Annual Conference

  • Networks Benefit
  • Host an OMA Annual Conference, submit an expression of interest by September 2017, 2019
  • Pre-Conference Study Tours
  • Thank you to partners


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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 Group of Ontario Emerging Museum Professionals is presenting an interactive session called Confessions of a Museum Professional Part II! For more information click HERE


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 MaracleExecutive Director, Six Nations Public Library

Sara Munroe, Arts and Culture Development Officer, City of Brantford

Stephanie Pile, Projects Coordinator, Woodland Cultural Centre

Brian WoodCurator, 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