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.  

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

October 7-8-9, 2018 - the IMA Conference will be held in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa.  The UNI Museums, UNI Gallery of Art, James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls Historical Society, and Hartman Nature Reserve will all be utilized for conference venues.  Country Inn and Suites is the conference hotel.  See menu items for details.

October 2019 - the IMA Conference will be held in Fort Dodge, Iowa

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


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)

Enthusiast ($750-$1,499)
Jester Insurance (Hospitality Suite)
University of Northern Iowa History Department (see below)
Midwest Storage Solutions

Friend ($250-$749)
University of Northern Iowa Art Department (see below)
Heuss Printing

Supporter (under $250)
Cedar Falls Community Main Street

2018 Conference Special Event Sponsorships


Monday Luncheon Sponsor ($3,500)

Sunday Evening Opening Reception Sponsor ($2,500)

Monday Evening Reception Sponsor ($2,500) - Sponsored by Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area.



Welcome Gift Baskets Sponsor (two available, $1,500 each)

Transportation Sponsor ($1,500)

Featured Speaker Sponsors (two available, $1,200 each)
University of Northern Iowa History Department
University of Northern Iowa Art Department


Emerging Professional Event Sponsor ($750) - Sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa Rod Library

Snack Break Sponsor ($750)



For details on recognition packages, please contact Director@iowamuseums.org