2023 OMA Annual Conference

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Join OMA in Newark - Lancaster, March 25-27 for our 2023 annual conference!

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Museums, Relationships, & Trust

2023 Annual Conference

We’ve seen the research – museums consistently rank among the most trusted institutions in the US. But research has also shown recent trust in public institutions is wavering, and our work as a field is not immune. While many museums have worked hard to build relationships in our communities, we know our work is far from done. And some historical interactions in the field has led some of our audiences to not see themselves as belonging to museums at all.

How can museums bridge this gap?

How can we build (or rebuild, if necessary) and strengthen the trust, relationships, and partnerships that are crucial to our places as community cornerstones? What can we do to ensure our organizations are truly reflective of our audiences, and a place where everyone can feel a sense of belonging, engagement, & ownership? How can museums continue to be leaders for community, fun, learning, and stewardship?

Join us in Newark-Lancaster, March 25-27 as we explore these topics and more at the 2023 Ohio Museums Association’s Annual Conference: Museums, Relationships, & Trust.

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Code of Conduct, Meeting Photo Policy, and Health Policy: By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to OMA’s Code of ConductPhoto Policy, and Health Policy for this event. All policies are available to review on the OMA Conference Resources Page.

Registration Policy: Early Bird Rates good through March 1, 2023. After March 1, Full and Single-Day registration increase $20. Late registration (March 20-March 24) available, however, confirmations may not be sent. Onsite registrations are welcome at an additional $20 increase, but meals cannot be guaranteed.

Cancellation Policy: 80% refund for cancellations before March 1, 2023. No refunds after March 1, 2023.

3/25/2023 - 3/27/2023
Registration is closed.

Saturday, 25 March 2023

Join us Saturday, March 25 for a full day of exploration and fun at six of the Newark-Lancaster region's museum gems!
8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
8:30 AM

Sunday, 26 March 2023

1:00pm-3:00pm "Emerging Museum Professionals: Facilitating Meaningful Conversations"
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM
1:00pm-3:30pm "Museums & Your Local CVBs: Partnering for Success"
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM
Please Note: Sunday Tour and Dinner IS INCLUDED in Full Conference Registration. You do not need to submit a seperate Sunday Tour and Awards Dinner Ticket if you are submitting a Full Conference registration. Ticket includes: Transportation from and to the conference hotel, Sunday evening museum tours and Annual Awards Dinner.
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM

Monday, 27 March 2023

Please add this program to your registrations to identify yourself as a conference speaker.
Please note, Monday breakfast IS INCLUDED with Full Conference Registration and Monday-Only Registration. You do not need to purchase a seperate Monday breakfast ticket if you are submitting a Full or Monday-Only registration.
8:20 AM - 9:10 AM
8:20 AM
Please note, Monday keynote luncheon IS INCLUDED with Full Conference Registration and Monday-Only Registration. You do not need to purchase a seperate Monday Keynote Luncheon ticket if you are submitting a Full or Monday-Only registration.
12:10 PM - 1:30 PM
12:10 PM

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