by Allyson Lazar
WMA Board Members convene near the end of the conference
Last week roughly 400 museum professionals from the Western Region and beyond* gathered in beautiful San Diego for the annual WMA conference. Buzz in the hallways indicated that the sessions were some of the strongest, most relevant, useful and enjoyable yet!
But what about the folks who weren't there? How can they benefit from the conversations and sharing that took place? Fear not! We've got a lot of different ways to make sure everyone can get all caught up!
First off, there are the blog posts here at the WestMuse blog. And pretty soon the latest issue of the WestMuse newsletter will be published, focusing on the conference.
But there are other places to see what happened, too:
Back channel chatter on Twitter:
Photo sets on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lidja/sets/72157622655896204/ (courtesy of Lydia Johnson)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44049949@N08/sets/72157622678753818/ (courtesy of Lydia Johnson)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17123552@N00/sets/72157622699392078/ (courtesy of Linda Poe Waterfield)
Discussions on LinkedIn:
And hey, if you have photo sets you want to share or conference discussions that are happening someplace else online, please go ahead and post them in the comments so that more people can join in!
* Not only did we have museum people from the East Coast and the Mountain-Plains, we even had one special guest who came in all the way from Australia!