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2018 OMA Annual Conference Schedule

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The conference will take place at the following locations in Hood River, OR:

Sunday, September 9

 2-3:30 pm Pre-conference tour - Bonneville Dam Visitor Center
 3-4:30 pm Pre-conference tour - Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Hood River
 4-6:00 pm Registration (Hood River Hotel)
 6:30 pm No-host dinner - 6th Street Bistro
Monday, September 10 
 8:00-10:00 am Registration (Hotel)
 8:30-9:15 am Coffee, networking and silent auction open (Hotel)
 9:15-9:30 am Welcome, OMA Board and Jermayne Tuckta from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (Hotel)
 9:30-10:00 am OMA updates (Hotel)
 10:00-10:45 am Keynote address - Colin Fogarty (Hotel)
 10:45-11:00 am Break
 11:00-12:15 pm Concurrent Sessions (Hotel and CCA)

Session 1A - Better Boards and Beyond (Hotel)


Session 1B - Interpretive Planning for Museums (CCA)

 12:15-1:15 pm Hosted lunch and member meeting (Hotel)
 1:15-1:30 pm Break
 1:30-2:45pm Concurrent Sessions 
 Session 2A - Advocating for Equity–Stories and Resources from the Field
 Session 2B - Planning and Implementing an Emergency Preparedness Plan (CCA)
 2:45-3:00 pmBreak
 3:00-4:15pmConcurrent Sessions
 Session 3A - University Collections, Access, and Lessons for the Rest of Us (Hotel)
 Session 3B - Data-Driven Decision Making: Evaluation Made (Mostly) Painless (CCA)
 5:00-7:00 pmReception and end of silent auction (History Museum of Hood River)
 7:00 pm No-host dinner (Double Mountain Brewery)
Tuesday, September 11 
 8:30-9:00 am Registration, coffee, and breakfast (Hotel)
 9:00-9:30 am Closing (Hotel)
 9:30-9:50 am Break
 9:50-11:05 amConcurrent Sessions  (Hotel and History Museum of Hood River County)
 Session 4A - Reimagining the Small Museum for the 21st Century- Engaging Younger and More Diverse Audiences (Hotel)
 Session 4B - Exhibiting Textiles: How Not to Unravel at the Seams (Museum)
 11:05-11:25 am Break
 11:25-12:40 pm Concurrent Sessions
 Session 5A - Engaging New Audiences: The Oregon Historical Society’s Blog Project (Hotel)
 Session 5B - A Small Town, About to Lose Their Museum... A Year Later! (Museum)


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