Small Museum Association

    Small Museums Working Together


Registration is open. Everyone who attends the conference will receive a one-year complimentary membership to the Small Museum Association. Learn more about membership here. Advanced registration will close Friday, February 1st, 2019. After that point, registration rates will increase.

Hotel Registration
The conference is being held at The Hotel at the University of Maryland, 7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD,  and we are offering a special discounted rate to our attendees. It is $112 a night for single and double rooms, $122 a night for a triple and $132 a night for a quad. Please call to reserve your room at 1-844-954-6835 and mention the Small Museum Association conference to get the discounted rate.  Reservation cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to avoid a room charge of one night. Please note: Room block rates end January 30. Reservations after that day for a room will increase in price and a room may not be guaranteed in The Hotel. 

There are different registration instructions for vendors, speakers, and other conference attendees. If you are a speaker, please carefully read the information below before registering.

2019 SMA Conference Advanced Registration Rates

   Advanced Rate until Friday, February 1, 2019  After Feb 1
 Full Registration  $185 (includes all sessions Sun-Tues and all meals)  $225
 Student Registration  $160 (includes all sessions Sun-Tues and all meals, please email a copy of your ID)  $195
 Sunday Only Registration  $50 (includes Sunday sessions and the wine & cheese reception)  $65
 Monday Only Registration  $140 (includes all sessions Sun-Mon and meals Monday)  $170
 Tuesday Only Registration  $75  (includes all sessions Tues and breakfast)  $95
 Banquet Only  $50  (the Monday-evening Banquet is a highlight of the SMA conference)  $60
 Full Guest Meals Package  $145 (all meals Monday and Tuesday)  $175

Click on the appropriate link below to register.

Attendee Registration Speaker Registration Resource Hall Registration

Questions? Email our Conference Registrar, Kelsey Ransick, at

To cancel a registration please contact the registrar at Registrations cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to the conference will be refunded at 50%. Cancellations after this time will not receive a refund.

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