2024 OMA Annual Conference - "Sustaining Museums for Future Climates"
April 13-15, 2024

In so many areas of our regular life the climates are changing from what was usual in the past. In the museum world, sustainability and shifts in climates are happening too, and encompass a broad range of topics and impacts.

Of course, museums think about sustainability regarding their environmental impact, but also in terms of financial sustainability, the changing climate of visitor and donor behavior, sustaining and supporting the workforce, the future of grant and foundation support, shifting volunteer demographics, changing trends in tourism, and more – all while sustaining and staying true to their mission.

Museums across Ohio are tackling the many facets of sustainability so they can remain strong, vibrant, and essential community cornerstones no matter what future climates bring.

Join us in Sandusky, April 13-15 as we explore these topics and more at the 2024 Ohio Museums Association’s Annual Conference: Sustaining Museums for Future Climates.

Click here to download the OMA 2024 Conference Brochure

Sample OMA 2024 Conference At-a-Glance


Saturday, April 13

8:30 am-5:00 pm –Area museum tours

Sunday, April 14

11:00am-12:30pm - Emerging Museum Professionals 2024 Opening Reception

1:00-3:00 pm - Sunday Workshops

4:00-7:30 pm - Sunday Evening Museum Tours

7:30-9:30 pm – Annual OMA Awards Dinner - Sponsored by Museum Acrylics Co.

Monday, April 15

8:10-9:10 am – Annual OMA Business Meeting 

9:15-10:15 am – Concurrent Sessions Morning I

10:15-11:00 am - Morning Break & Roundtable Session

11:05 am-12:05 pm - Concurrent Sessions Morning II

12:10-1:30 pm – Luncheon & Plenary Address

1:30-2:30 pm - Keynote Leadership Workshop

1:30-2:30 pm – Concurrent Sessions Afternoon I

2:35-3:05 pm - Afternoon Break

3:10-4:10 pm - Concurrent Sessions Afternoon II

See the full line-up of conference programming on the Program page.

Visit the Registration page for complete details and to register for OMA 2024.

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This program is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Ohio Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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