Getting Ready for the 2018 MANY Annual Conference!

Visioning Change
April 8-10, 2018
Rochester, New York 
Registration Opens JANUARY 16!
Early Bird Registration: JANUARY 16 - FEBRUARY 16
2018 Conference Registration Rates:
  • Early-Bird MANY Member: $225
  • Early-Bird Non-MANY Member: $250
  • Finger Lakes Economic Development Region Non-Profit Employee: $200
  • Presenter/Award of Merit Recipient: $185
  • Full-time Student: $150
Registration Includes:
25 sessions and coffee talks, two breakfasts, a lunch, opening reception, the keynote address, and Conference Capstones.
Information about about special dinners, the signature cocktail event, the Most Fun Part of the Conference at the Strong National Museum of Play and Rochester downtown dining options coming soon! 
Join MANY today to take advantage of the member discount on conference and event registration.

Help Cover Your Expenses
MANY's annual conference is eligible for NYSCA professional development grants. See how NYSCA can help support your conference attendance! 

Saturday Pre-Conference Workshops at Genesee Country Village & Museum

Join us for hands-on, pre-conference workshops at Genesee Country Village!
Pre-Conference Registration Rates:
  • MANY Members: $75
  • Non-Members: $85
Price includes round-trip shuttle transportation from the conference hotel, Hyatt Regency Rochester, workshop materials, lunch, and closing reception.
Sponsored by Rochester Area Community Foundation

Sunday Sessions, Keynote Address and Opening Reception at George Eastman Museum

Conference registration opens at 11 AM at George Eastman House; sessions will begin at 1 PM after a food truck round up for lunch. 
At 3:30 keynote speaker James Hackney, Senior Director of Development, Yale Divinity School and will present Change: Make or Become; What Will It Be? In today's world, change happens if we cause it or if it outside forces pushes it on us.  How do we learn to embrace it and cause the change we want to see in our lives together? Jim has served on the Board of Directors for the AAM, for the Center for the Future of Museums, was past president of the Art Museum Development Association and served as a Trustee of the American Craft Council.  

The Most Fun Part of the Conference

The Strong National Museum of Play will host the "Most Fun Part of the Conference" after a full day of sessions. Conference attendees can look forward to exclusive access to the museum for dinner, dance, and play!

Conference Lodging

Conference attendees get a discounted rate of $134/night at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency in downtown Rochester. To make your reservation, use the link here or call 888-421-1442 and reference you are staying for the Museum Association of New York event. The deadline to make a reservation at the discounted rate is March 7, 2018.