Not sure if you want to attend the UMA Conference? Here are some key questions to ask
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Not sure if you want to attend the UMA Conference?
Here are some key questions to ask
By Jessica Weiss, 2016 UMA Annual Conference Program Co-Chair
Do you like museums? Do you like to travel and learn? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, then you should definitely plan to attend the UMA Annual Conference in October!
Wondering what you will do at the conference? The fall colors of Ogden will be bursting as we visit local museums and learn how we can better connect with our local communities, resources, and heritage (Ogden Union Station! The Treehouse Museum! Local DUPs! And More!). The basic registration cost includes evening events, field trips, workshops, and several meals, and definitely provides great value for those on a tight budget.
Not sure if there will be anything for you at this conference? There are sessions on topics from grants to publicity, from collections management to programming. Some of the sessions will be theoretical discussions about broader trends of the museum field, while others will spotlight specific facets of museum work. The programming committee has carefully put together a program that welcomes beginner and more experienced attendees from museums both large and small!
Can’t afford to send your whole staff? Register a few key staff members who can strategically attend sessions that they can bring back to share with the rest of your organization. Many of the sessions will provide resources and directions for continued study, so this conference is only the beginning of what you can learn!
Are you committed to Utah’s cultural heritage? This conference provides an opportunity to contribute to Utah’s cultural landscape. Whether bidding on items at the silent auction, celebrating your colleagues at the awards dinner, or asking questions at the Arts and Museums Listening Session, you will leave feeling more informed and connected to Utah’s museum community.
What else are you waiting for? Registration closes soon, so register today for this excellent opportunity!