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What to know before you register

Our registration form has step by step instructions to register you and your guests for the 2024 annual conference.

Before you begin, log into your MANY profile. If you don’t have a MANY profile, you will be prompted to create one as part of your registration process.

Not sure if your membership is up to date?

Log into your MANY profile to check your membership status or email or call the MANY office at 518-273-3400.

If you are a Presenter or Award of Distinction recipient please use the code provided to you by MANY staff to register.

Didn’t get a code? Email

The conference schedule and special events are still being finalized. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I pay by check?

Yes–when you complete your registration, simply choose the “Invoice Me” option. Early bird registrations must be paid by February 16 and all payments must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2024 or you will be charged the walk-in registration rate.

Checks should be made out to “Museum Association of New York” and mailed to 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

2. How can I register additional people from my organization?

Each individual attending the conference needs to register separately.

3. I am a MANY member but the discount is not available…

Please make sure you are logged into your MANY Profile. If you are unsure of your username (email) or password, please contact us via email or call us at 518-273-3400.

4. I am a Presenter or Award of Distinction recipient and I need to register at the Presenter/Award Recipient level but do not have the code.

Please check your email for the registration code. If you can’t find the original email, please email or call us and we will resend the code.

5. What is included in my registration?

Conference registration includes the Sunday opening reception, breakfast and lunch on Monday, two coffee breaks, and lunch on Tuesday. Saturday pre-conference workshops and special events are an additional fee. Tuesday capstone experiences are free with advance registration required. 

6. Can I bring a guest to a special event?

Yes! If you would like to purchase an additional ticket for a guest, please email

7. How do I get to Albany?

By plane: Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for the Museum Association of New York. Click here to book flights or you can call Delta Meeting Network at 1-800-328-1111 Monday - Friday 8 AM - 6:30 PM EST and refer to Meeting Event Code NM3BV

By train: Albany has a convenient Amtrak station.

By car: Albany is four hours from Buffalo, two hours from Syracuse and 2.5 hours from NYC. The hotel has a garage and conference attendees will receive discounted parking at $10 per night.

8. Will MANY require proof of vaccination or require any mask-wearing?

With the safety of our colleagues foremost in mind, conference attendees are asked to adhere to the CDC and New York State Department of Health guidelines for safe gatherings. The requirements mandated by the host site where the gathering will take place will prevail if they are more stringent than the guidelines offered by the CDC, New York State Department of Health, or MANY.

MANY will rely on the host organization in the administration of those requirements and will notify all attendees of those requirements.

These requirements may include wearing masks appropriately, practicing social distancing, practicing practical sanitation procedures, and any other safe gathering guidelines in place at the time of the conference. 

Conference Cancellation Policy

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

If you cancel your registration before Monday April 1, that request must be made in writing via email to 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. 

Special event ticket purchases are non-refundable; restaurants and caterers require payment in advance. You are welcome to give or sell them to a colleague attending the conference.

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

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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Troy, NY 12180 USA

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