Sharing our Stories: The Role of Michigan Museums

October 17-19, 2017
Lansing


Each year, hundreds of museum professionals  and volunteers from both peninsulas gather at the MMA Annual Conference to network and share valuable information about museums. Conference support by businesses, institutions, and individuals allows us to keep conference registration low, provide meals during the conference to support a collegial conference environment, and helps finance Michigan Museums Association's central office.  

The conference will take place in Lansing at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol October 17-19. We expect 175-200 staff, volunteers, and board members from museums throughout the state to participate in the conference.

More information about conference sponsorship, vendor, and advertising opportunities.

Vendors

Promote your organization, service or product directly to the Michigan museum and cultural community at the 2017 Michigan Museums Association Conference.

On October 18 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.  

Vendors receive a half-page ad (7" high x 4" wide) in the printed program and two lunch tickets. Vendors may also 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.  

Register to be a conference vendor

Key Sponsor Levels

  • Lake Michigan Sponsor – $3,000.00
    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 general sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, and three complimentary conference registrations.

  • Lake Michigan Sponsor – $2,000.00
    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 Wednesday or Thursday, and two complimentary conference registrations.

  • Lake Huron Sponsor – $1,000.00
    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 Wednesday or Thursday, and one complimentary conference registration.

  • Lake Eire Sponsor – $500.00
    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.

Register to be a conference sponsor

Conference Advertising

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*

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 175-225 items and will confirm that number by mid-September.  

Register to be a conference advertiser

Available Event Sponsorships

  • Newcomers Coffee (Wednesday) $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.

  • Morning Break (Wednesday) $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.
  • Wednesday Evening Reception – $3,000.00 
    Conference attendees will gather at the Michigan Historical Center to visit the museum. Event includes a Meet and Greet with state legislators.
    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 general sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, and three complimentary conference registrations.

  • Pub Crawl (Wednesday) - $500
    Attendees will enjoy some of Lansing’s local watering holes. This is one of the most popular events of the conference. 
    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 Two Keynote  (Thursday)  - $750
    A featured speaker with will inform and inspire conference participants with a presentation related to the conference them "Sharing our Stories: The Role of Michigan Museums". Speaker to be announced.
    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 half page ad in the printed program (7" wide x 4" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, and remarks during the keynote session.

  • Morning Break (Wednesday) $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 (Thursday) $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 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 Wednesday or Thursday, 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 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.

  • Media Charging Station $250
    Conference attendees can recharge phones, laptops, and other devices in a secure, staffed area.
    Sponsorship includes your name on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a thank you on our social media accounts, and a quarter page ad in the printed program (3 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high).

Register to be a conference sponsor.



 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.

 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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