Learning, Networking, and Eating at WMA 2013

PrintWhile there certainly promises to be a lot of learning and innovation at the Western Museums Association (WMA) 2013 Annual Meeting, it is also important to connect with your colleagues and friends. With the theme of Drive On! Museums and the Future we will be asking questions, sharing perspectives, and by reaching out to one another while in Salt Lake City this October.

In addition to numerous social functions, we have planned several smaller events for you and your colleagues to share ideas, experiences, and initiatives.

WMA Business Meeting and Breakfast
Preregistration is required: $15 per person.
The Board of Directors of the WMA report on the programs and plans of the organization. Special Guest Speaker: Lisa Eriksen, Principal, Lisa Eriksen Consulting Lisa Eriksen provides planning, fundraising, and support services to museums, artists, and cultural organizations. She is the Project Director of the California Association of Museums’ Leaders of the Future: Museum Professionals Developing Strategic Foresight, a two-year project to provide innovative strategic foresight training to museum professionals. Eriksen holds a certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston and serves on faculty at John F. Kennedy University Museum Studies program.

Utah Museums Association Award Gala and Breakfast
Preregistration is required: $15 per person.
Breakfast with your fellow UMA members…what more could a conference attendee want? During breakfast, Association business will be carried out, including reports by the President and Treasurer, as well as the announcement of the 2014 conference location. We will also announce the recipients of our annual awards—the Phil Notarianni Award for exceptional dedication to Utah Museums; the Bessie Jones Volunteer Award for dedicated volunteer service in Utah museums; and the Public Service Award for an individual working in a governmental capacity who has rendered vital support for Utah museums.

Storytellers and Supporters Luncheon
Preregistration is required: $30
Especially for curators, development officers, educators, evaluators, exhibit designers, and all who make possible the engaging stories that museums tell, but open to all. The recipient of the Charles Redd Award for Exhibit Excellence will also present at this lunch.

Indigenous People Luncheon
Preregistration is required: $30
Enjoy meeting your colleagues from tribal museums and supporters of Native American concerns in our organization. All are welcome!

Directors Luncheon
Preregistration is required: $40
Open to Directors, Deputy Directors, CEOs, CFOs and Trustees.
Jim McDonald, Senior Program Officer, Arts and Culture, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, will be discussing the “Bright Spots Leadership in the Pacific Northwest” - a 2012 research report by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the Helicon Collaborative. The discussion will explore what are the characteristics of organizations that are adapting successfully and are there strategies and behaviors of the most successful organizations that can be replicable.
Sponsored by the Las Vegas Museum Alliance

Registrar’s Committee Western Region Luncheon
Preregistration is required: $20
The RCWR Annual Business Meeting Luncheon is Underwritten by Huntington T. Block Insurance Agency and is open to RCWR members, collection professionals and related vendors.
Sponsored by ARTECH Fine Art Services

To register for WMA 2013 and attend any of these events, please visit: www.regonline.com/WMA2013

Already registered, and want to add event tickets? Follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the Registration Page, log on and click “View or Change Your Existing Registration”
  2. Enter email address and password, click the “Continue” button
  3. On next page, click the “Continue” button
  4. Select events to add, then click the “Continue” button
  5. Fill out payment information then click “Submit” button
  6. New events will be added to registration and your credit card will be charged

We know that you will enjoy reconnecting with old colleagues and meeting new ones. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Salt Lake City in October!


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