MSA Forward’s online registration is now closed. However, you are welcome to register onsite at the conference which is taking place at the Renaissance Washington Downtown DC. Registration will be located on the floor below the lobby level. There will be plenty of friendly MSA staff members who can assist you.
MSA Forward 2018 is headed to Washington, DC in 2018. From April 26 to 30, MSA will bring together hundreds of vendors and buyers to learn, network and discover products perfect for Museum Store customers.
Our three-day Breakout Sessions Program provides knowledge on how cultural institutions can run their store most effectively. Each conference session is designed to help attending retailers + exhibitors “Master Non-Profit Retail”.
The one-of-a-kind Expo enables buyers to browse the amazing products vendors have to offer museum and cultural institutions. Meet with experienced vendors, see new products and plan your buying for the coming year. You also can meet with vendors who can work with you to develop custom products reflecting your institution’s mission.
Learning excursions hosted at a variety of D.C. cultural venues are designed to promote a creative atmosphere where attendees + exhibitors can gather to network + socialize.
Expo + Conference to be held at The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel with events centered around an intimate hotel ballroom.
The MSA App is here!
Download it today, as we update the MSA App the latest information is available in real-time. Use the App to browse the expo floor plan, search exhibitors and their featured products + access their contact information, explore the conference learning sessions + read up on the speakers, you can even access the most current information on learning excursions.
Push notifications will ensure you are kept up to date on MSA FORWARD announcements + you will receive reminders on the events you save.
We look forward to populating the App with all exhibitor information soon. Currently the full schedule, speakers are available.
Open this link in your smart phone to download the App today:
MSA Recognition Awards : Submit By March 23 !
The Museum Store Association believes in recognizing outstanding achievement and dedication in the field of nonprofit retail. The 2018 MSA Recognition Awards acknowledge the essential role that nonprofit retail professionals and museum store vendors play in the success of cultural institutions. New for 2018 – two Museum Store Sunday awards! Click the button below for more information on the awards offered. Submit your nominations online before March 23rd!
Silent Auction : Submit By March 20 !
Each year during conference and expo, MSA stages a silent auction filled with amazing donations from vendors, museums and cultural institutions. Please consider selecting one of the splendid products you deal with each day and making a donation to the silent auction. Learn how to donate:
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