2022 Annual Meeting Registration Information

With the theme of FORWARD, WMA 2022 will focus on the ways museums can be adaptable, FORWARD-thinking institutions. As a collective field capable of inspiring social, cultural, political, environmental, and technological change, the 2022 Annual Meeting will dig into how museums can foster on-going conversations, inspire forward-thinking ideas, and empower future generations for the betterment of the museum field and our global society.

With consideration for this perplexing moment in time — created by the pandemic, the racial reckoning of the past two years, and political upheaval — to meet the complex needs of the museum field to learn, heal, and connect in a safe environment, the Annual Meeting will be more inclusive, participatory, and creative than ever before. There will be a varied slate of inspiring activities and an array of new opportunities for you to share content with colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you at WMA 2022 in Portland!



View the 2022 Preliminary Program


Benefits of Attending WMA 2022 • Rates • Important Deadlines

Tours & Workshops • Networking Events

Ways to Save • Registration Instructions • Cancellation & Refund Policy


Benifits of Attending WMA 2022

Attending WMA's Annual Meeting will further your professional development, skills, and discourse by providing a constructive environment with access to various perspectives, learning opportunities, and events. This year, WMA's six session tracks will offer attendees a multifaceted educational experience, regardless of specialty. Participating in areas outside of your area of expertise promotes integration of ideas from multiple disciplines, fosters the acquisition of knowledge, and provides insight on how to apply that knowledge – all of which advance our collective understanding of the field and our work.

When it comes to exploring shared and new knowledge together, we can better guide our institutions FORWARD.

If you're looking to demonstrate the value of WMA's Annual Meeting to your department or boss, please view our Justification Tooklit, filled with information and resources to support your case.



Full Meeting

Member Early Bird Rate ..... $350 (now closed)
Member Regular Rate ..... $400
Non-Member Regular Rate (Includes WMA membership) ..... $450
Student Rate ..... $200

Single Day

General Rate ..... $225

WMA members receive a discounted registration rate! Not a WMA member? Join now! 
Please contact wma@westmuse.org for Presenter Rate information.

Important Deadlines

June 6, 2022: Annual Meeting registration opens
August 5, 2022: Last day for Early Bird conference registration rates (now closed)
August 26, 2022: Deadline for the Annual Meeting hotel guaranteed discounted rate
October 6-9, 2022: Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon

Tours & Workshops

All pre-conference events are pre-registered for online when you reserve your spot at WMA 2022.
More information on our Tours and Workshops, can be found in the Preliminary Program.
Pre-Conference Tours
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Behind the Scenes Tour ..... $40 (includes transportation, museum admission, and a guided tour; capped at 20 people)
Pittock Mansion Tour ..... $40 (includes admission and a self-guided tour; capped at 25 people)
Pre-Conference Workshops

Networking Events

All networking events are pre-registered for online when you reserve your spot at WMA 2022.
For more information on our many networking events, please view the Preliminary Program.
Opening Events
Opening Reception ..... Free!
Opening Party ..... $10 (Includes transportation, hors d'oeuvres, and tours)
Evening Events
Opening Progressive Party in New Chinatown/Japantown ..... $50 (includes transportation, appetizers, and drinks)
Oregon Historical Society ..... $50 (includes appetizers and drinks)
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry ..... $50 (includes transportation, appetizers and drinks)
Affinity Luncheons
Saturday Lunch Programs
Receptions & Happy Hours
Opening Reception ..... Free!
EMP Happy Hour ..... Pay Your Own Way
Indigenous Happy Hour ..... Pay Your Own Way
Development Happy Hour ..... Pay Your Own Way
Museum Educators Happy Hour ..... Pay Your Own Way
Collections Happy Hour ..... Pay Your Own Way
Small History Museums Happy Hour ..... Pay Your Own Way
OMA Happy Hour ..... Pay Your Own Way

Ways to Save

  • Become a member of WMA, and enjoy a reduced Annual Meeting registration rate.
  • Volunteer during the Annual Meeting in exhchange for attendance. Volunteers must work for time periods equal to a minimum of fourhours;this can be broken up into two–2 hour shifts or one–4 hour shift (preferable). In exchange for work, volunteers will be permitted toattend anequal amount of hours of non-ticketed Annual Meetingevents. Please contact wma@westmuse.org if you are interested.


Registration Instructions

To register for WMA's 2022 Annual Meeting, please follow the steps listed below.

  1. Head to the Registration Site and click "Register" in the bottom left corner to begin.
  2. On the next page, enter your email address and click "Next."
  3. Then, you will be asked to choose your registration type. Please select a registration type and click "Next."
  4. If a discount code is required for your selected "type", you will be asked to provide it on the next screen. Don't know your discount code? Contact WMA staff.
  5. The following page is the main registration information form. Please fill out the form inputting your basic information, organization type, dietary restrictions, and pronouns. Then, select any WMA 2022 events you wish to attend—some events are ticketed, while others are free with a request RSVP.
  6. Once you have added event tickets to your registation, please click “Next”.
  7. Please review and confirm your registration type, attendee information, and event selections.
  8. Based on how you would like to pay, please click one of the following options:
    1. Click "Invoice Me" to pay by check. You will be emailed an invoice that can be printed off and snail mailed in with remittance. Your registration status will not be listed as complete until we receive payment, but your registration will be confirmed in our system.
    2. Click "Pay Online" to be directed to PayPal where you can select “pay with debit or credit card” or login to use your PayPal account.
    3. If you prefer to pay over the phone, please call WMA's Executive Director Jason B. Jones at 707-433-4701 and provide him with your credit card information.
    4. If there is a problem submitting an online payment, or if you have any questions, please call WMA's Executive Director Jason B. Jones at 707-433-4701.
  9. Once your payment has been confirmed, you will be emailed a receipt.

To add additional WMA2022 events to your existing registration:

  1. Determine what event(s) you would like to add on.
  2. Contact WMA by email at wma@westmuse.org or by phone at 707-433-4701, and provide the following information.
    1. Your first and last name
    2. Title of any event(s) you’d like to add on
  3. Staff will add them to your registration and email you an updated invoice with the new events added and the remaining balance listed, which can either be paid online or printed and mailed in with your remittance.

To make any other changes to your existing registration form:

  1. If you would like to make any changes to your registration form such as add or remove events, please contact WMA staff by phone 707-433-4701 or by email wma@westmuse.org.


WMA Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations made in writing on or before September 6, 2022, will be refunded, minus a $100.00 processing fee. Cancellations after September 6, 2022, will not be refunded. No-shows will not be refunded. Please contact WMA for further information or if you have any questions.




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