2023 OMA Annual Conference
March 25-27, 2023
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.
Click here to download the OMA 2023 Conference Brochure
OMA 2023 Conference At-a-Glance
Saturday, March 25
8:30 am-5:00 pm – Saturday Lancaster/Newark Tours
Sunday, March 26
11:00am-12:30pm - Emerging Museum Professionals 2023 Opening Reception
1:00-3:00 pm - Sunday Workshop I, Emerging Museum Professionals: Facilitating Meaningful Communication - Presented by Ohio's EMP Chapters
1:00-3:30 pm - Sunday Workshop II, Museums & Your Local CVBs: Partnering for Sucess - Presented by Explore Licking County, Visit Fairfield County, and the Ohio Travel Association
4:00-7:30 pm - Sunday Evening Museum Tours
7:30-9:30 pm – Annual OMA Awards Dinner - Sponsored by Museum Acrylics Co.
Monday, March 27
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: Truth, trust, and museums: where do we go from here? - Presented by Stacey Halfmoon, Executive Director of Cultural and Historic Preservation, Shawnee Tribe
1:30-2:30 pm - Keynote Leadership Workshop: Re-think, Re-interpret, and Re-spect: A hands-on workshop for mapping out new and inclusive approaches for programs, partnerships and exhibitions - Presented by Stacey Halfmoon, Executive Director of Cultural and Historic Preservation, Shawnee Tribe
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 2023!