Future OMA Conferences

September 14-16, 2022 - Enid, Oklahoma

September 13-15, 2023 - Open

September 11-13, 2024 - Open

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.

 Museums: Bringing Communities A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

Oklahoma Museum Conference

September 14-16, 2022
Enid, Oklahoma

Premier Sponsor - Visit Enid

Session proposals being accepted here
2022 Oklahoma Museum Conference 
Deadline to submit January 31, 2022

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information will be available early 2022

2022 Exhibitors to date
3D Scans Plus
Exhibit Concepts
Martin&Martin Design
Oklahoma Arts Council
Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Oklahoma Historical Society
Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation
Southwest Solutions Group
The Guild
The Springer Company
Visit Enid

More conference details to come, please check back often.

Conference Information

Why YOU Should Attend

Museum budgets and staffing are tight; we know. But attending the Oklahoma Museum 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 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.

Conference Hotel

2022 Conference Hotel is GLō Best Western Downtown Enid/Convention Center, 123 W Maine Avenue Enid, Oklahoma 73701. This hotel is located next door to the Stride Bank Convention Center, which is where the Oklahoma Museum Conference will take place. 

The rate is $125/night + tax (single or double).  The deadline to book your hotel is August 14, 2022.

Use this link to book your hotel room at The GLō.

Room description:

  • Signature Gel Top Mattress
  • Microwave And Refrigerator
  • Non-Smoking
  • Individual Pod Coffee Maker
  • Work Desk With Power And Usb
  • Full Breakfast
  • High Speed Internet Access

CHECK-IN: 4:00 P.M. CST Check-Out: 11:00 A.M. CST

Welcome to GLō Best Western Enid OK Downtown/Convention Center Hotel located in Enid, Oklahoma a city with boundless opportunities, vibrant shopping, unique places to eat, and original events and attractions. Located right next to the Central National Bank Center, Stride Bank Center, and David Allen Memorial Ballpark. This new boutique hotel features sleek and modern finishes accented with bold pops of color that will delight both business and leisure travelers alike. A spectacular lobby will greet all guests as they arrive, providing room to relax and mingle with family and friends. The hotel features a state-of-the-art fitness center and a dynamic breakfast area is a hub for morning activity as guests fuel up for their day. This GLō hotel balances value, design and comfort ensuring guests have the best of each, creating a memorable travel experience. Some of the amenities available at our hotel are a complimentary breakfast, a bar, in-room work desk with signature Herman Miller desk chair, in-room coffee and tea maker, gel-topped signature mattress, stylish bath amenities, complimentary high-speed Internet, a fitness center, a business area with wireless, secured printing in the public area and on-site guest laundry.  We are also right next door to the Stride Bank Convention Center in the downtown area making it a perfect location for your trip. Our location at the junction of U.S. Highways 81 and 412 is not only easily accessible it has significant historical value. Enid is right where the paths of the Chisholm Trail and Cherokee Strip Land Run cross.

Awards Program and Dinner

The 2022 Awards Program is open. The deadline to submit is Friday, May 20, 2022.

All award entrants will receive status of their entry by Friday, July 8, 2022. Awards will be presented at the Awards Celebration Dinner the evening of September 15 in Enid, Oklahoma, as part of the Oklahoma Museum Conference.

For award categories, submission details and links to the online entry form, click here.

Conference Scholarships

2022 OMA Conference Scholarships will open at a later date.

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

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.

Keynote Speakers

Speakers to be announced.

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.