Registration for our 2024 NCMC Annual Conference is now open!

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

Click here to go to Registration Form & Register


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 and logged into your Member account in order to register during this time.  Then, from February 1- March 7, 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 Conference Schedule.

We are offering a pre-conference workshop again this year. There will be three workshops to select from, or attendees may choose to attend all three. Rates follow the same calendar as above and will be available to members first. Capacity is limited and are first- come, first served. Click here to learn more about the workshops being offered this year.

Click here to go to Registration Form & Register

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

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

  • Day of Rate
    $300 for Full Conference
    $150 for Students Rate for Full Conference

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 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

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 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.


Introducing Museum Rock Stars

For just $5, you can bestow Museum Rock Star status on a colleague, and they will receive an adhesive-backed embroidered gold Star at conference registration to wear proudly on their name badge throughout our Annual Meeting.

Click here to learn more and purchase Stars!

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

Please email our conference administrator at

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