West Virginia Association of Museums

2020 Annual Conference

About the Conference

Join the West Virginia Association of Museums in Bridgeport, WV, from March 26 through March 28 for our 2020 conference: “Stayin’ Alive: Sustainability, Relevance, and Culture.” 
 

Each year, we see museums, large and small, scale back their operations, or in the worst case, close their doors entirely due to challenges with sustainability and relevance to their communities. West Virginia’s museums share these same challenges, and the good news is, we are here to help. With this conference, we intend for our sessions to offer practical guidance on how to stem the tide, and keep your museum going strong well into the 21st century.

 

Sessions held on Friday, March 27th will take place at the Bridgeport Conference Center, and those scheduled on Saturday, March 28th will be held at the Benedum Civic Center.

 

Pre-Conference Activities are offered on March 26 and include tours of the Levi Shinn House, Fort New Salem, Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg, and the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center. Pre-Conference registration is $25, regardless of membership.

 

 Conference session topics include: 

 Additional Events:

  • Grantwriting for Non-Profits: A Tutorial

  • Engaging a Younger Generation of West Virginians

  • Relevance Through Artifact Inventories

  • Digital Marketing Bootcamp

  • Archival Exhibits: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

  • Collect for the Mission, Record for the Future

Pre-Conference Activities are offered on March 26 and include tours of the Levi Shinn House, Fort New Salem, Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg, and the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center. Pre-Conference registration is $25, regardless of membership.

WVAM Member Registration

Preregister and save $20

 Non-Member Registration

Preregister and save $25

Book Your Stay

  A room block is reserved for WVAM Conference attendees at the Bridgeport Wingate by Wyndham Hotel. The hotel is ideally situated for the Conference, as it is directly connected to the Conference Center.

 

  Rooms are locked in at a price of $75.00 a night. Reservations may be made by calling 304.808.1000 and requesting a room in the WV Association of Museums block.

 

Each attendee is responsible for their own room reservations. If you experience any difficulties, please inform us by emailing museumsofwv@gmail.com.

Bridgeport Conference Center          Benedum Civic Center

300 Conference Center Way          164 W Main Street

 

Bridgeport, WV 26330