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Resource Hall

The Small Museum Association invites you to attend the conference to meet our members and attendees, and at the same time, support the small museum field. Your support makes this conference possible!

For more information and details, download our Sponsorship Opportunities & Resource Hall Packages guide (PDF) or contact Kristen Butler, Resource Hall Coordinator, at resourcehall@smallmuseum.org.


2020 Resource Hall Registration


Support Packages:

Basic Vendor ($300):

  • Resource hall table with tablecloth and chair
  • One conference registration, including meals (breakfasts and lunch, but not banquet)
  • Logo in program and resource hall passport
  • Business card ad in conference program

Vendor Plus ($500):

  • Resource hall table with tablecloth and two chairs
  • Two conference registrations, including meals (breakfasts and lunch, but not banquet)
  • Logo in program and resource hall passport
  • Business card ad in the conference program

Event Supporter ($750):

  • Resource hall table with tablecloth & two chairs
  • Two conference registrations, including meals
  • Logo in conference program and resource hall passport
  • Quarter page ad in the conference program
  • Two tickets to the Monday evening banquet

Conference Sponsor ($1000):

  • Resource hall table with tablecloth & two chairs
  • Four conference registrations, including meals
  • Logo in conference program and resource hall passport
  • Half page ad in the conference program
  • Two tickets to the Monday evening banquet
  • Special recognition by SMA president during conference
  • Opportunity to speak to the entire conference

Conference Partner ($2500):

  • Resource hall table with tablecloth & two chairs
  • Four conference registrations, including meals
  • Logo in conference program and resource hall passport
  • Full page ad in conference program
  • Four tickets to the Monday evening banquet
  • Special recognition by SMA president during conference
  • Opportunity to speak to the entire conference

Conference Hero ($3500):

  • Resource hall table with tablecloth & two chairs
  • Four conference registrations, including meals
  • Logo in conference program and resource hall passport
  • Full page ad in conference program
  • Eight tickets to the Monday evening banquet
  • Special recognition by SMA president during conference
  • Opportunity to speak to the entire conference
  • Logo on all conference laptops and presentations
  • Shout out and song dedication by the Dapper DJs at the banquet

More information on tabling and conference location and schedule for the Resource Hall can be found in our Sponsorship Opportunities & Resource Hall Packages guide (PDF).


Deadline to Register: December 15

Vendors and sponsors who register after December 15 will not be included in the printed conference program but can reserve a table in the Resource Hall and benefit from an insert in the program and digital and oral acknowledgements at the conference. To maximize your support, please registeror contact Kristen Butler, Resource Hall Coordinator, at resourcehall@smallmuseum.org before December 15.

Online registration for support packages will close January 13, 2020.


Sponsorship À La Carte Opportunities

Make a unique impact with these limited sponsorship opportunities that can be added onto any of the support packages or purchased alone.

Scholarship Sponsor ($200):

Help emerging museum professionals attend the SMA conference by supporting the Lesley van der Lee Scholarship or by sponsoring your own scholarship. Information on SMA Conference Scholarships and Awards can be found at smallmuseum.org/Awards.

Banquet Cash Bar Sponsor ($750):

Be the hero of the banquet as the single billed sponsor for a wine and beer cash bar in the plush seating area outside of the ballroom for a cocktail hour before and three hours into the Monday evening banquet!

Beverage and Snack Break Sponsors:

Keep the conference fueled by providing beverages or an afternoon snack break!

  • Beverage service provides coffee, hot tea, sodas, and bottled water for either a half or full day.
  • Snack break provides freshly popped popcorn with an assortment of sweet and savory gourmet toppings.

Break sponsors are welcome to combine forces or be the single billed sponsor. Interested in learning more? Contact Kristen Butler, Resource Hall Coordinator, at resourcehall@smallmuseum.org.

If you would like to create a custom sponsorship package, please contact Kristen Butler, Resource Hall Coordinator, resourcehall@smallmuseum.org.


Buying Just An Ad or More Ad Space

Additional ads can be purchased separately if you want to highlight multiple products, services, or programs. You can also buy an ad in the program without a vendor table. Purchase a separate ad in the support packages online registration. Artwork is due to resourcehall@smallmuseums.org by December 15.

  • Business Card Ad: $100
  • Quarter Page Ad: $200
  • Half Page Ad: $350
  • Full Page Ad: $500

More information on image file requirements for ads can be found in our Sponsorship Opportunities & Resource Hall Packages guide (PDF).


Support the Silent Auction

Each year, Small Museum Association volunteers gather and display an array of items for a popular silent auction to support conference scholarships. Items range from single books to comprehensive consulting packages. Small or large, your donation to the silent auction supports our Conference Scholars! Let us know that you are interested in donating to the silent auction by filling out the online form. Questions about the silent auction should be directed to Kathryn Blackwell at auction@smallmuseum.org.


More Information and Details

Download our Sponsorship Opportunities & Resource Hall Packages guide (PDF) or contact Kristen Butler, Resource Hall Coordinator, at resourcehall@smallmuseum.org.

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