The BC Museums Association Conference 2018 call for papers is now open!

The BC Museums Association invites proposals from individuals interested in speaking at our 2018 conference on the theme of Innovation and Technology: Keeping Pace with Acceleration. 

Sessions will explore a range of topics, such as relationships with Indigenous and diverse communities, social justice through exhibitions and programming, and engaging diverse audiences through innovations and new technologies within museum, art gallery, and cultural centre practices. BCMA encourages proposals that explore best practices and/or innovations, making connections with colleagues, and workshops for museum professionals in areas such as exhibit design or development, education, budgeting, fundraising, volunteer management, marketing, and storage.

You can propose a session in one of these three formats, focusing on practice rather than theory, on topics of interest to the museum, gallery, archive, library, history and heritage sectors:

  • Presentation – 60 minutes; to include Q&A. (3 panelists maximum).
  • Workshop – 60 minutes; to include dedicated time for hands-on participation.
  • Ask the Expert Plenary Session – 1.5-2 hours. Drop-in style roundtable discussions regarding a specific area of expertise.

The deadline for submissions is May 1.

See the full details for submitting a conference session proposal here.

The BCMA Conference will be held October 21-23, 2018 in Kelowna!  Keep up to date with the latest conference news by visiting our Conference 2018 page.