Becoming Storytellers

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


To Register online:

On the Home Page find "sign in" and enter your username and password
Click on Professional Development
Click on 2019 Annual Conference
Scroll down and see "Register Myself" orange button and click it
Click on the round "radio" button by the option you want
Scroll down and click proceed to checkout

To Register by check:

Mail your check to: Iowa Museum Association, PO Box 824, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613.

Include your name, organization, email address, and what you are registering for.  Prices are posted under the event (Professional Development menu item)


  • If you join the IMA and immediately try to register for the conference, the system will not have had time to cycle and your membership will not be recognized.  Please allow 24 hours for the system to cycle over midnight.
  • If your organization is a member, but your name and email address are not included on its membership roster, you will not receive the IMA discounted conference rate.  This is easily remedied - email to be added to your organizational roster.
  • If your organization is an IMA member, and you enter a duplicate contact record for the organization, the duplicate will not be recognized as an IMA member. This is easily remedied - email for assistance.
  • If you personally are an IMA member, and you enter a duplicate contact record for your name, the duplicate will not be recognized as an IMA member.  This is easily remedied - email for assistance.
  • The conference is open to any interested individuals, organizations, or businesses.  Need not be a member to attend.  If you would like assistance joining IMA  email for assistance.
  • Students wishing to attend the conference must be student members of IMA to be recognized as such when they register.  Otherwise they will pay the higher (non-student) rate.  E-mail for assistance.

Registration Help:  319-239-2236 or

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
Iowa Central Community College

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

Bluewater Studio: Environments & Exhibition

Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area

Silver Oaks


Fort Museum & Frontier Village Opera House
Community Main Street Fort Dodge

McGough Construction
Ringland-Smeltzer House
Vincent House

Supporter (under $250)
Gamut Productions
Gaylord Archival
Markel Insurance