2015 Conference



The deadline to pre-register for the conference has passed. Click here to download the walk-in registration form. As a reminder, lunches are not available to walk-in attendees.

If you are a conference speaker or vendor in the exhibit hall and still need to register please call the NEMA office at 781-641-0013.

Please note that the following sessions have sold out:

Close Looking at the Portland Museum of Art

Exploring Participatory Experiences (on-site session)
Research, Conservation, and Restoration at Portland's National Historic Landmarks
Newcomers Reception
Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine: Dia de los Muertos Taco Dinner

10:30 Winslow Homer Studio Tour
11:45 Winslow Homer Studio Tour


Registration Fees and Deadlines

There are three categories of registration: Early-Bird (due October 2), Standard Rate (October 3- October 16) and Walk-In (after October 16).

Members of the Association of Academic Museums & Galleries and Maine Archives and Museums receive the member rate.

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

Full Registration
with lunches
(by 10/2/15)
with NO lunches
(by 10/2/15)
Standard Rate with lunches
Standard Rate
with NO lunches
(after 10/16)

Member rate
$295 $255 $375 $335 $335

$375 $335 $470 $430 $430

Full-time Student*
$140 $100 $165 $125 $125

Conference Speaker
$230 $190 $230 $190 $190

$200 $160 $260 $225 $225

One Day Registration

Member rate
$185 $170 $230 $215 $215

$250 $235 $295 $280 $280

Full-time Student*
$105 $90 $115 $100 $100

Conference Speaker
$135 $120 $135 $120 $120

$125 $110 $165 $150 $150

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

Do not mail registration materials after October 16, 2015.
Bring completed paperwork and payment with you to Portland.

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 16 and Walk-In Registration

Standard Registration
(October 3- October 16)
If you register after October 2, the Standard Rate applies. You may still register online or by mail, but the deadline is October 16. 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: $195-235
One-day Registration: $120-$135

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.

Exhibitor Registration

Is your company a vendor in the exhibit hall? NEMA extends conference registration to two company representatives with an exhibit booth. Register using the online system or download a pdf of the exhibitor registration form here.

Exhibitors are entitled to a free lunch on Thursday. Make sure that you sign up for it!
Additional representatives may register at regular member rates.

Haven't booked a booth yet? Click here for more information on reserving an exhibit hall booth.

Registration Policies

If your institution is sending more than one attendee to the conference and paying with one check, please submit all of your registration forms together along with the payment. Registrations may not be split among multiple 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 16, 2015. After that date there are no refunds. Refunds will be mailed after the conference.