Whistler October 12-14. 2016


Join us in Whistler from October 12-14, 2016, for Conference 2016 Begin. Build. Re-invent: all in a day’s work!

This year’s conference will see delegates enjoying the cultural side of Whistler, including the Whistler Museum & Archives, the new Audain Art Museum, and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. The BC Museums Association is  working with Tourism Whistler and the partners to put together the programme.

Find the conference schedule, sessions, guest speakers and more in the left-hand navigation. Please visit the registration page here to join us! Please note that registration rates will go up on September 15th — register now at the regular rates!



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What our members were saying about Conference 2015 in New Westminster:

“This was my first conference, and I enjoyed it very much; I found the selection of presentations to be quite diverse and very interesting. There were often times where I was interested in two different workshops happening at the same time, and was disappointed to miss out on the other!”

“This year’s conference was fantastic! Thank you for ensuring a close proximity of hotel/conference location! Learned so much, was inspired! Looking forward to BCMA Conference 2016 in Whistler!”

“I found the conference very useful for planning and to help us turn our Museum situation around. I would love to see more small and very small museums be able to send a delegate, and for a few sessions dealing with the unique issues involved with sustaining a very small museum or heritage site.”

“Great hospitality, very well organized!”

“While I made choices that were as pertinent as possible to the issues I face, I also tried to attend a few workshops that explored issues I had little idea about. It was wonderful that I had a range of choices.”

“Loved the conference! It was the best one I’ve attended so far (Kamloops, Penticton, and New West), and I’m looking forward to next year’s conference in Whistler.”