Call for Session Proposals - OMA 2018, Dayton

Download the 2018 Session Proposal Form

Session proposals are being accepted until 10/13/17.

In an ever-changing landscape of new technology, new concepts and new experiences, there is a choice: ask big questions and generate extraordinary ideas – or risk becoming obsolete.

Across Ohio, museums are tackling the ideas and questions that reshape the way we function, change the way we think and communicate, and impact how we grow and serve both our mission and our communities.

This year’s host city knows a thing or two about making new ideas take flight. Join us in Dayton, April 15 and 16 as we explore these topics and more at the 2018 Ohio Museums Association’s Annual Conference – Dayton.

OMA is looking for innovative and engaging sessions that will create an interactive experience for our conference attendees.

Send in a proposal for a session that you would like to attend! 

Submit your session proposal now for the 2018 annual conference of the Ohio Museums Association as we explore best practices and innovative ideas in Ohio museums. We're seeking session proposals that will foster dynamic conversations around:

  • Telling your museum’s stories in unique ways – Integrating innovative programs, partnerships and interpretation to stay relevant to both new audiences and existing ones.

  • Museums and workforce development – From early education to adult workforce readiness, how are museums filling this vital community role?

  • Fiscal responsibility, sustainability, and keeping true to your mission – How can museums remain sustainable, both financially and environmentally, while continuing to serve as trusted cultural stewards?

  • The role of museums in community inclusion – How museums can better reflect our diverse communities in how we serve our audiences, and for those seeking museum careers.

  • Un-success stories – Lessons learned, and how to bounce back from a less-than-successful venture.

Click the link above to download a proposal form.

Proposals can be submitted to [email protected]; or sent through US Post to:
Ohio Museums Association
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

For more information on OMA 2018 in Dayton, visit the conference page.
OMA reserves the right to evaluate all proposals and to schedule those that accomplish the goal 
of a balanced program. Submission deadline is October 13, 2017.