Schedule at a Glance: Conference 2019, Prince George

Pre-conference workshop with the BC Heritage Emergency Response Network: Schedule and more information can be found here.

Monday, September 30, 2019

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Conference Registration

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Opening Reception “Booze and Build” – Two Rivers Art Gallery, across the plaza from the Marriott

Booze and Build: A Maker Night for Adults

BCMA friends; make, build, drink & create at this entertaining evening at Two Rivers Gallery! Sip on some wine or craft beer while you try your hand at felting, laser tattooing, stop motion animation, printmaking, button making, and 3D doodling! Explore the exhibitions, laser tattoo a banana, create an animated short, needle felt a planet and other one-of-a kind activities. It’s a night like no other!

Refreshments and Bar, including CrossRoads Brewery serving local craft beer

Current exhibition: Redress, Sacred Obligation: Indigenous Voices on Reconciliation

Behind the scenes tour of Two Rivers Gallery’s collections area

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

All Day – Conference – Keynote and Breakout Sessions

Keynote Speaker:

Museum Hack is an organization that encourages museums to re-think how they approach programming and audience development. They focus on storytelling, digging for the non-traditional, and truly human, elements of space and objects in order to tell fascinating, passion-based stories and create stronger connections between audiences and institutions.

Preliminary session preview (subject to change):

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Learning Stream Community Engagement & Non-Profit Essentials Indigeneity and Diversity within Culture and Heritage Small Museums

Breakout Session 1

10:30 am -11:30 am

Sanya Pleshahov

Finally free and loving it: Free admission and the inclusive museum

 

Eric Holdijk
Dr. Tyler McCreary

Creating shared histories: A community consultation case study

 

Joe Borsato
Mary Forbes

How to create excellent small museum education programming

Breakout Session 2

1:00 pm -2:00 pm

 

 

BCMA Advocacy Committee 

The power of being present: Cultivating advocacy in your organization

 

 

 

 

Laura Wyllie 

Transformative engagement and relationship building

 

 

Luc Desmarais

Project management fundamentals for small museums: How to get the most out of your projects

 

 

Breakout Session 3

2:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Deep Dive Session

Peter Ord
David Jensen 

The Future is Eco-Literate (Deep Dive)

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Bell, Lou-ann Neel, Nika Collison Jisgang

The Indigenous Repatriation Handbook 101

 

 

 

 

 

Ask the Expert Sessions

Lesha Koop
Mount making on a budget for Small Museums

BCMA Finance Committee

BCMA Digital Access Plan

Lucidea

Heritage Branch

BC Arts Council

 

7:00 – 10:00 pm – Night at the Museum – The Exploration Place, 333 Becott Place (There will be a shuttle from the Marriott)

Special Theme and Dress: This year’s Night at the Museum will be a 1920’s themed Speakeasy with games and prizes! Delegates are encouraged to dress up in 20’s garb. Costumes are not a requirement, but definitely fun!

The first rule of Speakeasy is that there is no Speakeasy.

Be there or be square! Brunos and broads, cool cats and dishy dames are all welcome at our prohibition casino night, which is sure to be the bee’s knees! Get your gangster glad rags on and join our ExPlace team of button men, grifters and can-openers for prohibition casino games, a roaring 20s soundtrack, and snacks all in speakeasy style!  Don’t bump guns, gumshoe, get your tickets before you get sore!

  • 50/50 draw, swell games and prizes
  • Big house photo booth
  • Electroswing soundtrack
  • Hotsy-totsy snacks
  • Scratch gin mill for giggle water, hooch + tiger milk
  • Suit up + dress to kill, prizes for the best-dressed guy and doll

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

All Day – Conference – Keynote and Breakout Sessions

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Lorna Williams will bring her inspiring story and wealth of knowledge about documenting and revitalizing Indigenous languages and Indigenous knowledges in British Columbia, Canada, and beyond, as a language speaker, advocate, and academic. We are honoured that she will be sharing her experiences with us for this year’s conference.

Preliminary session preview (subject to change):

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Learning Stream Community Engagement & Non-Profit Essentials Indigeneity and Diversity within Culture and Heritage Small Museums

Breakout Session 4

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Vantage Point

Creating diversity on your board


Tracy Calogheros

Elissa Gagnon
Josh Seymour
Alyssa Leier

Nawhulna: The time is right

Kirsten Smith

Q+D Exhibit elements for the small museum

Breakout Session 5

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm


Briana Sadler
Aisha Hamis
MakerLab 2RG: Art, Technology, and STEAM Education

Satwinder Kaur Bains

Strategies to decentre the hegemony of colonial languages on Canadian immigrant languages

Sandra Borger
Putting people first
Breakout Session 6
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Prince George Public Library

A historic downtown walking tour

Northern Trails Heritage Group

Secrets to successful collaborative heritage tourism marketing strategies

Mandy Kilsby
Lynnette Candy
Alicia Evans
Building Indigenous interpretation at Barkerville

 Breakout Session 7

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Julie Bevan, Arlene Deptuck

Siwin: Word Power

 

Tammy Bradford

Planning for plan B

 

Stephanie Halapija

Reconciliation in historic spaces: Moving forward from a colonial past

 

 

Closing Keynote Speaker:
Josh Seymour

 

6:00 pm – Gala Reception

7:00 – 10:00 pm – BCMA Gala Dinner and Awards Evening – Courtyard by Marriott Prince George