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    • 7 Apr 2024
    • 8 Apr 2024
    • Cherokee, NC

    Registration for our 2024 NCMC Annual Conference is now open!

    Cherokee, NC
    Harrah's Cherokee Hotel & Casino Resort
    April 7 & 8, 2024


    As Museum Professionals, Board Members, Volunteers, Students, and Enthusiasts, we are constantly finding ways to authentically and truthfully tell stories that capture our audience's attention and imagination. This year's North Carolina Museums Council's Annual Meeting in Cherokee challenges all attendees to boldly share the stories your institution stewards by weaving the voices of many into a narrative that empowers our past, present, and future. The concept of weaving encourages many pieces to come together and to work in harmony in order to build something stable and lasting. Using voices in aspects of your work creates an inclusive and equitable story that make your mission and programs relevant today. Don’t miss an incredible lineup of speakers, workshops, activities, networking and so much more. This in-person conference is a way to connect with museum professionals around the state.

    Please be aware of the different times to register for the 2024 Annual Conference. Registration for members only will open January 12-31, 2024. You must be a member to register during this time. Members will get an email with a unique code for registration. Then, from February 1- March 1, registration will open to all at the regular price rate. Finally, you can register in our late registration which will last until the end of March.

    Full conference registration also includes a list of museum tours, activities and events happening Sunday April 7. Many of these are free but space is limited, so be sure to select the events you plan to attend before they fill up. All professional development lectures, round tables, poster sessions, and panels are happening April 8.

    Click here to view the preliminary conference schedule.

    ** NOTE: The tour at the Museum of the Cherokee People and Qualla Arts Center is SOLD OUT. 

    ** NOTE: The Visit to Kituwah is SOLD OUT

    We are offering a pre-conference workshop again this year. The workshop this year is Herbariums and Botanicals: An Outdoor Collections Care Workshop. Registration includes a flower pressing kit. 

    Instructions for Registering

    • Enter email and security check code
    • Select registration type
    • Enter registration information
    • Select payment method and enter information

    Having difficulties registering?

    Please email conference.admin@ncmuseums.org.

    Pricing Breakdown

    • Member Registration - Available until January 31
      $200 for Full Conference
      $85 Students Rate for Full Conference
      $15 Pre Conference Workshop

    • Regular Registration - open February 1- March 7
      $225 for Full Conference
      $100 Students Rate for Full Conference
      $20 Pre Conference Workshop

    • Late Registration - open until March 31
      $275 for Full Conference
      $125 Students Rate for Full Conference
      $25 Pre Conference Workshop

    Instructions for Institutional, Academic or Corporate Members

    Did you know that institutional members (Tier II and up) can have multiple staff members associated with their account? When registering for the conference, this will help to streamline your registration process and your staff can register at the member rate. Need to add staff members to your account? Your primary contact (bundle coordinator) will need to login and do the following:

    • Login to your member account
    • Select your profile name in the top right corner of the page
    • Scroll down to "Bundle Summary"
    • Select "Add Member"
    • Enter their information

    Bundle coordinators may complete registrations for staff members. Please contact conference.admin@ncmuseums.org if you need assistance.

    Cancellation Policy

    A $20 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations. All cancellation requests must be made in writing by email to conference.admin@ncmuseums.org.

    Cancellation requests received before March 12, 2024 will receive a 100% refund on registration and event fees, minus the processing fee. After March 12, 2024, refunds will be given on a case-by-case basis.

    Registrants who are no longer able to attend the meeting may request a substitute to attend in their stead by submitting their request in writing via email to conference.admin@ncmuseums.org. The substitute must be from the same organization. Once the request has been received, the original registration rate and any event tickets purchased will transfer to the new attendee.

    Questions, Comments, Concerns?

    Please email our conference administrator at conference.admin@ncmuseums.org.

Past events

11 Dec 2023 NCMC Board Meeting: December 11, 2023
3 Dec 2023 Piedmont Region Meetup at Ponysaurus Brewing
23 Oct 2023 Audio Description in Museums (Piedmont Region Workshop)
9 Oct 2023 CANCELLED -- Shaping Futures Together: Museums and Libraries as Community Collaborators (Mountain Region Workshop)
2 Oct 2023 Disaster Recovery for Collections (Northeastern & Southeastern Regions Workshop)
11 Sep 2023 NCMC Board Meeting: September 11, 2023
25 Jun 2023 Piedmont Region Meetup (in Durham)
22 Jun 2023 Piedmont Region Meetup (in Charlotte)
26 Mar 2023 2023 NCMC Annual Conference
12 Dec 2022 NCMC Quarterly Board Meeting
8 Nov 2022 Zoom DEAI Webinar: Reframing History at the WNC Historical Association
9 Aug 2022 DEAI Quarterly Webinar - Dr. Waters
10 May 2022 DEAI Webinar
26 Mar 2022 2022 NCMC Annual Conference
29 Mar 2021 2021 NCMC Annual Conference
5 Nov 2020 Brown Bag Virtual Lunch - Inventorying: The Planning, the Process, and the Recovery
29 Oct 2020 Brown Bag Virtual Lunch - Small Steps, Big Topic: Introducing Equity and Inclusion into the Institution
22 Oct 2020 Brown Bag Virtual Lunch - The Art of Scrum! Applying Silicon Valley’s Favorite Management Framework to Small Museums with Big Potential.
21 Oct 2020 DEAI Virtual Workshop
15 Oct 2020 Brown Bag Virtual Lunch - Talking Raleigh to Rural
8 Oct 2020 Brown Bag Virtual Lunch - Packing, Storing, and Transporting Collections
1 Oct 2020 Brown Bag Virtual Lunch - Mental Wellness for Museum Staff and Visitors
18 Sep 2020 Leadership Pulse Check
27 Jan 2020 WORKSHOP - Grant Writing for Cultural Institutions
4 Oct 2018 Think & Drink

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