Partnership Opportunities

WMA's 2022 Annual Meeting, in partnership with the Oregon Museums Association (OMA), was held October, 6th-9th, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.
After years a part, this year’s gathering looked and felt different. WMA 2022 was designed to meet the complex needs of the museum field to learn, heal, and connect in a safe environment. While being a fun and creative gathering of museum folk, the Annual Meeting dug into how museums can foster on-going conversations, encourage FORWARD-thinking ideas, and empower future generations for the betterment of the museum field and our global society.
Together, we will continue to make positive changes in the museum field.
Thank you to all attendees, presenters, volunteers, the Oregon Museums Association for their partnership, our event Host institutions, our Host and Program Committees, sponsors, exhibitors, as well as the WMA Board and staff for making WMA 2022 such a great success!

Benefits  •  Sponsor  •  Exhibit  •  Advertise

Dontate  •  Partner Quotes  •  Get Involved


Benefits of Partnering with WMA

Whether sponsoring, exhibiting, or advertising at the Annual Meeting, when you partner with WMA, you will have great exposure to a wide range of museum professionals and support the professional development WMA provides to the museum field all year long. Being a WMA 2023 sponsor, exhibitor, or advertiser will allow you to:

  • Reach a concentrated group of museum professionals from a variety of sectors
  • Increase your visibility among a diverse group of cultural institutions in the Western Region
  • Position your business as a supporter and leader in the museum field
  • Build upon your existing relationships with decision-makers, while fostering new connections
  • Support a high quality forum dedicated to sharing cutting edge and emerging ideas being accessible to all museum professionals

See the list of WMA's Past Partners

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Sponsor WMA

Connect with the WMA Community on a deeper level! Sponsorships bolster our work to provide access to a variety of professional development content, create future partnerships that deliver more diverse learning opportunities, and connect colleagues in meaningful dialog. Through sponsorship, you can support WMA and reach your target audience!

Sponsorship information and rates for WMA 2023 coming soon!

All sponsorships are acknowledged on the WMA website, in the Annual Meeting Final Program, selected promotional materials, and on signage at the Annual Meeting.

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  • Opening General Session and Keynote
  • Closing General Session and Panel
  • Opening Reception
  • Three Evening Events: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday
  • Registration Desk Sponsor
  • And more!

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  • Director & Leadership Team Reception
  • Registrars Luncheon
  • Exhibit Hall Networking Lunch
  • Leadership Reception
  • Logo’d Name Badge Lanyard
  • And more!

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  • Storytellers Luncheon
  • Indigenous Luncheon
  • Morning Coffee - Opening General Session
  • One of the Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks
  • One of the Happy Hours
  • And more!

Learn more about specific sponsorship details and events in the previous 2022 Partnership Brochure.

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Exhibit with WMA

Connect with attendees and get known by museum executives from leading cultural institutions in the U.S. and abroad with a WMA2023 Exhibit Hall Booth!

All exhibit booth spaces include: 2 Annual Meeting registrations; 8’ x 10’ tabletop exhibit area; 8’ skirted table with 2 chairs; Your organization’s name, website, and descriptive listing in the Exhibitors Guide section of the Annual Meeting Final Program; acknowledgement on the WMA website; and a one-line Booth ID sign. Enhancements are available.

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2023 Exhibit Booth Rates (Coming Soon!)

  • Super-Early Rate N/A
  • Early Rate N/A
  • Regular Rate N/A

Learn more about specific Exhibit Hall details in the previous 2022 Partnership Brochure

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Advertise with WMA

Reach your target audience throughout the year! Print and electronic advertising is an affordable and effective way to stretch your marketing dollars.MATT-01.jpg

2023 Annual Meeting Program Ad Rates (Coming Soon!)

  • 1/2 Page: N/A
  • Full Page: N/A
  • Inside Cover: N/A
  • Back Cover: N/A
  • Annual Meeting Program Insertion: N/A

Learn more about advertising in the previous 2022 Partnership Brochure.

eWestMuse Monthly Newsletter Advertising Rates (Coming Soon!)

Corporate Member Spotlight

  • 1 month: N/A
  • 1 month plus logo support for following 2 months: N/A
  • 1 month plus logo support for following 4 months and a website advert: N/A

Logo Support

  • 1 month: N/A
  • 3 months: N/A

Website Advertising (Coming Soon!)

WMA Homepage Ad & eWestmuse Monthly Newsletter: Ads run in 4, 8, and 12 month cycles and are sized 340px X 200px

  • 4 months: N/A
  • 8 months: N/A
  • 12 months: N/A

WMA Website Ad & eWestmuse Monthly Newsletter: Ads run in 4, 8, and 12 month cycles and are sized 200px X 340px

  • 4 months: N/A
  • 8 months: N/A
  • 12 months: N/A

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See what WMA's Partners are Saying...

“As we establish our budget each year, sponsorship of the WMA Annual Meeting is always a top priority. The opportunity to support an organization that impacts the museum industry dovetails with our own values of curiosity, innovation, and collaboration. While we appreciate the attention and visibility, we rely on the friends, partners, and colleagues at WMA for our continued education and growth.”

Bart Shively
Chief Strategy Officer
MATT Construction Corporation


"Collector Systems has truly enjoyed exhibiting at the WMA Annual Meeting for the past three years, and we look forward to many more to come! The conference offers a vibrant and lively setting to deepen our relationships with our existing clients, and a great forum to showcase our new technologies, products, and services to this large and thriving group of museum professionals. Partnering with WMA helps Collector Systems to grow, and to better serve all of our clients in the museum industry.”

Eric Kahan
Collector Systems

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Get Involved with WMA

Looking for more ways to support WMA during the 2023 Annual Meeting? Please contact:

Jason B. Jones
Executive Director
Western Museums Association


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Thank you for being in the WMA Community—we are stronger because of you.