Join us at Conference 2015–Ebb & Flow: Navigating societal trends and expectations. Here’s a peek at the schedule (current as of October 7, 2015).

Sunday, October 25 – Key location: Fraser River Discovery Centre

10:00 am – 1:00 pm — Council Meeting #1 (Council members only)- Fraser River Discovery Centre

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Registration desk open at the Fraser River Discovery Centre. Pick up your delegate materials and nametags. Have books for Owl’s Bookstore? Drop them off at the registration desk.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pmWalking tour of historic New Westminster. A fundraiser for the BC Museums Association! Pre-registration required. Please meet at the Fraser River Discovery Centre at 1:45pm to check in at the registration desk.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Opening Reception at Fraser River Discovery Centre featuring Tales from the Trenches

 

Monday, October 26 – Key location: Anvil Centre

7:00 am –9:00 am Trade Show load in, 4th floor, Anvil Centre

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Council Meeting #2 (Council members only)- Fraser River Discovery Centre

8:00 am – 6:00 pm – Registration desk open on the 3rd floor, Anvil Centre. Stop by early to get your delegate materials and nametag. Have books for Owl’s Bookstore? Drop them off at the registration desk.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Trade Show- 4th floor, Anvil Centre

 

9:30 am – 10:30 amOpening Keynote “The Transformation of the Vancouver Art Gallery: Building a Hub of Creativity + Lifelong Learning” with Kathleen Bartels, Director, Vancouver Art Gallery– Anvil Centre Theatre, 3rd floor, Anvil Centre

 

10:30 am – 6:00 pm — Owl’s Bookstore open on the 3rd floor, Anvil Centre. Browse for your soon-to-be-favorite book and help support the BC Museums Association! (Cash only.)

10:30 am – 11:00 am – Refreshment break! Coffee is available on the 3rd and 4th floor. Take time to enjoy the Trade Show – 4th floor, Anvil Centre and Owl’s Bookstore – 3rd Floor, Anvil Centre

 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Plenaries

      1. Opportunities and Guiding principles for Working with first Nations Communities– Studio 413, 4th floor

                           PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SESSION IS NOW SOLD OUT

      1. Creating Meaningful Partnerships: Museums, Students and the Heritage Fairs Program– Studio 411, 4th floor
      2. Embracing Controversy: Red Lights and Roulette at the Nanaimo Museum– Anvil Centre Theatre, 3rd floor

 

12:30 pm – Lunch on your own. Lounge with colleagues until 2:00 pm at some of the great restaurants in the neighbourhood or grab take-away nearby and bring it back for the 1:00pm Ask the Expert session. Visit the Trade Show and pop in to Owl’s Bookstore.

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Ask the Experts

Round table and practical advice sessions by experts in their field. Free advice for the taking! Bring your lunch.

Anvil Centre Theatre, 3rd floor. Pull up a chair and join the table on a topic of your choice:

      1. Beyond the Norm – Building Breakthrough Marketing– join in on the conversation!
      2. Install It, Ship It, Store It – A How-to/DIY Session on Installing, Packing, Crating and Storage– join in on the conversation!
      3. Insurance Matters – Join the conversation with Tom Swan, licensed insurance broker with Marsh Canada Limited. This table generously sponsored by:                                                                                                                                                             

Studio 411, 4th floor:

Making a Museum: Being ED at Britannia Mine– this session is a presentation. Join us promptly at 1pm!

Studio 413, 4th floor:

Ask the Expert Roundtable: Strategic Planning– this session is a presentation. Join us promptly at 1pm!

 

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm – Plenaries

      1. c̓əsnaʔəm: City Before the City– Studio 413, 4th floor
      2. Museums as Alternate Methods of Learning: A case Study of the Sikh Heritage Museum– Studio 411, 4th floor
      3. Update on the Canadian Heritage Information Network, and the Nomenclature project 4.0– Studio 417, 4th floor

2:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Design Jam: Design Thinking Basics– Anvil Centre Theatre, 3rd floor. This session is generously sponsored by:

 

 

 

 

 

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm – Refreshment break and move to your next session! Coffee is available on the 3rd and 4th floor. Take time to enjoy the Trade Show – 4th floor, Anvil Centre and Owl’s Bookstore – 3rd Floor, Anvil Centre

 

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Plenaries

      1. Chinese Canadian Artifact Project– Studio 411, 4th floor
      2. New Business Model for Heritage Organizations– Studio 413, 4th floor
      3. Claiming Space: changing strategies for engaging Youth at MOA– Studio 417, 4th floor

 

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Break to visit Trade Show and Owl’s Bookstore. Change for tonight’s Awards Gala!

 

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Awards Nominee Reception for this year’s nominees, BCMA Council and Awards Committee. (By invitation only.) New Westminster Museum, 3rd floor Anvil Centre

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm The 2015 BC Museums Association Awards for Outstanding Achievement Gala. Cocktail reception starts at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and awards at 7:00 pm. Anvil Centre Theatre, 3rd floor.

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015- Key location: Anvil Centre

8:00 am – 7:00 pm – Registration desk open on the 3rd floor, Anvil Centre. Have books to donate to Owl’s Bookstore? Drop them here.

8:00 am – 7:00 pm – Owl’s Bookstore open- while supplies last! 3rd floor, Anvil Centre.

 

7:00 am – 8:45 amRoyal BC Museum Travelling Exhibitions Breakfast– Anvil Centre Theatre, 3rd floor.

Have breakfast with your colleagues, learn about upcoming travelling exhibitions that may be of interest to you and then join in as we help shape the latest travelling exhibition from the Royal BC Museum. This breakfast is generously sponsored by

 

 

 

 

 

9:00 am – 10:30 am – Plenaries

      1. At Water’s Edge: Intensive Community Collaboration through Exhibition , Public Programming and Archival Contributions– Studio 411, 4th floor
      2. The Collaborative Process: Reaching out Across Department, Collections and Communities– Studio 417, 4th floor
      3. Crowd Sourcing History: A Case study from the Royal BC Museum– Anvil Centre Theatre, 3rd floor
      4. Controversy, Sponsorship & Partnership: From Pipelines to Coal Barges– Studio 413, 4th floor

 

10:30 am – 11:00 am – Refreshment break and move to your next session! Coffee is available on the 3rd and 4th floor. Take time to enjoy the Trade Show – 4th floor, Anvil Centre and Owl’s Bookstore – 3rd Floor, Anvil Centre

 

11:00 am – 12:20 pm – Plenaries

      1. Heritage Tourism Alliance: Review and Recommendations– Studio 417, 4th floor
      2. Roll on Columbia : Fifty Years of Controversy Revisited– Studio 411, 4th floor
      3. Taking Good Care : Curating Culturally Sensitive Collections– Studio 413, 4th floor

 

12:30 – 1:50 pm — Lunch and Closing KeynoteDON’T WAIT FOR A CRISIS!” with Dr. John Nightingale, President & CEO, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre– Anvil Centre Theatre, 3rd floor

 

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Plenaries

      1. Chinese Historical Wrong Outreach Kit– Studio 417, 4th floor
      2. Trading Routes Exhibition: Heritage Museum and Artists/Researcher Collaborations Addressing Controversial Themes– Studio 411, 4th floor
      3. Admission Fees and Community Engagement: Issues and Opportunities– Studio 413, 4th floor

 

3:30 pm Conference finish. Consider staying for the evening workshops, open to delegates and non-delegates alike! Separate registration is required. Inquire at registration desk on the 4th floor.

 

4:30 – 6:20 pmEvening workshops (open to delegates and non-delegates; separate registration required; inquire at the registration desk, 3rd floor). Don’t forget to visit Owl’s Bookstore located on the 3rd floor.

      1. Basic Care and Handling for Museum Objects-Studio 411, 4th floor
      2. Try and Try Again – a How to for Success with the BC Arts Council Projects Grants– Studio 413, 4th floor
      3. Making Progress : An Archives Success Story of How To Digitize 116 Years of Local History– Studio 417, 4th floor

6:30 – 8:20 pm – Evening workshops (open to delegates and non-delegates; separate registration required; inquire at the registration desk, 3rd floor). Don’t forget to visit Owl’s Bookstore located on the 3rd floor (open until 7pm or while supplies last).

      1. The Duty, Documentation & Dilemmas of Deaccessioning– Studio 413, 4th floor
      2. Virtual Collaboration: A How-to Primer– Studio 411, 4th floor