Annual Conference

  • OMA Annual Conference 2022. Changing Directions: Practice Over Permanence. Hamilton, November 7. Online, November 21.
    OMA Annual Conference 2022-- Changing Directions: Practice Over Permanence
  • Call for proposals now open! #OMAConf2022. OMA 50th Anniversary.
    Submit your proposal by June 27!
2022 is the Ontario Museum Association’s 50th Anniversary, and we are so thrilled to welcome members back to both an in-person and online conference this year!
This year’s theme is Changing Directions: Practice over Permanence. This theme embodies the changing nature of museums and focuses on what museums are currently doing, rather than what they might do in the future.

The Call for Proposals is open!

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Submit your proposal by Monday, June 27, 2022
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Program development is in progress. Is there someone you want to hear from? Is there a keynote you would love to see? Let us know! Send your ideas to  

Join us in-person!

Hamilton, Ontario
Monday, November 7, 2022

Join us online!

Monday, November 7, 2022 – select sessions will be live-streamed
Monday, November 21, 2022 – interactive online sessions

Code of Conduct

The Ontario Museum Association strives to support and advocate for all members of the museum community. Throughout this hybrid Conference and related programming, we are committed to providing inclusive, respectful, accessible, and safe physical and digital spaces for learning and collaboration. Participants at the OMA Conference are expected to maintain a professional demeanor and engage in respectful interactions by treating all individuals with respect and dignity. Inappropriate behaviour and language including but not limited to personal attacks, bigotry, derogatory remarks, racism, xenophobia, and harassment will not be tolerated.
OMA staff are working hard to monitor the Conference’s digital platforms, and reserve the right to dismiss questions, and remove attendees who might pose a threat to the wellbeing of our community. If you have been the target of or a witness to harmful behaviour, please report it as soon as possible. You can do so by sending us an email to or approaching an OMA staff member at the event.
We hope that you have an enjoyable Conference experience!