Here are a few resources and reminders to help you enjoy the conference. The BC Museums Association Conference is happening October 21 to 23, 2018 at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna Museums and the Kelowna Art Gallery. We are counting down the days so excited to see you all there meet new people and catch up with familiar faces as we count down the days.

Conference Program Guide – To keep the conference green and eco-friendly, paper conference programs will not be provide on-site. Please print off what you may need beforehand or refer to the online BCMA Conference Program.

Speaker Bios – There is an amazing list of speakers and workshops lined up including keynote speakers, Dr. Yosef Wosk, OBC and Megan Richardson. Find their bios and more information here.

Name Badges – Please pick up your name badge when you arrive in Kelowna.  The Conference Desk is located at the Delta in the Skaha Foyer unless otherwise noted.  The hours are:

  • Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 8:00 am – 9:30 am AND 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Kelowna Art Gallery
  • Monday and Tuesday, October 22 & 23 from 7:30 am – 5:00pm

Your name badge is required for entry to the Welcome Reception and all conference events.

  • Pre-conference workshop registrants: Be sure to review the schedule and pre-reading material in advance and bring your own print-outs as needed. Join us at 8:30am for coffee and networking; the session will begin at 9am.
  • Welcome Reception – Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the Kelowna Art Gallery at 1315 Water Street from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There will be a cash bar – so please come prepared with real money!  We do not accept credit cards.
  • Conference Opening – Monday, October 22, 2018 starts bright and early at 8:00 am with breakfast and opening remarks in the 1/3 North room followed by Megan Richardson who will provide our opening keynote. Check the conference program for full details.
  • Kelowna resources: our Conference committee has kindly assembled a restaurant list and other local information to help everyone enjoy their time in Kelowna.
  • Social media – please use #bcmuseums and help us create a buzz around Conference 2018!

Please let us know if there is anything you need in advance of the conference – you can contact our office by emailing bcma@museumsassn.bc,ca or call us at 250-356-5700.

We look forward to seeing you soon!