The Western Museums Association (WMA)’s Annual Meeting is known as a premier venue for those who work in the museum industry to gather, explore ideas, network, and learn about new products and services. WMA is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to serving museums, museum professionals, as well as the related organizations and individuals, by providing vision, enrichment, intellectual challenge, and a forum for communication and interaction.
For the 2023 Annual Meeting, WMA returns to the City of Roses - Pasadena, California on October 5-8. With the theme of CONNECT, the Annual Meeting will be a unique gathering of museum professionals that adds more voices to the conversation on how museums CONNECT people.
Benefits • Sponsor • Exhibit • Advertise
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
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!
All sponsorships are acknowledged on the WMA website, in the Annual Meeting Final Program, in selected promotional materials, and on signage at the Annual Meeting.
2023 TRAILBLAZER Options - $4,000
- Opening General Session & Keynote
- Closing General Session & Panel
- Opening Reception
- All three Evening Events: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
- And more!
2023 INNOVATOR Options - $2,500
- Director & Leadership Team Luncheon
- Registrar's Luncheon
- Exhibit Hall Networking Lunch
- Leadership Reception
- Logo’d Name Badge Lanyard
- And more!
2023 LEADER Package - $1,500
- Storytellers Luncheon
- Indigenous Luncheon
- Morning Coffee - Opening General Session
- Morning Coffee - Closing General Session
- One of the Happy Hours
- And more!
Learn more about specific sponsorship details and events in the 2023 Partnership Brochure.
Ready to sponsor? Download, fill out, and return the Sponsorship Reservation form
Exhibit with WMA
Connect with attendees and get known by museum executives from leading cultural institutions in the U.S. and abroad with a WMA 2023 Exhibit Hall Booth!
All exhibit booth spaces include: Two Annual Meeting registrations; an 8’ x 10’ tabletop exhibit area; an 8’ skirted table with two 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.
Corporate Membership is required to exhibit at the Annual Meeting — learn more here.
2023 Exhibit Booth Rates
- Super-Early Rate: $1,200 (paid by April 28)
- Early Rate: $1,475 (paid by June 23)
- Regular Rate: $1,600 (paid after June 23)
Note: Secure your booth by April 28th to be able to select your booth location. Booths purchased after April 28th will be assigned on a first-paid, first-served basis.
Learn more about specific Exhibit Hall details in the 2023 Partnership Brochure.
Ready to exhibit with WMA? Download, fill out, and return the Exhibit Hall Registration form
Advertise with WMA
Reach your target audience throughout the year! Print and electronic advertising are affordable and effective ways to stretch your marketing dollars. Advertising in our Annual Meeting Program targets a diverse audience of museum professionals, while eWestmuse provides continued exposure to industry decision-makers.
2023 Annual Meeting Program Ad Rates
- 1/2 Page: $750
- Full Page: $975
- Inside Cover: $1,800
- Back Cover: $2,500
- Annual Meeting Program Insertion: $500
eWestMuse Monthly Newsletter Advertising Rates
Corporate Member Spotlight
- 1 month plus logo support for following 2 months: $600
- 1 month plus logo support for following 4 months and a website advert: $900
- 1 month: $100
- 3 months: $250
An ad on the WMA homepage & in WMA's monthly eWestmuse newsletter: Ads run in 4-, 8-, and 12-month cycles and are sized 340px X 200px
- 4 months: $400
- 8 months: $800
- 12 months: $1200
An ad on WMA's website (high traffic pages) & in WMA's monthly eWestmuse newsletter: Ads run in 4-, 8-, and 12-month cycles and are sized 200px X 340px
- 4 months: $300
- 8 months: $600
- 12 months: $900
Receive 10% off the prices published above when you purchase both a print ad and electronic ad.
Learn more about advertising in the 2023 Partnership Brochure.
Ready to advertise with WMA? Download, fill out, and return the Advertisement Registration form.
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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.”
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 our clients in the museum industry.”
Get Involved with WMA
Looking for more ways to support WMA during the 2023 Annual Meeting? Please contact:
Jason B. Jones
Western Museums Association
Thank you for being in the WMA Community—we are stronger because of you.