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2023 Annual Conference
Finding Center: Access, Inclusion, Participation, and Engagement
April 15 - 18, 2023 | Syracuse, NY

Registration Levels

 Early Bird MANY Member (January 23 - February 10)  $275
 Early Bird Non-Member (January 23 - February 10)  $300
 MANY Member (February 11 - March 31)  $325
 Non-Member (February 11 - March 31)  $375
 Full-time Student  $225
 Award of Distinction Recipient  $225
 Presenter  $225
 Central NY Non-Profit Employee*  $275
 Walk-in Registration (April 1 - 15)  $395

*Museum professionals living or working at a museum located in the NYS REDC Central NY Region –Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego counties.

Registration includes:

→ Sunday opening reception and keynote

→ Monday breakfast and lunch

→ Tuesday breakfast

→ Coffee breaks

Click here to register

The New York State Council on the Arts announced professional development scholarships for museum professionals. Click here to learn more. Deadline to apply to February 21. 

Conference Cancellation Policy

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

If you cancel your registration before Friday 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. No refunds will be issued on special event tickets (Sunday brunch and dinner and Monday dinner) at any point due to restaurants and caterers requiring payment in advance; you are welcome to give or sell them to a colleague attending the conference.

Special event purchases are non refundable; restaurants and caterers require payment in advance.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay by check?

Yes! When you complete your registration, simply choose the “Invoice Me” option. If you select a "Early bird" registration rate, payment must be postmarked no later than February 10. All other registration payments must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2023 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

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.

What is the latest COVID-19 Policy?

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. 

Click here to read our updated COVID-19 Safety Policy for In-Person Events.

Click here for more FAQ's 

Or email or call 518-273-3400


All conference facilities are wheelchair accessible and ASL Interpretation will be provided upon request. Please contact us at or 518-273-3400

Conference Code of Conduct

The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming conference experience for all participants. All attendees are expected to follow this Code of Conduct, which applies to all pre-conference workshops, concurrent sessions, special events, and capstone experiences.

Compliance with the Code of Conduct is expected from all conference participants; including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, staff, organizers, contractors, volunteers, exhibitors, and sponsors.

Click here to read

Video/Photography Policy

By registering for and attending our Annual Conference, Finding Center: Access, Inclusion, Participation, and Engagement 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.

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. 

265 River Street
Troy, NY 12180 USA

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