Conference


Future OMA Conferences

September 19-21, 2018 - Edmond
Reaching New Heights: Best Practices for Elevating Your Museum
2018 Conference Discount Rate limited slots have been filled.  Look for early bird rates in spring 2018.

Have a great idea for a 2018 session.  Submit session proposal here by January 31, 2018.


September 18-20, 2019 - Proposals due November 15, 2018.




For more information on hosting a future OMA conference, please send an inquiry email to Brenda Granger and/or download 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 of the conference.

The 2017 OMA Conference is a wrap!  A huge thanks to the attendees, speakers, sponsors, committees and hosts for making it a success!

2017 Conference Sponsors
Oklahoma Arts Council
Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Museum of the Great Plains
Lawton Fort Sill Convention and Visitors Bureau
Lawton - Fort Sill Hilton Garden Inn 
Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center
Elliott + Associates Architects
ITIN Museum Services
Jasmine Moran Children's Museum
Martin&Martin Design
National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum
Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board
Oklahoma Museums Association Board of Directors
Route 66 Alliance
Sam Noble Museum
University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies
Vann & Associates | PR + Marketing

2017 Conference Exhibitors 
Certified Folder Display Service, Inc.
Elliott + Associates Architects
Exhibit Concepts, Inc.
ITIN Museum Services 
Martin&Martin Design
ReLiveItAR
Southwest Solutions Group, Inc.
The Donning Company Publishers
University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies
University of Oklahoma Press
University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies
Vann & Associates

In addition, the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Archives Month, will be exhibitors.


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2018 OMA Conference
September 19-21, 2018 - Edmond
Reaching New Heights: Best Practices for Elevating Your Museum
2018 Conference Discount Rate limited slots have been filled.  Look for early bird rates in spring 2018.

Have a great idea for a 2018 session.  Submit session proposal here by January 31, 2018.

Thank you to the following exhibitors who have committed to being exhibitors at the 2018 OMA conference.

Certified Folder Display Service, Inc.
Exhibit Concepts, Inc.
ITIN Museum Services 
Martin&Martin Design
Oklahoma Arts Council
Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Southwest Solutions Group, Inc.
The Donning Company Publishers
University of Central Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts
University of Oklahoma College of Professional and Continuing Studies
University of Oklahoma Press
University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies
Vann & Associates
Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Art

 

Conference Information

Awards Program

2017 Award Winners here

This celebration is part of the OMA Annual Conference and held on the Thursday evening of the conference.  The 2018 awards nomination process will open in early 2018.



Conference Hotel

The 2018 Conference Hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Edmond Conference Center.  More information soon.

Conference Scholarships

Conference scholarship deadlines will be posted in the spring of 2018.  

Conference Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by the conference registration deadline 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.