Annual Conference

  • Annual Conference 2020 October 29 & November 5 & 26, 2020 + webinar series each tuesday in November
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This year the Ontario Museum Association Conference is going virtual! With this new format comes new possibilities; the OMA is planning on taking advantage of all a virtual conference can offer.

The OMA 2020 Annual Conference will occur on Thursdays, October 29, November 5, and November 26 and will be accompanied by a webinar series presented on each Tuesday of November.

The OMA Conference program is inspired by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also plans to address the many challenges facing museums during the COVID-19 pandemic and social upheaval that have made 2020 an extraordinary year. We look forward to welcoming delegates from across Ontario this fall, and are excited to share our program with youI

Download the registration form HERE.

Register online HERE.


Bursaries for OMA Conference Registration

The Ontario Museum Association has made efforts to offer affordable and reasonable prices and options for its first virtual Annual Conference, to make it accessible to the greatest number of people. In this time of the pandemic, the Ontario Museum Association recognizes the importance of bringing the sector together, and we understand that this may be a challenging time financially for individuals and institutions. The Conference Bursary will be available to OMA members in good standing who would otherwise be unable attend the OMA Conference.
Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis. We thank the OMA Council who redirected their annual donations for the AGM in-person breakfast towards Conference bursaries.

Please complete the bursary application form HERE. Applications are due on October 9, 2020.

Bursary recipients will be encouraged to share learnings with their Regional Museum Network and other colleagues.

If you wish to make a donation to the Ontario Museum Association and its work you may do so HERE. Donors will be acknowledged and thanked for their contribution to Ontario’s museum community.