The BCMA is always looking for great presenters and topics for our monthly peer-to-peer professional development webinars.  Do you have a skill or technique you want to teach to your colleagues in BC’s museum sector?  Do you like to share the successes (and failures) of best practices used in projects or processes at your museum?  Join our growing family of webinar presenters!

BCMA webinars are noon-hour presentations on the third Tuesday of every month.  We use the Zoom webinar platform*, with presentations involving screen-sharing PowerPoint slides and text-chat question/answer.

*The Zoom webinar platform may be blocked by corporate firewalls. Consider trying to attend a webinar to see if it works on your computer. Please talk with your IT department if you have questions, and we will provide ample opportunity to test with you before your webinar.

BCMA webinar audiences are primarily museum workers in BC, but also include colleagues from BC’s broader GLAM sector.  To date we have also welcomed attendees from Ontario, New Bruncswick and Nova Scotia!

Topics of interest include:

  • Public Programming and Education
  • Community Engagement
  • Marketing, Fundraising and/or Communications
  • Collections Management and Storage
  • Exhibitions
  • New Techniques and Technology
  • …and many more!  To see our past topics, click here.

Use the form below to tell us about your proposed topic and why it is relevant to the BC museum community.  Webinar presenters should be prepared to create an approximately 45-minute long PowerPoint presentation and host a 15-minute question period.  You must have a webcam and microphone to host a webinar (iPhone-style headphones are great for this).

We welcome and appreciate all proposals.  Webinars will be selected and scheduled based on topic, availability, relevance, and take-away materials.  All proposals will be responded to.

Have more questions, please email Ben Fast, Programs & Communications Coordinator at bfast@museumsassn.bc.ca

 

Webinar Host Proposal Form

  • BCMA Webinars are hosted at noon on the third Tuesday of every month. You may select more than one potential presentation date.
  • PowerPoint presentations should be approximately 45-minutes long. Presentations should include images as examples and short text to emphasize points.
  • Webinar hosts must have a computer with a webcam, microphone, and reliable internet connection. We recommend hosts be in a quiet office without distractions and/or use a headset/heaphones with a microphone built in - iPhone style headphones work great.
  • What resources can you provide attendees? These take-away resources could be a sheet of tips, best practice recommendations, instructions, further resources, etc. that can be sent to attendees after the webinar. While you are not required to create resources, it is highly recommended.