Future OMA Conferences

September 21-23, 2016 - Bartlesville

September 20-22, 2017

September 19-21, 2018

For more information on hosting a future OMA conference, review the RFP here.

Note: all conference communities must commit to raising at least $7,000 in local funding and/or in-kind services for the conference (not including hotel meeting rooms or other amenities given in exchange for sleeping room reservations).  In addition, it is expected the lodging location will provide two complimentary sleeping rooms for the duration for the OMA staff.

2016 OMA Annual Fall Conference
September 21-23, 2016
Bartlesville Community Center
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Submit a Session Proposal or Send us Ideas for Topics
We currently are planning the 2016 OMA annual fall conference.  The theme of the conference is Diamonds in the Making:  Museums as Cultural Gems. We are mixing up the OMA conference format a bit, and want your input. With over 18 relevant sessions to plan, we want your input!  You can submit a session proposal here or you can email us at [email protected] and let us know what topics you are interested in having presented!  Either way, the conference is about you – our Oklahoma museum professionals – and having your input on the 2016 conference will make it even more powerful and meaningful.

Discount Registration Open for 2016 OMA Conference
Register by December 31, 2015 to attend the 2016 OMA Annual Conference, September 21-23, 2016 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and receive the Discounted rate of $285 for members and $360 for non-members. 

Register HERE for the 2016 OMA Annual Conference! No need to pay now; payment of Discounted Rate registration will be due by August 3, 2016.


Discount Rate ends December 31, 2015
$285 for members and $360 for non-members

Early Bird begins Jan. 1, 2016
$335 for members and $410 for non-members

Standard begins Aug. 4, 2016
$385 for members and $460 for non-members

Rates listed include all meals and sessions on Thursday and Friday (pre-conference workshops on Wednesday are not included).

We appreciate the following Exhibitors who are 2016 Conference Supporters

Certified Folder Display Services, Inc.
Elliott + Associates Architects
Exhibit Concepts, Inc.
Heritage Museum Services
ITIN Museum Services
Martin&Martin Design
Museum Arts
University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies
University of Oklahoma Press
Vann & Associates | PR + Marketing


Conference Information

Conference Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by August 29 are eligible for a refund unless otherwise noted. Cancellations received after the registration deadline are non-refundable.  All cancellations must be in writing.  Participant substitutions are accepted at any time.  OMA is not responsible for cancellations sent but not received.

OMA reserves the right to cancel a program at any time.  In the event of such a cancellation, participants will receive a full registration refund.  OMA is not responsible for any expenses, travel or otherwise, incurred as a result of participation in our cancellation of a program.

Consent to Use Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at or participation in OMA conference and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to OMA's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image.