Becoming Storytellers

October 6-7-8, 2019 Fort Dodge, Iowa


Annual Conference

The Iowa Museum Association annually holds a statewide conference to provide professional development and networking opportunities.  The Annual Meeting of the Iowa Museum Association is also held during the annual conference, which moves around the state.  


Upcoming Conference Dates & Locations

October 6-7-8, 2019 - the IMA Conference will be held in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  Iowa Central Community College will provide the conference venue.  The Fort Museum and Frontier Village Opera House will host the Annual Meeting and luncheon in the Opera House.

October 18-20, 2020 - the IMA Conference will be held in the Quad Cities, Iowa.  The conference hotel is the Radisson Quad Cities.  Reservations in the room block will be available until Wednesday, August 19, 2020. or 800-333-3333.  The Figge Art Museum will provide the conference venue.  Receptions and events will be held at the Putnam Museum, German American Heritage Center and Family Museum.

For more information or to become involved as a conference sponsor, e-mail

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for 2021, 2022, 2023.  The Iowa Museum Association is now accepting proposals for conference sites in 2021, 2022, 2023.  For complete details, see pdf below or contact

RFP Conference Sites
(Adobe PDF File)

 2019 Conference Sponsors - THANK YOU!

Aficionado ($2,500-$4,999)

Patron ($1,500-$2,499)

Availa Bank
Blanden Charitable Foundation

Fort Dodge Convention & Visitors Bureau

Enthusiast ($750-$1,499)
Jester Insurance (Hospitality Suite)

Friend ($250-$749)
Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area

Silver Oaks


Supporter (under $250)
Gamut Productions

In-Kind Supporters


Iowa Central Community College
Fort Museum & Frontier Village Opera House
Community Main Street Fort Dodge