Why Attend?

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 your customers with the goal of “Mastering Non-Profit Retail“.

Our three-day, information-filled conference sessions provide the knowledge to help the way you run your store most effectively.

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, meet with custom product development vendors, and plan your buying for the coming year.

Attendee Prospectus

Our Attendee Prospectus is your complete guide to the MSA FORWARD 2018 Expo + Conference, Mastering Non-Profit Retail. Browse the complete schedule, learning sessions, excursions + networking events.

Conference Rates (As of February 1, 2018)

Below you will find the pricing to register as an Attendee.

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 Member$635
Addition Member (from same institution)$585
MSA Emeritus or Student Member$585
One-day pass for Saturday, April 28
Includes: All Saturday educational sessions, general sessions, Membership Meeting and Networking Lunch, and Exhibit Hall access.
Preshow: $225
Onsite: $300
One-day pass for Sunday, April 29
Includes: Exhibit Hall access only.
Preshow: $125
Onsite: $175


MSA Member$1,085
Additional Member (from same company)$1,035
Additional Non-Member (from same company)$1,540
Volunteering Opportunities

We invite you to participate and help make MSA FORWARD 2018 a memorable experience for all in the spirit of volunteerism. The following positions are needed to assist throughout our conference + expo: Registration Volunteer, Excursion Monitor, MSA Info/Membership Table, Session Room Monitor.

If you would like to volunteer, you can find out more about these volunteer positions and sign-up online at MSA Forward 2018 Volunteer Sign-up or call (215) 320-4667.

Justification Worksheet

Check out our blog for the “COUNTDOWN TO CONFERENCE” posts. In the lead up to MSA FORWARD 2018, we are providing tips, tools and insights in anticipation of our annual conference + celebration of non-profit retailing.

To kick things off – Past-President David Duddy of the de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA offers valuable tips + tools to help you convince your institution to send you to MSA Forward 2018.

To access the Justification Worksheet + the expert advice from David Duddy, click here.

Contact Us

Have a question about the Conference & Expo? Reach out to us at:

(215) 320-4667

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