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Annual Meeting

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.

Stay tuned for updates on #WMA2022, taking place next October in Portland, Oregon!

2021 WMA Roadshow

This October, rather than host our traditional Annual Meeting, WMA partnered with 4 state museum associations to run small, safe, in-person pop-up museum professional development events in 4 different cities. Following local health and safety guidelines, these half-day experiences included learning and networking opportunities.

Click here to take a look back at the events!

State museum associations are a crucial partner in WMA’s effort to help museum people reconnect, learn, and support one another in person once again. We were pleased to partner with Utah Museums Association, Museum Association of Arizona, California Association of Museums, and Washington Museum Association for each of these events.




WMA 2022 Annual Meeting

Next fall, join WMA and museum professionals from across the US for the WMA 2022 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon! The request for Session Proposals will open in Spring, 2022. Please stay tuned for more updates!




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