Conference


Future OMA Conferences


September 15-17, 2021 - Shawnee, Oklahoma

September 14-16, 2022 - Enid, Oklahoma


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.

Now accepting proposals for the 2021 Oklahoma Museum Conference which will take place September 15-17 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The theme is Smooth Sailing: Museums Charting New Waters.

 

 

The 2021 Oklahoma Museum Conference sponsorship and exhibitor information will be available in early 2021. Please check back.

Conference Information

Why YOU Should Attend

Museum budgets and staffing are tight; we know. But attending the Oklahoma Museum Virtual Conference is valuable to you AND your museum. How?

Expand your network by connecting virtually with a wide range of attendees. A broad network provides a stable base from which to draw when you have questions or need guidance once you return home.

Build your knowledge and take innovative ideas back to your museum. Conference sessions cover a variety of topics from education to collections, fundraising to preservation, and marketing to best practices.

Visit with exhibitors to find products/services of value to your museum in the virtual exhibit hall.

Grow within the profession by learning best practices and ways to increase outreach and services.

By participating in OMA, especially at the conference, the museum can position itself to be an active and vital part of your community.

Awards Program

Due to the pandemic making for unusual circumstances, the OMA 2020 Awards program will be incorporated into the 2021 Awards program.  More information will be available in early 2021.  

View 2019 Award Winners Here

Assistive Needs

The Oklahoma Museums Association strives to ensure programs and activities are accessible to all interested persons, including those who are disabled, have impaired vision or hearing, or other sensory impairments. Please notify us no later than August 15 if you have assistive needs at the conference.

Conference Scholarships

Scholarships will be available for the 2021 Oklahoma Museum Conference.

Contributing to the OMA Scholarship Fund
Individuals may contribute directly to the OMA Scholarship Fund online 

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers will be announced at a later date.

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.