom we rely for support: our governments, our funders, and even to our visitors and communities. We need to tell our own story as well. We need to talk about how we are serving and who we are serving.

      Join us in Lansing to explore the role of Michigan museums as advocates for the communities we represent, as well as the need to advocate for the Michigan museum community.  

      Theme

      Schedule at a Glance

      Speakers and Sessions

      Events and Tours

      Hotel Information

      Sponsors

      Guest Registration (available by July 1)

      Registration Rates

      Conference registration includes all speakers, sessions, tours, and events.  

                      MMA Member                $250

                      Nonmember                   $300

                      Student                            $130

                      One-Day                           $150 

      Online registration is open through October 3. 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 (Word, fillable)

      Printable Registration form (PDF, not fillable)

      • October 17, 2017
      • October 20, 2017
      • University of Michigan


      GUEST REGISTRATION

      Michigan Museums Association
      2017 Conference

      Lansing, Michigan
      October 17-19, 2017

      Guests are welcome to join us for
      conference lunches, tours, and receptions. 

      Lunches $35

      Tours $20

      Receptions $30


      • October 17, 2017
      • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      Pre-Conference Workshop:
      Becoming a Champion for Museums

      October 17
      9:00-5:00
      Lansing

      Ultimately, an organization's true value is measured in its importance to its community. Stakeholders often learn of our impact (and engage in our work) through efforts in sharing messages about our role and importance to community life. This is part of our job description as museum professionals and is a year-round activity that extends beyond policymakers and includes your stakeholders throughout the community including friends, neighbors, donors, and members. 

      In this workshop, learn how to effectively make your case incrementally, from the basics of the process, to creating a plan to articulate message, and to engaging  stakeholders in the cause.

      The workshop will be led by Bob Beatty of Lyndhurst Group LLC.

      Cost includes morning coffee, lunch, and materials.

      Registration

      $50 Members
      $75 Non-Members

      Registration is available through October 2.

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

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

      • October 18, 2017
      • Online Signup
      • 1

      Promote your organization, service or product to the Michigan museum and cultural community at the 2017 Michigan Museums Association Conference.

      The conference will take place in Lansing at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol October 17-19. We expect 175-200 staff, volunteers, and board members from museums throughout the state to participate in the conference.

      On October 18 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. Nonprofit vendors receive one lunch ticket.

      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

      Businesses $400*

      Nonprofits         $50

      *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)


            
     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.

    Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721      lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org

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