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.
Proposed sessions in the following formats should focus on practice rather than theory, on topics of interest to the museum, gallery, archive, library, history and heritage sectors:
Presenters will be asked to provide the conference committee with presentations ahead of conference to ensure quality content for conference attendees.
The BC Museums Association annual conference gathers together professionals and volunteers in the museum, gallery, cultural centre and historic site community. Presenters have a unique opportunity to gain recognition and exchange ideas with hundreds of registrants from across BC.
Presenters receive discounted conference registration, if they register for Conference prior to the Early-Owl deadline.
Presenters are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation. Speaker fees and/or honorariums are not provided.
Complete the proposal submission form linked below.
In the online form you will be asked to provide critical information in support of your submission. This includes:
The deadline for submission is May 1, 2018. Notification of accepted proposals will be issued in early June 2018.
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