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    • February 08, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • American Museum of Natural History
    • 8

    Join MANY and your NYC museum colleagues for a roundtable discussion exploring issues in the museum field focused on The Post-Pandemic Museum and meet-up with tours of the Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals and Northwest Coast Hall at the American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday, February 8 from 5 to 7:30 PM.

    This event is free; advance registration required. Light refreshments are included.

    This NYC Meet-Up and Roundtable Discussion: Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Museum is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. 

    • April 15, 2023
    • April 18, 2023
    • Syracuse Marriott Downtown

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

    Conference Registration

    Registration Process

    Please use our step-by-step instructions below to register for the 2023 conference. 

    1. Please review the descriptions of the conference workshops, sessions, special events, and capstone experiences before you begin registration.

    Click here to see the conference schedule and read session and special event descriptions.

    All pre-conference workshops, special events, and capstone experiences require advance registration.

    You will be asked to select which conference sessions you are most likely to attend. You will not be held to these choices, but it helps MANY staff determine session rooms based on these responses.

    2. Before you begin your registration, log into your MANY profile. Your username is your email address. If you forgot your password, there will be an option to reset it. If you do not have a MANY profile, you will be prompted to create one as part of your registration process. 

    You can check your MANY membership status here and click here to renew to access the MANY member rate. If you have any questions or difficulties, please email us at info@nysmuseums.org.

    3. If you are a presenter or an Award of Distinction recipient, please use the code provided to you by MANY staff to register under the Presenter/Award Recipient registration type.

    Didn't get a code? Email conference@nysmuseums.org

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Can I pay by check?

    Yes–when you complete your registration, simply choose the “Invoice Me” option. Early bird registration checks must be postmarked by February 10 and all 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

    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 info@nysmuseums.org 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 conference@nysmuseums.org 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 breakfast 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! Include them under "guest registration" when you register for the conference and enter their contact information. You can then select which special event they would like to attend. 

    7. 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.

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

    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 the Conference Code of Conduct.


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

    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 conference@nysmuseums.org. 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. 

    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.

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April 11, 2022 Corning Dine Out–Monday
April 10, 2022 Corning Dine Out–Sunday
April 09, 2022 Envisioning Our Museums for the Seventh Generation 2022 Annual Conference
April 01, 2022 2022 Annual Meeting
December 02, 2021 Tell Your Story and Make Your Case - Capital Region
November 16, 2021 Tell Your Story and Make Your Case - Central NY
November 10, 2021 Tell Your Story and Make Your Case - Southern Tier
November 09, 2021 Partnership Forum - Southern Tier
November 04, 2021 Partnership Forum - Long Island
November 03, 2021 Tell Your Story and Make Your Case - Long Island
October 28, 2021 Tell Your Story and Make Your Case - New York City
October 27, 2021 Partnership Forum - New York City
October 21, 2021 Tell Your Story and Make Your Case - Mohawk Valley
October 20, 2021 Partnership Forum - Mohawk Valley
October 14, 2021 Tell Your Story and Make Your Case - Finger Lakes
October 13, 2021 Partnership Forum - Finger Lakes
October 08, 2021 IMLS Funding Opportunities Webinar
October 07, 2021 Tell Your Story and Make Your Case - North Country
October 06, 2021 Partnership Forum - North Country
September 28, 2021 The Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore
September 23, 2021 Tell Your Story and Make Your Case - Mid-Hudson
September 22, 2021 Partnership Forum - Mid-Hudson
September 14, 2021 Tell Your Story and Make Your Case - Western NY
September 13, 2021 Partnership Forum - Western NY
June 25, 2021 Serving New York's Collecting Institutions: The DHPSNY Initiative
May 21, 2021 Social Media Café
May 14, 2021 Putting the 'Us' in Museums
May 07, 2021 Crowdsourcing, Community and the Challenge of Institutional Leadership
April 23, 2021 Partnership As Strategy: A Leadership Conversation
April 16, 2021 2021 Annual Meeting
March 26, 2021 March Virtual Meet-Up
March 12, 2021 Presentation of the REALM Project Research for Museums
February 25, 2021 Webinar: Documenting the COVID-19 Pandemic
February 19, 2021 February Virtual Meet-Up
January 22, 2021 Virtual Meet-Up: Where Are We Now?
December 14, 2020 Virtual Tour: NYS Capitol Building
December 11, 2020 Essential Work in the Cultural Field: Public Spaces
December 07, 2020 Virtual Tour & Discussion: Innovations in Museum Practice: Tang Teaching Museum
December 04, 2020 Essential Work in the Cultural Field: Mental Health
November 23, 2020 Virtual Tour: Erie Canal's Locks and Infrastructure
November 20, 2020 Digital Communications: More Than Marketing
November 19, 2020 Special Event: Albany Ale Tasting
November 16, 2020 Virtual Tour & Discussion: Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site: Exploring Multiple Perspectives
November 13, 2020 Essential Work in the Cultural Field: Preserving Community Culture
November 10, 2020 Russell Shorto: Creating a Dutch Colonial Heritage Hudson Valley Tourism Experience
November 09, 2020 Virtual Tour: New York State Education Building
November 06, 2020 Essential Work in the Cultural Field: Food In/Security
November 02, 2020 Virtual Tour: NYS Museum's New Netherland Collections
October 30, 2020 Essential Work in the Cultural Field: Housing Access
October 26, 2020 Virtual Tour: The Van Ostrande-Radliff House
October 23, 2020 Virtual Programming: Making Meaningful Connections
October 19, 2020 Virtual Tour: Ten Broeck Mansion
October 05, 2020 Checking Your Closets: Incorporating Queer Narratives in Historic House Museums
September 25, 2020 Web Design: Prioritizing What Matters
March 28, 2020 2020 Museum & Folk Art Forum
November 13, 2019 Hudson Valley Meet-Up
November 13, 2019 Hudson Valley Access and Identity Workshop
November 06, 2019 Long Island Meet Up
November 06, 2019 Long Island Access and Identity Workshop
October 29, 2019 NYC Meet Up
October 24, 2019 Capital Region Meet Up
October 24, 2019 Capital Region Access and Identity Workshop
October 23, 2019 Southern Tier Meet Up
October 23, 2019 Southern Tier Access and Identity Workshop
October 15, 2019 Central Region Meet Up
September 24, 2019 Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore
September 23, 2019 North Country Meet Up
September 11, 2019 Western NY Meet Up
September 11, 2019 Western NY Access and Identity Workshop
September 04, 2019 Finger Lakes Meet Up
August 28, 2019 Mohawk Valley Meet Up
May 20, 2019 New York Museums Meet-Up at AAM
April 07, 2019 Access & Identity 2019 Annual Conference
February 25, 2019 2019 Museums Advocacy Day
January 12, 2019 New York State's Great Places & Spaces
November 16, 2018 Long Island Re-Visioning Change Workshop
November 15, 2018 Long Island MANY Meet-Up
November 13, 2018 Mohawk Valley MANY Meet-Up
November 13, 2018 Risk Management for Collections Workshop
October 26, 2018 Capital Region Re-Visioning Change Workshop
October 22, 2018 Southern Tier MANY Meet-Up
October 22, 2018 Southern Tier Re-Visioning Change Workshop
October 16, 2018 New York City MANY Meet-Up
October 11, 2018 Western Region MANY Meet-Up
October 10, 2018 Central Region MANY Meet-Up
October 04, 2018 Mid-Hudson MANY Meet-Up
September 26, 2018 Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore
September 20, 2018 North Country MANY Meet-Up
September 14, 2018 Mid-Hudson Re-Visioning Change Workshop
September 06, 2018 Finger Lakes MANY Meet-Up
August 30, 2018 Capital Region MANY Meet-Up
June 06, 2018 6/6 Webinar: MANY's Website 101
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May 02, 2018 The Decorative Arts Trust's Spring 2018 Symposium; The Upper Hudson: Four Centuries of Craft and Commerce
April 08, 2018 "Visioning Change" 2018 Annual Conference
February 26, 2018 AAM Museums Advocacy Day
February 12, 2018 New York City MANY Meet Up
September 06, 2017 Fall 2017 MANY Meet Ups

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