Small Museum Association

    Small Museums Working Together


Registration opens on Friday, November 24th. Everyone who attends the conference will receive a one-year complimentary membership to the Small Museum Association. Learn more about membership here. Advanced registration will close Friday, February 2nd, 2018. After that point, registration rates increase by 20%.

Hotel Registration
The conference is being held at The Hotel at the University of Maryland, 7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD,  and we are offering a special discounted rate to our attendees. It is $109 a night for single and double rooms, $119 a night for a triple and $129 a night for a quad. Please call to reserve your room at 1-844-954-6835 and mention the Small Museum Association conference to get the discounted rate.  Reservation cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to avoid a room charge of one night. Please note: Room block rates end February 6th. Reservations after that day for a room will increase in price and a room may not be guaranteed in The Hotel. 

There are different registration instructions for vendors, speakers, and other conference attendees. If you are a speaker, please carefully read the information below before registering.

2018 SMA Conference Advanced Registration Rates

   Advanced Rate until Friday, February 2, 2018  After Feb 2
 Full Registration  $185 (includes all sessions Sun-Tues and all meals)  $220
 Student Registration  $160 (includes all sessions Sun-Tues and all meals, please email a copy of your ID)  $190
 Sunday Only Registration  $50 (includes Sunday sessions and the wine & cheese reception)  $60
 Monday Only Registration  $140 (includes all sessions Sun-Mon and meals Monday)  $165
 Tuesday Only Registration  $75  (includes all sessions Tues and breakfast)  $90
 Banquet Only  $50  (the Monday-evening Banquet is a highlight of the SMA conference)  $55
 Full Guest Meals Package  $145 (all meals Monday and Tuesday)  $170

Click on the appropriate link below to register.

Attendee Registration Speaker Registration Vendor Registration

Questions? Email our Conference Registrar, Kelsey Ransick, at

To cancel a registration please contact the registrar at Registrations cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to the conference will be refunded at 50%. Cancellations after this time will not receive a refund.

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