Building Museums™ 2021

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Conference Dates

Ready, Aim, Build | February 25-26, 2021

Virtual Conference | March 1-4, 2021

AIA Continuing Education Units will be available to those that attend the full, live conference. You must attend sessions live to receive credit.

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Attendee Registration

Registration for regular attendees, sponsors, and committee members.


Presenter and Volunteer Registration

Registration for session presenters and conference volunteers.

Applications for the Ready, Aim, Build Workshop are now closed

Ready Aim Build, is a 3.5 hour workshop with breaks, to be held February 25-26, 2021 . The workshop is ONLY for museum professionals this year, no employees of corporate firms will be able to attend.

Program and Registration

Early bird rates last until January 31, 2021. Regular rates begin February 1, 2021.

Building Museums 2021 Registration Rates
Early Bird Regular One Day Only Ready Aim Build (in addition to registration cost)
For people employed at museums
Members of MAAM and Other Regional Museum Associations $50.00 $75.00 $25.00 $25.00
Non-member museum personnel $75.00 $99.00 $35.00 $35.00
For those from Corporate Members and Industry Partner Firms
Members of MAAM and Other Regional Museum Associations $75.00 $99.00 $45.00
Non-member industry partner $99.00 $125.00 $55.00
Members: Museum Profs $25.00 Free on date session is presented
Non-Member: Museum Profs $35.00 Free on date session is presented
Members: Industry Partner $45.00 Free on date session is presented
Non-member: Industry Partner $55.00 Free on date session is presented
Students (with .edu)
Members $25.00
Non-Members $35.00
Volunteers + In-Kind Supporters
Conference Volunteers Free
Committee Members (Planning, Program, Buildy, Sponsorship, Virtual Planning) Free
Institutions or Firms Offering Virtual Tours
Free for 1 person from team, $25 for additional persons associated with museum or project

Volunteer Opportunities

The volunteer application is now closed.

Questions? Contact

Assisting with technology in breakout sessions

Assisting with technology in networking breaks

Social media journalists

Newsletter journalists

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.


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,, 607-431-8248

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


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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