At a Glance

October 23

9 am - 4 pm Workshops, Tours & Activities

6:30 pm  Opening Reception

October 24

8:00 am Member Community Coffees

9:00 am General Session and

10:30 am Break

11:00 am  Concurrent Sessions

11:45 am Break

12:00 pm Annual Business Meeting
and Lunch

1:45 pm Concurrent Sessions

2:30 pm Break

3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

3:45 pm Museum Café

5:30 pm Reception

8:00 pm Trivia

October 25 

9 am - 4 pm Workshops, Tours & Activities

4:00 pm Wrap-up Happy Hour



Most conference related activities on October 24 will take place at the Riverfront Conference Center located at 1 Riverfront Plaza, Flint, MI 48502.

Activities on Monday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 25 will take place throughout Flint. For more information, visit the conference FAQ page. 

Workshops, Tours & Activities

Monday and Wednesday of the conference provide opportunities for small groups of attendees to participate together in workshops, tours, and activities. If you or your organization is interested in proposing an offering, please click here. 

Member Community Coffees

MMA Member communities are groups of members that connect on a regular basis around a professional development goal. Each community will host a table where they can connect in real life and new people who may be interested in knowing more or joining can meet them. 

Museum Café

This session provides the opportunity for short, small-group discussions about a variety of topics.

Evening Events

Join conference participants in the evening to connect, explore and celebrate. Included in conference registration.

Kick off the conference with the opening reception at the totally re-imagined, re-built Sloan Museum of Discovery.

Join your colleagues for an evening of fun and fellowship at the Tuesday evening reception at the Flint Institute of Arts.

Annual Meeting

Join the MMA Board of Directors for a "State of the Association" report from the board on October 24 at 12 pm.


Diana Abouali 

Director, Arab American National Museum

Finding Purpose Without Losing Sleep: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Running a Community-Based Museum

2024 Conference Partners

The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council

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Cheboygan, MI 49721

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