Frequently Asked Questions

Conversation bubbles with FAQEvery year, we get a lot of questions about different aspects of the annual conference. Below is that list, grouped by topic, and we will continue to add relevant questions with answers as needed. If you have questions, please reach out to the MMA staff


How do I register for the Conference?

  • You can register online at this link. To get member rates, you much be logged in to your member account.

I work for a museum that has a museum membership. How do I get the member rate?

  • If you are not already added to the account, please have your museum add you either through the admin at the museum or by contacting MMA staff. To add people to an account, the account administrator can login and follow the prompts to add contacts. Or the admin can send MMA the name, emails addresses and titles of the people to be added to the account. Once the members are added, they can login on their own to register. 
  • If you are already on the museum's account, you only need to log in to get access to the member rate. 

How do I register multiple staff?

  • Because there are questions and permissions for everyone registering for the conference, we would prefer that everyone register themselves. 

Can I get an invoice for all of our museums staff and pay at once?

  • Yes. To get a combined invoice for multiple staff, contact the MMA office. Please let us know if you plan to pay with a check or online with a credit card. 

Travel and Transportation

Where do I park my car?

  • The Monday and Wednesday activities take place throughout Flint, so parking varies. We will send you specific information about those locations closer to the conference. 
  • There will be free parking at the conference center on Tuesday. 

Is there a bus to the evening events?

  • We do not provide transportation to the evening events, but we do set up a "carpool meet-up" time and location so people can ride together. 

Why is there a Code of Conduct and Media Use Policy?

  • MMA aims to be an accepting and inclusive environment for everyone so we ask that you agree to the conference code of conduct when registering. We also ask for your permission so we can use images from the conference for promotional purposes. View the policy.

Why are there additional charges for some of the Monday and Wednesday activities? 

  • We have made sure to have free drop-in activities during every activity time so all conference participants have no cost options on both days. 
  • Some of the Monday and Wednesday activities have costs assosiated with them, so we charge to cover those expenses. 
  • The rest of the activities have a $15 fee to help ensure that people attend the activities they sign up for. All of these activities involve a considerable time committment on the part of the presenters, coordinators, and volunteers. Many of the activities also have a participation "cap" and people who want to attend are not able. So we want to make sure that for these activities, people who sign up, show up. We think charging a fee helps. Last year we charged $10, but there were still many no-shows so we raised the amount to $15 this year. Any net income from the activity fees are split with the venue/hosts. 

Overnight Accomodations

Where is the conference hotel? 

There is no specific hotel for the conference this year, though a block of rooms has been reserved for us at the Hiton Garden Inn. See the Hotel tab for more information.

The Explore Flint & Genesee website has information about other hotels and accomoadations in the area. 


What meals are included in my conference registration?

  • The opening reception at the Sloan Museum of Discovery on October 23 will have beverages and light hors d'oeuvres.
  • Food during the day on Tuesday, October 24 include light break items in the morning (with coffee), a buffet lunch with the business meeting, and a treats during the museum café. 
  • The reception at the Flint Institure of Arts on October 24 will have light appetizers and beverages.
  • There will be snacks and beverages available for purchase at Trivia at Churchill's on Tuesday, October 24.
  •  Wrappy Hour will be at Tenancity Brewing and there will be food and beer available. 

Where can I eat near the Conference Center? 

  • The Hilton Garden Inn has two dining options onsite including Sauce Italian American Kitchen and Simmer Rooftop Lounge (weather dependent). Downtown Flint has a variety of walkable restaurants. 

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    The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council

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