2022 Annual Meeting


With the theme of FORWARD, WMA's 2022 Annual Meeting will focus on the ways museums can be adaptable, FORWARD-thinking institutions, and will be more inclusive and participatory then ever before.
To help set the "key note" of the overall conference experience, WMA's attendees will have the unique opportunitiy to attend the Opening General Session & Keynote with special guest speaker and...

What does it mean for a museum to be forward-thinking? How can museum professionals better approach and establish institutional change?
The theme of WMA's 2022 Annual Meeting, FORWARD, will be reinforced and celebrated during the 2022 Closing General Session & Panel. Moderated by Lisa Sasaki, Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Interim Director of the Smithsonian...

The Hilton Portland Downtown is the headquarters hotel of the Annual Meeting
The Hilton Portland Downtown is located in the heart of Portland's city center financial and entertainment districts. The Hilton's central location is within blocks of downtown Portland's best restaurants such as Jake's Famous Crawfish and Higgins Restaurant and Bar. Upscale shopping is nearby at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth...
2019 Wanda Chin Scholarship Recipients
Wanda Chin Professional Development Program
Since 1997, the Wanda Chin Professional Development Program helps to make attendance at the Western Museums Association’s (WMA) Annual Meeting financially accessible to individuals who might otherwise not be able to attend. Funded through annual auctions and donations, the Wanda Chin Professional Development ...
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