Come Together

Call for Proposals: Deadline Monday, February 17, 2023
Washington Museum Association (WaMA) is excited to travel to Yakima, to host an in-person conference: Come Together on June 20-22, 2023. We are currently inviting proposals for presentations, workshops, interactive sessions, or panel discussions. Join WaMA to recognize our sector’s struggles, celebrate our collective successes, and to move toward the future together.

Conference Theme
Come Together with Washington Museum Association in Yakima. Next year WaMA will be reaching out across the state to identify every heritage, art, and science museum. Now is the time to come together to learn, network, and gather our collective forces. Come together to celebrate all our unique communities. Come together to represent your corner of our state. Come together to advocate for new funding and effect change. We are much stronger when we work together, all museums across Washington.

Call for Proposals
You are invited to submit a session proposal for the WaMA Annual Conference 2023. To propose a session, fill out our Session Proposal Form by Friday, February 17, 2023.

Questions or need technical assistance? Email We are here to support you in writing a strong proposal and submitting it successfully.

WaMA aspires to include sessions representing the diversity of museum work across all disciplines/specialties, regions, and museum sizes. We encourage sessions that include multiple presenters. Sessions that relate to the conference theme are especially competitive. Lectures and panels will be 60 minutes followed by 15 minutes for Q&A. Workshops/ interactive sessions may be 1-2 hours long.

Topics may include but aren’t limited to: community engagement, accessibility, equity, diversity and inclusion, collaboration, exhibit development, strategic planning, collections stewardship, facilities and safety, technology, cultural tourism, interpretation, museum management and leadership, and fundraising.

Note: WaMA conference policy does not allow for reimbursement of expenses. All session participants must register for the conference.