BC’s only provincial conference for museum, gallery and history professionals, BCMA Conference 2018 takes place in Kelowna!

Join us for the opportunity to network with hundreds of colleagues from across the province. Enjoy a full program of workshops and presentations that focus on best practices and innovations and explore issues such as relationships with Indigenous communities, social justice, and climate change within museum, art gallery and cultural centre practices. Whether you are a student or a mid-career professional, you’ll find much of value in the sessions and in your renewed/new connections with colleagues.

The 2018 conference theme is: Innovation and Technology: Keeping Pace with Acceleration. 

Conference registration is NOW OPEN!

The BCMA Conference registration dates are:

  • Regular: July 15-September 14
  • Late: September 15-October 19
Registration fees in order of date are:
  • BCMA Members: $450 | $545
  • BCMA Student Members: $335 | $475
  • Non-Members: $565 | $630
  • Pre-Conference Workshop: $150 ($250 for non-members)


Click here to register today!


As you register, be sure to check the price against your membership status.  If you believe you should be receiving a member rate but you only have the non-member ticket choice, it could be because you are using a different email than that associated with your membership, or because another person in your institution is listed on the membership instead of you, or because your membership is lapsed.  Call or email the office at bcma@museumsassn.bc.ca or 250-356-5700 for help if this is the case.

You can also find information and applications for Conference Volunteers, the Conference Hotel, the BCMA Conference Travel Bursary, and other financial assistance on the Conference Registration Page.

Conference Promo Flyer

Download our BCMA 2018 Promo Flyer today and share the Conference info with your colleagues!