Thank you to all attendees, volunteers, committee & board members and staff for making #wma2014 a success! Here's a look back at some of the goings-on at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
WMA staff prepared for touch down in Las Vegas.
Welcome to Las Vegas!
The Flamingo's lights looked amazing lit up at night.
The next day, dedicated volunteers came to help WMA staff stuff registration packets. Thank you to all that helped!
Meanwhile, attendees were enjoying pre-conference tours and workshops such as Michael Heizer’s landmark piece Double Negative (below).
The LINQ High Roller provided an excellend view of the city.
Attendees enjoyed the Opening Reception.
Everyone was up bright and early the next day for the General Session and Keynote with Mark Hall-Patton, pictured below with WMA staff.
Oscar Goodman, Former Mayor of Las Vegas, made a grand entrance with showgirls and a martini as he welcomed attendees.
Mark Hall-Patton set an inspirational tone with his Keynote stating, "Museums are cool. Museums are neat. Museums are worth going to."
Former WMA Board Member recieved the well-deserved Director's Chair Award (pictured below, center, with former WMA Board Member Dr. Julie Stein, WMA Executive Director Jason B. Jones, and WMA President Kippen de Alba Chu). Congrats to him!
Congrats to the 2014 Wanda Chin Scholarship recipients!
Later that evening, attendees ventured to The Mob Museum to start the Vintage Vegas event.
Then they went to the Neon Museum where the moon and signs lit up the evening with the All Togethers setting a lovely tone.
At the Storytellers and Supporters Luncheon, Senior Curator Louise Pubols accepted the Charles Redd Award on behalf of the Oakland Museum of California for their Above Below: Stories of Our Chaning Bay. Congrats to them!
Later that evening, attendees ventured to the National Atomic Testing Museum for a lovely event.
WMA Board Member James Leventhal introduced WestMusings during the Afternoon at Springs Preserve.
Sven Haakanson, Michael Wall, Wendy Meluch, and Paul Gabriel engrossed attendees with personal stories during WestMusings.
Congrats and thank you to the WestMusings presenters (L-R Michael Wall, Paul Gabriel, Wendy Meluch, and Sven Haakanson)!
The WMA Board at the 2014 Annual Meeting.
Thank you once again for all that joined us for WMA 2014 in Las Vegas. We're looking forward to welcoming you to San Jose for the 2015 Annaul Meeting!