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.
2020 Annual Meeting - Postponed
With the continued impact of the global pandemic and the spread of COVID-19, WMA is postponing the 2020 Annual Meeting, which had been scheduled for Portland, Oregon, from October 8th-11th. This decision was made in partnership with the Oregon Museums Association, and we are actively planning a return to Portland in a future year.
Our proactive decision to postpone is motivated by the understanding that in the coming months you and your museums will be working hard to navigate our rapidly changing environment and serving your communities. We are able to make this choice from a place of financial strength that your continued support has helped build. So, thank you for being in the WMA Community—we are stronger because of you. For now, though, we encourage you to focus on yourself, your museum, and your community.
Like many of your organizations, WMA is embracing these changes as an opportunity to grow in new directions. As we all shift to new realities, WMA would like to know how we can best serve you—the WMA Community. While we will not be gathering in person this year, through the summer and fall we will be sharing new resources and will continue to be a platform for your ideas. As we create new digital exchanges, please contact us with your stories, ideas, and interests. We want to ensure you are the best YOU can be. Tell us how we can help.