Partnership Opportunities

The Western Museums Association (WMA)'s 2022 Annual Meeting will be held in Portland, Oregon on October 6-9, in partnership with the Oregon Museums Association. With the theme of FORWARD, WMA 2022 will focus on the ways museums can be adaptable, FORWARD-thinking institutions.
Join us in Portland!

Benefits  •  Sponsor  •  Exhibit  •  Advertise

Dontate  •  Partner Quotes  •  Get Involved


WMA 2022 Partnership Program brochure is avaliable here

Important Dates in 2022
April 22: Deadline for advertising in Preliminary Program
April 29: Last day for Super Early Exhibit Booth rate
June 6: Annual Meeting registration opens
June 17: Last day for Early Exhibit Booth rate (sold out)
August 5: Last day for Early Bird conference registration rates
August 12: Deadline to advertise in Final Program
October 6-9: Annual Meeting in Portland 


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 2022 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 2022

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!

Reserve your sponsorship today!

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 2022 Partnership Brochure.

Ready to sponsor? Download, fill out, and return the Sponsorship Form

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Exhibit at WMA 2022 - BOOTHS ARE SOLD OUT
** Please consider sponsoring or advertising

Connect with attendees and get known by museum executives from leading cultural institutions in the U.S. and abroad with a WMA2022 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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Exhibit Booth Rate

  • Super-Early Rate (Paid by April 29) - $1,075
  • Early Rate (Paid by June 17) - $1,325
  • Regular Rate (Paid after June 17) - $1,475

Secure your exhibit space by June 17th to pre-select your exhibit location. After June 17th exhibits will be assigned on a first-paid, first-served basis.

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

Ready to exhibit? Download, fill out, and return the Exhibitor Form 

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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.

Deadline to advertise in the 2022 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program is April 22nd

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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

Learn more about advertising in the 2022 Partnership Brochure.

Ready to advertise? Download, fill out, and return the Advertising Form.


eWestMuse Monthly Newsletter Advertising

Corporate Member Spotlight

  • 1 month: $500
  • 1 month plus logo support for following 2 months: $600
  • 1 month plus logo support for following 4 months and a website advert: $750

Logo Support

  • 1 month: $100
  • 3 months: $250

Website Advertising

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

  • 4 months: $400
  • 8 months: $800
  • 12 months: $1,200

WMA Website Ad & eWestmuse Monthly 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

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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 2022 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.