Preliminary schedule

Tuesday, October 6

Virtual Networking Event, time TBA

Kick things off by joining together for a time of connection and mentorship with your colleagues from BC’s arts, culture, and heritage community. Event details coming soon.

Tales from the Trenches, time TBA

Always an attendee favorite, Tales from the Trenches is back! Creative work is full of hiccups, potholes, dead ends, and taking the scenic route. Before we start celebrating our accomplishments over the past year we’ll take a humorous and cathartic dive into the projects that didn’t go according to plan, the times we fell flat on our faces, or put our foot firmly in our mouth.

Conference delegates will be invited to share their personal tales from the museum trenches. Come prepared to share your story!

Wednesday, October 7

BCMA Annual General Meeting, 11am-12pm

Voting members are encouraged to attend our virtual AGM. Tune in for a chance to win complementary registrations to our 2021 Conference in Surrey!

Lightning Talk Series, 12-1pm

Come learn from BC’s arts, culture and heritage sector professionals with a series of lightning talks about reopening, new programming and the ways museums, galleries, and heritage organizations have adapted and innovated this year.

Thursday, October 8

Panel #1, 10am-11am

Panel #2, 11am-12pm

Panel #3, 12pm-1pm

Deep dives into themes of Innovation, Decolonization, and Diversity & Inclusion. Topics and panelist information coming soon.

Ask the Experts breakout sessions, 2-3:30pm

Engage directly with arts, culture and heritage sector experts to receive actionable advice and direct feedback with this interactive format. Stop by each breakout session to chat with sector experts in navigating the virtual space. Session hosts and topics to be announced soon.

BCMA Awards Showcase, time TBA

Join us for BCMA’s first virtual Awards event! This free, access-anywhere event will celebrate our nominees and announce the winners of the 2020 BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Family, friends, and colleagues are all encouraged to attend and celebrate with us.

BCMA Awards Reception, time TBA

Following the showcase, stick around for a special Awards-themed ‘Watercooler Wednesday’ to connect with this year’s nominees and reflect on the achievements of the sector.


Schedule subject to change. Additional information coming soon!