Building Museums™ Registration

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More information on registration for the 2022 Symposium will be released this fall.

Registration for the Symposium opens in December 2021.

Rates for 2021

Below are last year’s rates for the Symposium as well as last year’s final program with session descriptions.

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

Information on volunteering will becoming available this fall.

Questions? Contact

Volunteer opportunities typically include:

  • Handing out evaluations and serving as breakout room steward
  • Staffing conference registration
  • Serving as a tour contact person
  • 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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