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.  


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.  Country Inn and Suites is the conference hotel.  See menu items for details.

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

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

 2018 Conference General Sponsors

Aficionado ($2,500-$4,999)

Patron ($1,500-$2,499)

Enthusiast ($750-$1,499)

Friend ($250-$749)

Supporter (under $250)
Cedar Falls Community Main Street

2018 Conference Special Event Sponsorships

Monday Luncheon Sponsor ($3,500)

Sunday Evening Opening Reception Sponsor ($2,500)

Monday Evening Reception Sponsor ($2,500) - Sponsored by Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area.

Welcome Gift Baskets Sponsor (two available, $1,500 each)

Transportation Sponsor ($1,500)

Featured Speaker Sponsors (two available, $1,200 each)

Emerging Professional Event Sponsor ($750)

Snack Break Sponsor ($750)

For details on recognition packages, please contact