Opening General Session & Keynote

  • Friday, October 7, 2022
  • 9:00am - 10:45pm
  • Grand Ballroom (lower level)

Join us as we welcome attendees to Portland, present the 2022 Awards – the Charles Redd Center Award for Exhibition Excellence, the WMA Leadership Award to an extraordinary individual with a lifetime of achievement in the field, and the WMA Impact Award to a mid-career professional–and get inspired by the 2022 keynote speaker!

Opening Remarks: Jason B. Jones, Executive Director, Western Museums Association

WMA President's Address: Dana Whitelaw, President, High Desert Museum

Awards Presentation: Lorie Millward, Vice President of Design and Programming, Thanksgiving Point Institute

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Keynote Address: Dina Bailey, CEO, Mountain Top Vision.

Dina supports organizations as they transform themselves into places that consistently center on inclusion in decision-making and action using a unique approach that combines research in empathy, bias, antiracism, and DEAI with strategies and techniques from the fields of education, anthropology, and transitional justice. Read more about Dina Bailey on the WestMuse Blog.

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