Building Museums™ FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please note that FAQ’s below are from our March 2021 Symposium. More FAQ’s on the 2022 will be released in fall.

I’ve been laid off and/or my budget has been cut significantly this year. Is there a way I can attend for free? Yes! Complete a short application to be entered into our Building Museums™ lottery. Our sponsors this year are supporting a number of free registrations from this lottery pool. Apply here.

I am a MAAM member. How do I register to receive my discount? Select “MAAM Member” in ticket options. Questions? Contact info@midatlanticmuseums.org

I am a member of another regional association, how do I receive my discount? Select the “MAAM Member” ticket type. MAAM is granting discounts to members of the New England Museums Association (NEMA), Association of Midwest Museums (AMM), Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC), Mountain Plains Museum Association (MPMA) and Western Museums Association (WMA)

I am a speaker and I plan to attend only on the day that I am speaking. How do I register? Contact us at info@midatlanticmuseums.org to register.

Will I be included in the attendee directory that is sent out to all attendees prior to the conference? Yes, you will receive a directory 1 week before the conference. Sponsors will receive the directory up to 4 weeks prior to the conference.

I have a “complimentary” registration because I am an exhibitor, a host site, or a volunteer. How do I register? Email director@midatlanticmuseums.org to register.

Will sessions be recorded and made available after the conference? Yes, about 2 weeks after the conference concludes.

Code of Conduct

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment free of bias and intimidation at all of our in-person and virtual events. In accordance with federal and state laws and with non-profit best practices, MAAM expressly prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, physicality, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran, or any other protected classification.

Discriminatory or harassing behavior by or towards any staff, volunteer, contractor, member, fellow, presenter, participant, vendor, or other person participating in MAAM programs or activities will not be tolerated.

Reporting

Anyone who experiences or witnesses any violation of MAAM’s Code of Conduct should report the incident to MAAM’s Executive Director or a member of the Board of Directors as soon as possible.

If you witness sexual harassment or assault, respond first to the affected person’s needs and safety. Support that person if they choose to report the incident but respect their decision to report or not report.

Averie Shaughnessy-Comfort, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, director@midatlanticmuseums.org, 607-431-8248

MAAM is not an adjudicating body. However, MAAM will receive complaints to support addressing grievances associated with MAAM programs and activities.

Consequences

MAAM is committed to enforcing this code of conduct at all levels of its organization. Unacceptable behavior will result in immediate removal from MAAM message boards, chats, Facebook groups, Discord/Slack channels, and the Building Museums™ Virtual Symposium and MAAM Membership without refund.

MAAM reserves the right to prohibit participation in future programs and activities as well as the right to rescind association awards, fellowships, and/or and revoking or prohibiting membership.

Registration Cancellation Policy and Refunds

If you need to cancel your registration, we will provide a refund of the ticket price, less a processing fee, up to 7 days prior to the start of Building Museums™.  We must receive your refund request in writing, by email, or in a written statement through WildApricot no later than 7 days prior to the start of Building Museums™ explaining the need for a refund.

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