OMA-WaMA Joint Virtual Conference 2021
A Changed Landscape, A Changed Museum
September 13-15, 2021
Oregon Museums Association (OMA) and Washington Museum Association (WaMA) joined forces to host our 2021 Conference: A Changed Landscape, A Changed Museum.
The conference featured three days of learning, collaborating and networking with keynote speakers, 12 sessions and four pre-conference workshops. Topics included accessibility, racial justice, NAGPRA, status of the heritage field, COVID-19 recovery, advocacy, fundraising, and digital education. The conference also featured the OMA annual member meeting. #OMAWaMA
Conference evaluation results are in! We asked registrants some questions on the registration form, and though an overall evaluation after the conference.
On the overall evaluation, respondents enjoyed the conference, learned something to help them take concrete steps, appreciated the virtual aspect and valued the collaboration between OMA and WaMA. One thing respondents missed was opportunity to see other attendees and network with them.
Photos from the 2019 Annual Conference
“This was a great first conference. I'm excited for years to come!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the conference. I found all sessions to be very engaging and relevant. It was absolutely invigorating!”
"This conference was a big step up in professionalism and impact. Quality of the sessions was particularly high. OMA fulfills an important niche in strengthening relationships across the state.”
"This was my first conference! It was fun. The board members were great at helping an introvert like me mingle. :)"
September 10-12, 2017