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    • January 01, 2018
    • October 01, 2018
    • Online Signup
    Register

    Promote your organization, service or product to the Michigan museum and cultural community at the 2018 Michigan Museums Association (MMA) Conference.

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

    The conference will take place at the Dearbon Inn in Dearborn, October 28-30.  We expect 200-250 staff, volunteers, and board members from museums throughout the state to participate in the conference.

    Sponsorship Opportunities Available

    Key Sponsorships

    • Presenting Sponsor – $5,000
      Includes your logo featured on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, two personalized thank yous 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 Monday and Tuesday, and five complimentary conference registrations.

    • Lake Superior Sponsor $3,000
      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 Monday or Tuesday, and three complimentary conference registrations.

    • Lake Michigan Sponsor – $2,000
      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 Monday or Tuesday, and two complimentary conference registrations.

    • Lake Huron Sponsor – $1,000
      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 Monday or Tuesday, and one complimentary conference registration.
    Event Sponsorships
    • Opening Reception (Sunday) – $3,000
      The conference kicks off on Sunday, October 28 with a gathering at the Arab American National Museum. Light refreshments will be served.
      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 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 Monday or Tuesday, and three complimentary conference registrations.

    • Newcomers Coffee (Monday) $500
      First-time conference attendees will have the chance to mingle with the MMA Board of Directors and other members of the Michigan museums community.
      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.
    • Day One Keynote  (Monday)  - $2000
      A featured speaker with will inform and inspire conference participants with a presentation related to the conference theme of leadership. Speaker to be announced.
      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 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 Monday or Tuesday, and two complimentary conference registrations.

    • Tours (Monday) $1000
      Conference Participants will be shuttled to various local museums and locations for special featured and behind-the-scenes tours.
      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 Monday, and one complimentary conference registration.
    • Monday Evening Reception – $3,000
      Conference attendees will gather at The Henry Ford Museum of Innovation for a reception amidst one of the greatest historical collections in the country. 
      Sponsorship 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 reception, and three complimentary conference registrations.

    • Day Two Keynote  (Tuesday)  - $2000
      A featured speaker with will inform and inspire conference participants with a presentation related to the conference theme of leadership. Speaker to be announced.
      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 full page ad in the printed program (7 1/2" wide x 10" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks at the keynote, and two complimentary conference registrations.

    • Morning Break (Tuesday) $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 (Tuesday) $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 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.

    • Closing Reception (Tuesday) $2000
      The conference wraps up with a lovely evening reception at Fair Lane: The Henry Ford Estate.
      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 the reception, and one complimentary conference registration.

    Ongoing

    • Tote Bag with Logo $500
      Each conference participant will receive a tote bag with conference information, sponsor promotional material, and other swag. These are still in use long after the conference—your logo will be seen by hundreds!
      Sponsorship includes your logo on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts and signage at the conference.
      • June 09, 2018
      • 2:00 PM
      • Grand Rapids
      • 35
      Register


      Saturday, June 9

      2:00p.m. 

      Hosted by the 
      Grand Rapids Public Museum
      Grand Rapids

      Join local museum colleagues and MMA members for a new networking opportunity through the MMA Emerging Professionals Colleague Circle. We’ll be meeting at the Grand Rapids Public Museum for a tour of their exhibits for a special (extremely discounted) rate!

      After touring with the education team of the Grand Rapids Public Museum, join our group for introductions and further networking at the New Holland Knickerbocker Brewery (just a block from the museum). Libations and food will be available to purchase, and the conversation should be great as well!

      Registration is $3 per person and closes June 5.

      Space is limited!

      This event is a partnership between the
      Michigan Museums Association Emerging Professionals Colleague Circle
      and the
      Michigan Emerging Museum Professionals


      • June 19, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Holland
      • 25
      Register


      ABCs of Collections Management 
      Tuesday, June 19
      Holland Armory hosted by the Holland Museum
      Holland

      How do we create a collections policy?  How do we document donations of artifacts and what should you say – and not say – and do for your donors?  We have bugs and rodents; what do we do?  What are agents of deterioration?  How do we number artifacts?  What forms should my museum develop to ensure we comply with collections’ legal issues?  

      If you have ever asked any of these questions, the ABCs of Collections Management is the perfect workshop for you. You’ll spend a day with collections experts, who will present invaluable information about collections policies and collections management; handling and moving artifacts; agents of deterioration; good housekeeping; displaying and sorting collections; and much more.  Have all your questions answered!

      The workshop will be led by Megan McAdow of The Ruth Mott Foundation/Applewood Estate. 

      Cost includes lunch and materials.

      Registration

      $25 Members
      $50 Non-Members
      Registration is available through June 11.

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

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

      • June 25, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Dowagiac
      • 30
      Register

      Monday, June 25

      Noon 

      Hosted by the 
      Dowagiac Area History Museum
      Dowagiac

      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 June 17.

      Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

      • June 27, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Royal Oak
      • 30
      Register

      Wednesday, June 27

      Noon 

      Hosted by the 
      Royal Oak Historical Society Museum
      Royal Oak

      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 June 19.

      Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

      • July 12, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Midland
      • 30
      Register

      Thursday, July 12

      Noon 

      Hosted by the 
      Dow Gardens
      Midland

      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 July 5.

      Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

      • August 06, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Jackson
      • 30
      Register

      Monday, August 6

      Noon 

      Hosted by the
      Ella Sharp Museum
      Jackson

      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 July 30.

      Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

      • August 07, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Flint
      • 30
      Register

      Tuesday, August 7

      Noon 

      Hosted by the
      Flint Children's Museum
      Flint

      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 July 30.

      Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

      • August 08, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Big Rapids
      • 30

      Wednesday, August 8

      Noon 

      Hosted by the
      Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
      Big Rapids

      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 July 31.

      Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the luncheon.

      • August 27, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Detroit
      • 25
      Register
      POW Detroit
      Making Great Exhibits (With Not So Great Budgets)
      Monday, August 27

      Internationally recognized exhibit developer Paul Orselli presents a fun and fast-paced workshop designed to highlight budget-stretching tips and techniques for creating memorable visitor experiences at any type (or size) of museum.

      Workshop participants will work together on practical prototyping experiences and discover the key elements of the best interactive exhibits. We will also take what we’ve learned into the galleries of the host institution, the Detroit Historical Society, for a “Museum Makeover.”

      The workshop will be led by Paul Orselli of POW!.

      Cost includes lunch and materials.

      Registration

      $100 Members
      $150 Non-Members
      Registration is available through August 19.

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

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

      • October 28, 2018
      • October 30, 2018
      • Online Signup
      • 7
      Register

      Promote your organization, service or product to the Michigan museum and cultural community at the 2018 Michigan Museums Association Conference.

      The conference will take place at the Dearborn Innn October 28-30. We expect 200-250 staff, volunteers, and board members from museums throughout the state to participate in the conference.

      On October 29 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. 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 $400*

      *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)

      • October 28, 2018
      • October 30, 2018
      • Online Signup
      Register

      Promote your organization, service or product to the Michigan museum and cultural community at the 2018 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 at the Dearborn Inn, October 28-30. We expect 200-250 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.  

      Tote Bag Inserts

         $250

      Include your printed materials or promotional item in the conference tote bag given to all participants.  We expect to need 225-250 items and will confirm that number by early-Ocotber. 


            
     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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