Conference


Future OMA Conferences


September 16-18, 2020  - Enid, Oklahoma

September 15-17, 2021 - To be announced


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.


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  2020 Oklahoma Museum Conference
  Museums 2020: Changing Your Perspective
September 16-18, 2020
Stride Bank Center, Enid

 Hosted by
Visit Enid
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Thank you to the following exhibitors who will be joining us in 2020 (to date).

Certified Folder Display Service, Inc.
Exhibit Concepts, Inc.
Martin&Martin Design
Oklahoma Arts Council
Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Oklahoma Historical Society
Oklahoma Humanities
Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation
Southwest Solutions Group
University of Oklahoma Press
Vann & Associates
Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Art

The 2020 Oklahoma Museum Conference Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus is available here.  
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2020 Conference sponsors (to date)

Oklahoma Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts 
Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Oklahoma Humanities
Visit Enid
Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board
Oklahoma Today Magazine
Vann & Associates
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center
Exhibit Concepts, Inc.
Jasmine Moran Children's Museum
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Route 66 Alliance
The Springer Company

 

Conference Hosts
Visit Enid
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Conference Information

Why YOU Should Attend

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

Expand your network by connecting 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.

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

View 2019 Award Winners Here

The 2020 Awards Program will open in Spring 2020.

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 to the 2020 Oklahoma Museums Conference will open in the spring of 2020

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

 

 

Keynote Speaker

The 2020 Keynote speaker is Berkeley Young.  Mr. Young will be speaking on changing the perspective of museum staff and board members to enhance the museum visitor experience.

Bio:
Berkeley’s experience includes serving as the Executive Director of a start-up convention and visitor’s bureau and a director of a chamber of commerce in which he oversaw the creation and success of a research-based tourism marketing program for a rural county in the mountains of North Carolina. Young was hired as Director of Sales and quickly promoted to General Manager of a large golf resort managed by Interstate Hotels Corporation. Young joined Randall Travel Marketing in 1998 as Vice President conducting research for DMOs throughout the United States. He opened Young Strategies in November 2004 focusing on strategic planning and research for destination marketing organizations. Young is a top rated speaker at regional and national conferences.

 

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.