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Small Museum Association

41st Annual Conference

Make It Happen

Is there an exhibit, program, or fundraiser that you've been talking about doing for years? Do you feel stuck because of procrastination, lack of board support, or insufficient funds? It's time to take action!

At SMA 2025, small museum professionals will share their tips and tricks of how they made it happen!

February 17 to 19, 2025

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
Gaithersburg, Maryland

About the Conference

The annual SMA conference attracts more than 300 museum professionals, board members, and volunteers from a wide variety of small museums. They attend sessions on topics ranging from collections and education to staffing and board issues. We offer a large Museum Resource Hall and plenty of informal networking opportunities for you to talk with (and get ideas from!) other small museum professionals and volunteers.

Hotel & Area Info

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

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Call for Proposals

Interested in presenting a session or hosting an offsite? Find out more about submitting a proposal.


The Small Museum Association is committed to holding events and programs that are open and welcoming to all. Please see SMA's Accessibility Statement for more details.

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