Poster Sessions

The WMA is dedicated to serving museums and museum professionals in the West by providing vision, enrichment, intellectual challenge, and a forum for communication and interaction.The WMA aims to foster inclusion and leadership, and in this spirit WMA announces that the official 2019 Poster Session will take place
Sunday, October, 6th - 10:15am to 11:00am.
Boise Centre's Exhbit Hall


The perennially popular Poster Session provides opportunities for individuals to present their research, ideas, or programs through illustrated and informative posters. The 2019 Poster Session showcases how museums ENGAGE — the theme of WMA 2019 Annual Meeting — by making a positive impact in their communities. Come explore projects and initiatives from around the region, join in on conversations, and offer the presenters your feedback.
Purpose of the Poster Session:
  1. To encourage emerging museum professionals and other new presenters to share their work
  2. To showcase projects and research currently being undertaken in and for museums
  3. To encourage museum professionals to seek principles that can guide efforts to improve practice
  4. For attendees to engage in dialogue with colleagues about some of the most current work in our field
  5. For attendees to gain new insights and network in an informal setting
Posters will be Presented by:
  • Post-secondary students and faculty in museum studies, public history, and / or related fields who have completed significant or promising work on museum-based projects or research
  • Emerging museum professionals with less than five years of experience in the museum field
  • Staff and consultants working in or with museums on new work
The Poster Session Event
As you make your way through the exhibit hall, you will be invited to walk from display to display, reading posters and other handouts. During the alloted time, you will have the opportunity to stop at any poster that catches your attention, and engage with each presenter by asking them any questions you might have or giving them feedback. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the day in the Exhibit Hall.
Are You a Presenter?
If you are presenting, click here to check out our tips and tricks for designing and presenting your poster!
You must be available to answer questions and talk about your projects/research on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 from 10:15am-11:00am,  and you must be thoroughly knowledgeable about the projects/research studied.
Proposals are no longer being accepted for WMA2019.
The deadline was Friday, May 31st, 2019.
Please check back for details on the WMA 2020 Poster Session.