Session & Workshop Proposal Online Forms

WMA Portland 2020

The deadline for 2020 Proposals is Friday, November 22, 2019


WMA 2020 will be held in Portland, Oregon on October 8-11 in partnership with the Oregon Museums Association. The 2020 Program promises to provide a multitude of perspectives representative of today’s museum landscape, and continue the WMA’s rich tradition of provocative programming and educational opportunities. With the theme of FORWARD, WMA 2020 will focus on the ways museums can be adaptable, FORWARD-thinking institutions.
If you'd like to submit a session or workshop proposal, please follow the two step-process below.
Please download and use this worksheet as a guide to assist you in the development of your proposal as you search for presenters, moderators, your topic of choice, learning outcomes, etc.. This worksheet generally follows the format of the online submission form (step 2), making your experience filling out the submission form much easier and quicker to complete.
For inspiration, you are encouraged to take a glance at last year's 2019 Sessions or past programs. If you attended WMA's 2019 Annual Meeting and had an exciting conversation or unique learning experience, you are encouraged to build off of the momentum of those ideas for a 2020 session topic!
If you already have a session or workshop proposal idea and are looking for feedback, or are searching for panelists, please use our 2020 Annual Meeting Discussion Thread. This thread is designed to connect potential presenters with one another, facilitate discussion, and make the process of desiging your proposal a lot easier.


Once you have ALL of the information for your 2020 session or workshop proposal sorted out in the worksheet, please fill out this online submission form. You are required to complete this form in its entirity, and submit it by November, 22nd 2019.
The deadline for 2020 Proposals is Friday, November 22, 2019