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.  


July 12-15, 2017 - The IMA will partner with the Association of Midwest Museums to bring a joint conference to Des Moines, Iowa in July 2017.  

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.

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

October 2020 - the IMA Conference will be held in the Quad Cities, Iowa

For more information or to become involved as a conference sponsor, e-mail

2016 Conference Sponsors

The Iowa Museum Association Annual Conference is supported, in part, by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.
International Preservation Studies Center