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Finding Center: Access, Inclusion, Participation, and Engagement 2023 Annual Conference

  • April 15, 2023
  • April 18, 2023
  • Syracuse Marriott Downtown


(depends on selected options)

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Finding Center: Access, Inclusion, Participation, and Engagement
April 15 - 18, 2023 | Syracuse, NY

Conference Registration

Registration Process

Please use our step-by-step instructions below to register for the 2023 conference. 

1. Please review the descriptions of the conference workshops, sessions, special events, and capstone experiences before you begin registration.

Click here to see the conference schedule and read session and special event descriptions.

All pre-conference workshops, special events, and capstone experiences require advance registration.

You will be asked to select which conference sessions you are most likely to attend. You will not be held to these choices, but it helps MANY staff determine session rooms based on these responses.

2. Before you begin your registration, log into your MANY profile. Your username is your email address. If you forgot your password, there will be an option to reset it. If you do not have a MANY profile, you will be prompted to create one as part of your registration process. 

You can check your MANY membership status here and click here to renew to access the MANY member rate. If you have any questions or difficulties, please email us at

3. If you are a presenter or an Award of Distinction recipient, please use the code provided to you by MANY staff to register under the Presenter/Award Recipient registration type.

Didn't get a code? Email

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I pay by check?

Yes–when you complete your registration, simply choose the “Invoice Me” option. Early bird registration checks must be postmarked by February 10 and all payments must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2023 or you will be charged the walk-in registration rate.

Checks should be made out to “Museum Association of New York” and mailed to 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

2. How can I register additional people from my organization?

Each individual attending the conference needs to register separately.

3. I am a MANY member but the discount is not available…

Please make sure you are logged into your MANY Profile. If you are unsure of your username (email) or password, please contact us via email or call us at 518-273-3400.

4. I am a Presenter or Award of Distinction recipient and I need to register at the Presenter/Award Recipient level but do not have the code.

Please check your email for the registration code. If you can’t find the original email, please email or call us and we will resend the code.

5. What is included in my registration?

Conference registration includes the Sunday opening reception, breakfast and lunch on Monday, two coffee breaks, and breakfast on Tuesday. Saturday pre-conference workshops and special events are an additional fee. Tuesday capstone experiences are free with advance registration required.

6. Can I bring a guest to a special event?

Yes! If you would like to purchase an additional ticket for a guest, please email

7. Will MANY require proof of vaccination or require any mask-wearing?

With the safety of our colleagues foremost in mind, conference attendees are asked to adhere to the CDC and New York State Department of Health guidelines for safe gatherings. The requirements mandated by the host site where the gathering will take place will prevail if they are more stringent than the guidelines offered by the CDC, New York State Department of Health, or MANY.

MANY will rely on the host organization in the administration of those requirements and will notify all attendees of those requirements.

These requirements may include wearing masks appropriately, practicing social distancing, practicing practical sanitation procedures, and any other safe gathering guidelines in place at the time of the conference.

Click here to read our updated COVID-19 Safety Policy for In-Person Events.

Conference Code of Conduct

The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming conference experience for all participants. All attendees are expected to follow this Code of Conduct, which applies to all pre-conference workshops, concurrent sessions, special events, and capstone experiences.

Compliance with the Code of Conduct is expected from all conference participants; including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, staff, organizers, contractors, volunteers, exhibitors, and sponsors.

Click here to read the Conference Code of Conduct.


All conference facilities are wheelchair accessible and ASL Interpretation will be provided upon request. Please contact us at or 518-273-3400

Conference Cancellation Policy

If for any reason, MANY cancels the conference, we will issue you a full refund. 

If you cancel your registration before Friday April 1, that request must be made in writing via email to We will refund you the full amount of your registration, minus a $45 administrative fee

Refunds requested after April 1 will not be granted, including requests made based on absence due to illness, late arrival and/or weather conditions. No refunds will be issued on special event tickets (Sunday brunch and dinner and Monday dinner) at any point due to restaurants and caterers requiring payment in advance; you are welcome to give or sell them to a colleague attending the conference.

Special event purchases are non refundable; restaurants and caterers require payment in advance.

Please see your hotel confirmation email for your individual hotel reservation cancellation policy. 

Video/Photography Policy

By registering for and attending our Annual Conference, Finding Center: Access, Inclusion, Participation, and Engagement you grant the Museum Association of New York (MANY) and its authorized representatives permission to film, photograph, or otherwise record your participation in the conference and associated special events.

You further agree that such images, photographs, and recordings may be used by MANY without your prior approval in any form and for any lawful purpose including, without limitation, promoting MANY. Such use will not entitle you to any credit or compensation.

You release MANY, its officers, and employees from any liability connected with the use of any image, photograph, or recording taken during MANY's Annual Conference and associated special events.

The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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Troy, NY 12180 USA

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