Western Museums Association’s (WMA) Annual Meeting


The Western Museums Association's (WMA) Annual Meeting is known as a premier venue for those who work in the museum industry to exchange ideas and best practices, network with colleagues, and learn from each other by attending valuable sessions. Attendees come away inspired and energized about their profession. Upon returning home, they seek out opportunities to grow and further the creative culture that is the foundation of our society.

 WMA's 2022 Annual Meeting, in partnership with the Oregon Museums Association (OMA), will be held October, 6th-9th, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. The headquarters hotel is the Hilton Downtown Portland. Discounted Early Bird rates for WMA and OMA members. Not a WMA member? Become a WMA member today! The deadline for the Early Bird rate is Friday, August 5, 2022. Only those registered by the Early Bird deadline will have the opportunity to to sign up for Making Change Happen with Mike Murawski - a series of mini-workshops each day of the Annual Meeting.

With the theme of FORWARD, WMA 2022 will focus on the ways museums can be adaptable, FORWARD-thinking institutions. What does it mean for a museum to be forward-thinking? What will the museum field look like in years to come? As a collective field capable of inspiring social, cultural, political, environmental, and technological change, the 2022 Annual Meeting, FORWARD, will dig into how museums can foster on-going conversations, inspire forward-thinking ideas, and empower future generations for the betterment of the museum field and our global society. WMA is following Portland's current health and safety protocols, and up-to-date CDC guidelines. Safety protocols against COVID-19 will be in place for Annual Meeting - these may include, but may not be limited to, requirement of proof of vaccination, negative test result within 72 hours of event, and/or mandatory face masks while indoors - and will be determined closer to the event to ensure we are following the most current guidance from the state or Oregon and city of Portland.