WaMA’s Annual Conference in Bellingham!

June 20-22, 2018


Online registration for the 2018 Washington Museum Association Conference is open! We are pleased to offer reduced conference registration rates to WaMA members. The inclusive price for one day registration includes one (1) lunch. The inclusive price for full conference registration includes two (2) lunches. Registration packets include a temporary parking pass issued by the City of Bellingham. Many thanks to our sponsors who have helped to subsidize this year’s Annual Banquet Dinner Cruise so we may offer a reduced rate to all registrants and guests.

* Please register one participant per transaction so we may better track event attendance and create name badges.

Conference Registration

(2018 Early Bird: April 1 – April 30)

Early Bird: 1-Day (Member) $65
Early Bird: 1-Day (Non-Member) $75
Early Bird: Full Conference (Member) $150
Early Bird: Full Conference (Non-Member) $175

(2018 Regular Prices: May 1 – June 1)

1-Day (Member) $75
1-Day (Non-Member) $85
Full Conference (Member) $175
Full Conference (Non-Member) $195

Pre-Conference Activities

Registrars to the Rescue (6/20, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm):
(Lunch included)
Pre-Conference Workshop (6/20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm):
Keeping #MeToo Out of Our Museums
Pre-Conference Workshop (6/20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm):
Museum Operations in the 21st Century
 Pre-Conference Tour (6/20, 12:00 – 4:00 pm):
BellingHistory Walking Tour

Networking Events/Meals

Welcome Reception and Downtown Arts Crawl
6:00 – 8:00 PM, Whatcom Museum (Lightcatcher)
 FREE for registrants and vendors
Annual Banquet/Crab Dinner Cruise & History Tour
6:00 – 8:30 PM, San Juan Cruises
Boxed Lunch, Rotunda, Old City Hall
Thursday, June 21, 12:00 pm
 FREE for registrants and vendors
Boxed Lunch, Rotunda, Old City Hall
Friday, June 22, 12:15 pm
 FREE for registrants and vendors

Annual Banquet / History Dinner Cruise

Thursday, June 21, 6:00 – 8:30 PM, San Juan Cruises

Anchors aweigh! For our annual banquet dinner, we’ll be setting sail with San Juan Cruises for their unmatched crab dinner cruise experience. Dine on the Northwest’s finest Dungeness crab, as well as baked chicken and delicious side dishes. Relax with a microbrew or glass of wine from the boat’s no-host bar and listen to the fascinating history of Bellingham, its beautiful bay, and all points beyond from a knowledgeable and entertaining local historian.  The Dinner Cruise will depart from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal at 355 Harris Ave, Bellingham; approximately 3.5 miles from the Whatcom Museum campus. Guests are responsible for their own transportation to/from the Cruise Terminal.

Boxed Lunch Options for Thursday and Friday, June 21 and 22

Sandwich Boxes include a sandwich, seasonal fruit, Tim’s Cascade Potato Chips, a fresh baked cookie, and bottled water.

Salad Boxes includes a salad, seasonal fruit, a fresh baked cookie, and bottled water.


Blackened Chicken Sandwich – Blackened chicken with Emmental Swiss cheese, sweet and sour onions and whole grain mustard mayonnaise on a ciabatta roll. 

Deli Club Sandwich – Black Angus seasoned roast beef, golden brown turkey breast, and bacon with Emmental Swiss cheese, Dijon mayonnaise, Roma tomatoes, red onion and green leaf lettuce on swirl rye bread.

Ham on the Run Sandwich – Black Forest ham with Emmental Swiss, green leaf lettuce, Roma tomatoes and Dijon mayonnaise on a sesame bagel. 

Portobello Mushroom Sandwich (Vegetarian) – Marinated roasted Portobello mushroom with roasted tomato, basil, goat cheese, and arugula on ciabatta.

Spring Roll (Vegan/GF) – Veggies with sweet chili sauce.  Includes gluten free dessert bar instead of cookie.

Chicken Cobb­ Salad – Rotisserie chicken with blue cheese, hard boiled eggs, Roma tomatoes, bacon bits, black olives and romaine lettuce, with honey balsamic dressing. 

Caesar Salad (Vegetarian) Romaine lettuce with shaved Asiago and creamy Caesar dressing.

Citrus Green Salad (Vegan/GF) – Mixed greens with toasted pine nuts, orange sections, golden raisins and sherry vinaigrette.  Includes gluten free dessert bar instead of cookie.

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