FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Networking Reception and Opening Keynote

The Welcome Reception is the kick off! It’s our first chance to gather together and be motivated by Opening Keynote speaker Rich Pedott, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, who kindly replaces Paul Ogburn, Retail Director of TATE Enterprises, Ltd. who is unable to attend due to illness

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Chapter Meetings

Attend your regional Chapter Meeting where you get face time with your colleagues and learn about ongoing and future chapter business. If you’re new to MSA, this is a great opportunity to meet chapter colleagues and hear about how these regional groups support their members and volunteer opportunities.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Newcomers Reception

MSA NEXT welcomes newcomers and all attendees of MSA FORWARD 2018. If you are a first or second timer to our annual event, come and get to know fellow MSA emerging professionals. Veterans are welcome too! Food & beverages available.


11:45 am – 1:20 pm

Membership Meeting & Networking Lunch

Hear from the MSA board of directors and staff about the current and future plans for the association, meet MSA staff, enjoy the 5th annual awards ceremony and, for the first time, hear plans and the location announcement for MSA FORWARD 2019.

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

MSA Networking and Awards Gala with Silent Auction

Celebrate all things MSA with food, drinks, and dancing with live entertainment! Mix and mingle with colleagues and find out who will be recognized this year for outstanding achievements within the MSA Community. Shop the annual Silent Auction with proceeds benefiting the MSA Memorial Scholarship Fund and 10% to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter host.

 MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Museum Store Discussion Groups

Discussion groups with colleagues from your institution type will be a great start to the day, with lots of learning ahead.

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Networking Lunch & Closing Keynote

A thought leader in the fields of leadership and management development, closing keynote speaker Anne Loehr was named the “Generational Guru” by the The Washington Post for her work on leveraging diversity in the workplace.





The MSA Networking and Awards Gala is sponsored through the generosity of AmericasMart.

The Membership Networking Lunch is sponsored through the generosity of Las Vegas Mart.

The Closing Keynote Lunch is sponsored in part through the generosity of Popcorn Custom Products.