The Conference takes place at the Brantford Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Dr., Brantford.
To Register: CLICK HERE
To download the registration form (.pdf): CLICK HERE
The OMA Annual General Meeting takes place on Friday, October 25. To learn more about the AGM, click HERE.
VIA Rail—Save 10%! Travel between October 21-27 from any VIA station to Brantford and save 10% off the best available fare. Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking and one complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.
Reference VIA Convention discount code: 13984
The Train Station in Brantford is about a 10 minute cab ride from the conference hotel.
The OMA holds an annual conference each fall that attracts between 200 and 350 delegates as well as 30 to 40 tradeshow exhibitors. Our yearly gathering is a vital opportunity to engage on key issues, learn about trends in the sector, meet leaders in the field, network with peers, and conduct business. Hosting a conference is an opportunity to advance regional and provincial museum networks and highlight museums and their successes in your area.
The location of the OMA Annual Conference alternates between the Greater-Toronto-Area and other locations in Ontario. The OMA is currently considering Expressions of Interest for conference locations in the coming years of 2020, 2021 and beyond.
Click HERE to download the Expression of Interest Form, and submit it to the OMA by September 27, 2019.
The OMA Annual Conference 2019: Networks is hosted by the City of Brantford, County of Brant, and Six Nations of the Grand River, and is presented in collaboration with the Brant Museums & Galleries Association.
Conference Program Committee:
Adrienne Carter, Manager, Destination Development & Finance, The Heart of Ontario (Hamilton, Halton, Brant, Regional Tourism Association)
Nathan Etherington, Programming and Community
Scott Gillies, Curator, Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum
Will Hollingshead, Manager & Curator, MS Norgoma
Feather Maracle, Executive Director, Six Nations Public Library
Sara Munroe, Arts and Culture Development Officer, City of Brantford
Stephanie Pile, Projects Coordinator, Woodland Cultural Centre
Brian Wood, Curator, Bell Homestead National Historic Site
Rhonda Yearwood, Archives Assistant, St. James Cathedral
Local Arrangements Committee:
Glenn Brown, Theatre Manager, Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
Victoria Hudson-Muir, Founder, Grandview Theatre
Julie Jacobson, Manager, Tourism, Six Nations Development Corporation
Jaquie Jamieson, Manager, Tourism, Six Nations Development Corporation
Janis Monture, Director of Tourism & Cultural Initiatives, Six Nations Development Corporation
Carol Moore, Brant Heritage Coordinator, County of Brant
Sara Munroe, Arts & Culture Development Officer, City of Brantford, Committee Chair
Ana Olson, Gallery Director, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
Russell Press, Director of Economic Development & Tourism, County of Brant
Eva Salter, Regional Advisor for Brant, Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport