ONmuseums: #OMAConf2020

Jan 30, 2020
At the OMA
OMA Conference 2020
Registration Open!
The Ontario Museum Association is thrilled to announce that the 2020 Annual Conference will taking place October 28th-30th in Huntsville, Ontario.

We are looking forward to gathering 
Museum, Gallery, Archive and Heritage Professionals, and stakeholders from across Ontario for three days of learning and networking, taking inspiration from the beautiful environment and Huntsville's local institutions. 
Head Start Rate available now!

Step 1: Register.

  • Register Online HERE!
    • Make sure you are signed in to receive member rates

Step 2: Book Your Accommodation.

  • Rates start at $149.00 at the Conference location: Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville.
    • Book through the Reservations department at 1-800-461-4393 referencing the Ontario Museum Association.

Step 3: Check for Updates for #OMAConf2020.

Deadline March 2, 2020
Museums are both engaged as global citizens, and central to the vitality of their local communities. In working towards the goals of Ontario’s Museums 2025, museums are committed to their local communities and the province. The OMA Annual Conference 2020 provides an opportunity to reflect on how Ontario museums are currently working, and can become more engaged, with worldwide initiatives to improve the lives of people, protect the planet, strengthen our institutions, and ensure prosperity for all. Through their programs, partnerships, and community collaborations, museums are also working to support the global priority areas identified in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 global goals were designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030, addressing social and environmental challenges.

Within a larger aim of supporting and celebrating the work of museums for their communities, the OMA Annual Conference 2020 invites a particular focus on Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being.

The OMA welcomes proposals that discuss the successes, lessons learned, and relevance of the SDGs and a “think global, act local” approach in museum work today. Some questions to consider are:
  • What work is your museum doing in support of the SDGs?
  • How have you collaborated in pursuit of common goals, leveraged your skills and unique resources, or used a new approach to enhance positive impacts?
  • How have your museum spaces or collections served a sustainable or empowering purpose?
  • How does your museum support the health of the people around you? 

The deadline for all proposals is March 2, 2020.

Read more HERE.

Welcome to Huntsville, ON!
Check out the location HERE!

The 2020 Conference will take place in the beautiful town of Huntsville, a warm and friendly community in Muskoka! 


See directions to Huntsville HERE.

Deerhurst Resort features cozy accommodations, on-site restaurants, spa, golf courses and year-round recreation. There are many different types of accommodation with plenty of options to share. With the OMA discount, room rates start at $149. Please contact the resort at 1-800-461-4393 referencing the Ontario Museum Association to access our room block by September 27, 2020.

Check out the Deerhurst Resort HERE.

Land Acknowledgement 

The OMA would like to respectfully acknowledge that we will be on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg under the terms of the Robinson-Huron Treaty #61 of 1850, and the Williams Treaties of 1923.

The OMA is grateful that we will be in Huntsville. We hope you will be too.

We commit to acknowledge, learn, educate, create opportunity, honour sacred places, and take actions toward real Truth and Reconciliation in support of our commitment to walking the path together in respect, peace and harmony for future generations.

G’chi miigwech. Thank you very much.

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