Conference Vendor Information

Support the Ohio Museums Association while promoting your business and services to the Ohio museum community!

For more information on how to become a Sponsor at the 2017 OMA Annual Conference, please visit our Sponsorship  page.


Become a 2017 OMA Conference Exhibitor!

Click here to submit your Vendor Application online! 

 The OMA Annual Conference offers several opportunities to expose conference attendees to your business or service. As an Exhibitor your company receives:
  • Complimentary listing in the conference program book
  • Complimentary listing on the OMA website
  • 10% discount on display advertisement in the Conference Program Book
  • Draped 6 or 8 foot table with chair
  • Refreshment breaks and silent auction set up in the Exhibit Hall
  • One complimentary Monday Conference Registration

How to Reserve Your Space

Click here to submit your Vendor Application online!

Or, download and submit your 2017 Conference Vendor Application form (below) and payment to OMA at [email protected] or mail to 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211.

Space will be assigned on a first-come, first serve basis.

Deadline for reserving Exhibit Hall space: March 23, 2017

Exhibit Hall Hours

Conference Monday, April 3, 2017
7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Set Up
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Tear Down

Exhibitors who can not send a representative to the conference may reserve space for display materials only. OMA staff will set-up simple, unmanned exhibitor displays. Materials can be mailed back at exhibitor’s expense.

Hotel Information

Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center

The conference headquarters for OMA 2017 is the beautiful Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center. The Lodge's picturesque location on Lake Erie is the perfect backdrop to our conversation's on Transforming Museums!

Maumee Bay Resort and Conference Center
1750 State Park Road #2, Oregon, OH 43616
Phone: 1.800.282.7275 

Room Rate and Reservation Details:
Two Double Bed Room: $99.00 per night, plus tax
King Bed Room: $109.00 per night, plus tax

Reserve your room now!

Call 800.282.7275 and mention you are an OMA conference attendee to reserve your sleeping room at the OMA conference rate. Don't delay! OMA room rate is only valid pending hotel availability.

Reservation deadline: February 15, 2017

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information on how to become a Sponsor at the 2017 OMA Annual Conference, please visit our Sponsorship  page.

Advertising Opportunities

Click on Advertising Opportunities  for additional information on advertising in the Conference program book, or on the Ohio Museums Association's website.

Silent Auction

The Ohio Museums Association will hold our annual Silent Auction during the 2017 Conference, and you can get in on the fun!

Donate services, company products, books, T-shirts, mugs, event tickets, trips, tours, vacation home rental, dinner, employee perks, plants, or anything you'd love to bid on!

Auction items will be on view in the exhibit hall during the annual conference. All proceeds support OMA programs. Contact auction Chair, Alexandra Nicholis Coon for details.

Business Membership

Become a Business member of the Ohio Museums Association! OMA provides the following services to its members:

  • Professional Development and Networking Opportunities through participation in our workshops and annual conference
  • Discounted Registrations, Advertising and Exhibit Hall space for the Association’s Annual Conference
  • Free Subscription to Ohio Museums Monthly
  • A forum for free publicity for events in the newsletter and magazine
  • Free listing of job openings in the newsletter and web site
  • Free web site link and listing on OMA web page
  • Access to Workers’ Compensation Group Rating providing discounts in annual BWC fees
  • Access to group and individual health insurance through Tabit, Arganbright & Hazelbaker
  • Generous Discounts through supplier, Gaylord
  • Access to members-only offers on merchant services through our partner, Thrive Payments 

For more information on how to become and OMA Business Member click here .

OMA thanks our 2016 Conference Vendors!

Your support of Ohio’s museum community helps keep the Ohio Museums Association strong! Thank you for your contributions to a fantastic OMA 2016!

OMA would like to recognize our 2016 Conference Exhibitors:

Support OMA with your
tax-deductible donation!

A contribution to the Ohio Museums Association will help us continue to provide important programs and services to Ohio’s Museums.