• 2018 Annual Meeting


    Tacoma, Washington |  October 21-24, 2018

Annual Meeting

The Western Museums Association’s (WMA) Annual Meeting is known as a premier venue for those who work in the museum industry to exchange ideas and best practices, network with colleagues, and learn from each other by attending valuable sessions. Attendees come away inspired and energized about their profession. Upon returning home, they seek out opportunities to grow and further the creative culture that is the foundation of our society.

The Western Museums Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting was held in Tacoma, Washington on October 21-24. The 2018 Program provided a multitude of perspectives representative of today’s museum landscape, and continued the WMA’s rich tradition of provocative programming and educational opportunities. The theme of the 2018 Annual Meeting was INSPIRE, and focused on the ways museums inspire action, change, and unity.  

This included:

  • Museums as inclusive places
  • Unconventional and innovative partnerships
  • Diversity in exhibits, programming, and on museum staff and boards
  • Museums as agents of social change / social justice
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Activism in museums

View the 2018 FINAL Program


Discounted rates are for WMA members only. Not a WMA member? Learn more about WMA membership.


Take a look at this year's Sessions for the Annual Meeting. 



You don't want to miss the phenomenal tours, workshops and Evening Events offered at this year's Annual Meeting. 



Awards & Scholarships

Learn more about 2018 Wanda Chin Scholarships, the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence, the WMA Leadership Award, and the new WMA Impact Award.


Partnership Opportunities

Partnering with the WMA offers great exposure to a wide range of museum professionals. Check out our 2018 opportunities!