Partnership Opportunities

Partnering with the Western Museums Association (WMA) offers great exposure to a wide range of museum professionals, and supports the professional development WMA provides the museum field. Download the WMA 2015 Partnership Brochure for detailed information on sponsoring, exhibiting, and advertising with WMA.

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Sponsor WMA 2015

Connect with the WMA community on a deeper level! All sponsorships are acknowledged on the WMA website, in the Annual Meeting Final Program, selected promotional materials, and on signage at the Annual Meeting.

Sponsorhip Levels

  • Conservator - $4,000: Choose from 3 evening events, the Opening Reception, the General Session, or a logo'd name badge lanyard.
  • Guarantor - $2,500: Choose from the Director's or Registrar's Luncheons, the Exhibit Hall Networking Lunch, WMA Board Member Reception, or Exhibit Hall Closing Reception.
  • Patron - $1,000: Choose from the Storyteller's or Indigenous People's Luncheons, Poster Session in the Exhibit Hall, or a Exhibit Hall Networking and Coffee Break.

Learn more about specific sponsorhip details and events in the 2015 Partnership Brochure.

Already know you want to Sponsor? Download, fill out, and return the Sponsorship Form.

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Exhibit at WMA 2015

Corporate Membership is required to exhibit at the Annual Meeting—learn more here.

Exhibit space includes: 2 Annual Meeting registrations; 8’ x 10’ exhibit area with back and side drapes; 8’ skirted table with 2 chairs and a waste can; One-line Booth ID sign; Your organization’s name, website, and descriptive listing in the Exhibitors Guide section of the Annual Meeting Final Program; Acknowledgement on the WMA Website.

Cost

  • Paid by April 3: $900
  • Paid by June 19: $1,100
  • After June 19: $1,400

Secure your booth by April 3, 2015 to be able to select your booth location. After this date, booths will be assigned on a first-paid, first-served basis.

Exhibit Hall Packages

  • Package 1 - $1,600: Includes Exhibit Hall booth, Full page ad in Annual Meeting Program, 4 month ad cycle in eWestmuse & on WMA website, and 2 Evening Event tickets
  • Package 2 - $1300: Includes Exhibit Hall booth, Half page ad in Annual Meeting Program, 4 month ad cycle in eWestmuse & on WMA website

Only available through June 19, 2015.

Learn more about Exhibit Hall opportunities in the 2015 Partnership Brochure.

Already know you want to Exhibit? Download, fill out, and return the Exhibitor Form.

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Advertise with WMA

Reach your target audience throughout the year! Print and electronic advertising is an affordable and effective way to stretch your marketing dollars.

Annual Meeting Program Ad Rates

  • 1/2 Page: $700
  • Full Page: $950
  • Inside Cover: $1800
  • Back Cover: $2500
  • Annual Meeting Program Insertion: $500

Electronic Advertising

  • WMA Homepage Ad & Monthly eWestmuse: Ads run in 4, 8, and 12 month cycles and are sized 340px X 200px
  • WMA Website Ad & Monthly eWestmuse: Ads run in 4, 8, and 12 month cycles and are sized 200px X 340px

Learn more about specific rates in the 2015 Partnership Brochure.

Already know you want to Advertise? Download, fill out, and return the Advertiser Form.

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See What WMA's Partners are Saying

“The WMA Annual Meeting is the easiest sponsorship decision that I make all year – there is no better place to engage the western museum community. The friendships and business relationships that I have built over the years have been invaluable; the staff and board take care of sponsors; and the visibility over the three day conference is incredible. We will be back every year.”

Dafna Zilafro
Director of Marketing
MATT Construction Corporation

 

“I could not be happier that I chose to exhibit at the WMA 2014 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. As an exhibitor, I was truly impressed with traffic in the Exhibit Hall, the session line-up, and the events. We made many excellent contacts and have successfully booked one project, with a couple more in the works. I look forward to continuing to be a part of the WMA community.”

Kelly Fernandi
President and Creative Director
Minotaur Mazes

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Benefits of Partnering with the WMA

  • Reaches a concentrated group of museum professionals from assorted sectors
  • Increases visibility among a diverse group of cultural institutions in the Western Region
  • Positions businesses as a supporter and leader in the culture industry
  • Builds existing relationships with decision-makers, while fostering new connections
  • Fosters a high quality forum dedicated to sharing cutting edge and emerging ideas that is accessible to all museum professionals

See a list of WMA's Past Partners

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Get Involved

Download the WMA 2015 Partnership Brochure for detailed information on sponsoring, exhibiting, and advertising with WMA.

Already know you want to Sponsor, Exhibit, or Advertise at WMA?

Download, fill out, and return one of these forms:

For more information, please contact:

Jason B. Jones
WMA Executive Director
707.433.4701
wma@westmuse.org

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Important Dates in 2015

  • April 3: Last day for Super Early Exhibit Booth rate
  • April 10: Deadline for advertising in Preliminary Program
  • May 4: 2015 Annual Meeting registration opens
  • June 19: Last day for Early Exhibit Booth rate
  • July 31: Last day for Early Bird 2015 Annual Meeting registration rates
  • August 14: Deadline to advertise in Final Program; and Deadline for exhibitor descriptions for Final Program
  • Oct 24-27: Annual Meeting in San Jose, California