2014 Conference


Walk-ins will be limited at next week’s conference.

Due to unprecedented pre-registration, walk-in registration will be extremely limited at the 2014 NEMA Conference. Each day of the conference walk-ins will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the conference capacity has been reached, registration will be closed for the day. As a reminder, lunches are not available to walk-in attendees.

Click here to download the walk-in registration form.


The deadline to pre-register for the conference has passed.

Please note that the following sessions have sold out:

Pulling Together: Hull Lifesaving Museum
Building a Learning Experience, New England Aquarium
Anyone Would have Torn This Place Down: Paul Revere

Two Special Collections: Harvard Museums
Thinking Through Art: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Best Practices in Digitization: African American Meeting House
The Art of Science: MIT Museum
Keep Calm and Walk On: Mount Auburn Cemetery

Registration Fees and Deadlines

There are three categories of registration: Early-Bird (due October 10), Standard Rate (October 11- October 24) and Walk-In (after October 24).

Please note: NEMA will not sell lunch tickets on-site.

Full Registration
with lunches
(by 10/10/14)
with NO lunches
(by 10/10/14)
Standard Rate with lunches
Standard Rate
with NO lunches
(after 10/24)

Member rate
$285 $245 $365 $325 $325

$365 $325 $460 $420 $420

Full-time Student*
$135 $95 $160 $120 $120

Conference Speaker
$225 $185 $225 $185 $185

$195 $155 $255 $225 $225

One Day Registration

Member rate
$180 $165 $225 $210 $210

$245 $230 $290 $275 $275

Full-time Student*
$100 $85 $110 $95 $95

Conference Speaker
$130 $115 $130 $115 $115

$120 $105 $160 $145 $145

* All students must enclose a copy of their ID.
** Only Trustees are eligible for this special rate.

Do not mail registration materials after October 24, 2014.
Bring completed paperwork and payment with you to Cambridge.

Why Register by the Early-Bird Date?

  • Sign up early and save up to 35%!
  • Reserve your choice of popular ticketed events before they sell out.
  • Order your choice of lunch options.
  • No waiting in line.
  • Get your name on the official registration list and tell everyone you're here.

After October 24 and Walk-In Registration

Standard Registration
(October 11- October 24)
If you register after October 10, the Standard Rate applies. You may still register online or by mail, but the deadline is October 24. After this date advance registration is closed, although you may still attend as a walk-in.

Walk-In Registration
Register at the door for a day or the full conference. The Standard Rate applies, but you will not be able to order lunch, and evening/off-site events may be sold out.

Speaker Rates

NEMA appreciates its colleagues who participate as panelists and speakers. If you plan to attend the conference beyond the session in which you're participating, we offer a significant discount on registration.  Only attending your session? We ask that you still register for the conference. Just select the "attending my session only" option and the registration is free.
Full Registration: $185-225
One-day Registration: $115-$130

Group Rate

NEMA member museums can send 10 or more employees and save 25% off the member rate! Contact the NEMA office at 781-641-0013 or conference@nemanet.org to register. Please note that the discount only applies to the member rate.


Guest Registration

If you would like to bring a guest to a lunch or evening event, please call the NEMA office for details.

Registration Policies

If your institution is sending more than one attendee to the conference, please submit all of your registration forms (either online or by mail) together along with your payment. Registrations may not be split among mulitple people.

If you would like to bring a guest to a lunch or evening event, please use our "Guest" form online or call the NEMA office for details.

You may transfer your registration to another person at any time prior to conference. Please call the NEMA office with the name of your replacement. Once the conference begins, you cannot transfer or share your registration.

One-day registrations may not be split between days. If you want to attend an evening event prior to your one-day registration, you must register for the full conference instead.

Sorry, we are unable to accept purchase orders or government training vouchers.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration and special event tickets, we will provide a refund (less a 25% processing charge). We must receive your refund request in writing (mail or email) no later than October 24, 2014. After that date there are no refunds. Refunds will be mailed after the conference.