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.  

Questions? Director@iowamuseums.org   

Plan Ahead - 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.  www.radisson.com/davenportia 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 Director@iowamuseums.org



 2018 Conference General Sponsors - THANK YOU!


Aficionado ($2,500-$4,999)
Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area (see below)

Patron ($1,500-$2,499)
University of Northern Iowa Rod Library (see below)
University of Northern Iowa Art Department (see below)

Enthusiast ($750-$1,499)
This project is sponsored in part by the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau 
Jester Insurance (Hospitality Suite)
University of Northern Iowa History Department (see below)
Midwest Storage Solutions

Markel Insurance  (Hospitality Suite)   

Fortepan Iowa
Friends of UNI Museum

Friend ($250-$749)
UNI Museum
McGough Construction    
   
Cedar Falls Copyworks

Friends of the UNI Permanent Art Collection and Gallery


Supporter (under $250)
Cedar Falls Community Main Street
Gamut Productions

In-Kind Supporters
Heuss Printing
University of Northern Iowa Rod Library
University of Northern Iowa UNI Museum
Cedar Falls Historical Society
James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts
Hartman Nature Reserve

Thank you Special Event Sponsors!

Monday Evening Reception - Sponsored by Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area.




Featured Speaker Sponsors:
University of Northern Iowa History Department
University of Northern Iowa Art Department


"Career Conversations" Emerging Professional Events - Sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa Rod Library

Hospitality Suite at Conference Hotel - Sponsored by Jester Insurance and Markel Insurance