The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) and the Western Museums
Association (WMA), are excited to announce that registration for
UNITE is now open!
UNITE will focus on the ways museums can demonstrate courageous
leadership, undertake controversial projects, and make a positive
impact in their communities. Delegates from both sides of the
border will come together to explore how to unite across sectors,
across communities, and across borders to work towards innovative
and inclusive solutions. As integrated community institutions,
museums must address and adapt to the demands of their local,
national, and global communities. These range from equality,
diversity, and accessibility, to the current economic situation,
climate change, digitization, and shifting community
This year's Conference includes:
- Three full days of sessions geared towards empowering delegates
to share unique stories, challenges, and successes from across
Canada and the United States;
- Keynote address from Tony Butler, Chair and Founder of the
Happy Museum Project and Executive Director of Derby Museums;
- Closing Plenary Panel with Robert R. Janes, Carol Mayer, and
Laura Huerta Migus that will discuss the ways museums unite to
improve communities by addressing social issues.
- A two-day international trade show, including the latest
products and services from American and Canadian exhibitors;
- Two days of Pre-Conference activities, including:
- Pre-Conference Study Tours to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage
Village, Reynolds-Alberta Museum, and Royal Alberta Museum Acheson
- Four Pre-Conference Workshop opportunities, including tours of
the Art Gallery of Alberta, Loyal Edmonton Regimental Museum,
Telephone Historical Centre, and University of Alberta
- Evening events, including the Opening Reception and Awards
Ceremony at McDougall United Church, a designated Municipal
Historic Resource, and offsite events at the Alberta Legislative
Assembly Visitor Centre and the Art Gallery of Alberta.
Register by July 28, 2017 to receive the early bird rate!
Full Program Register Now
Looking for a deal? AMA Members receive a member discount on
All-Inclusive and single-day registrations by using the promo code
"MEMBER". Student rates are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about becoming a member of the AMA, please click here.
While this year's conference will be much larger than an average
AMA Conference, please note that registration and accommodations
will be limited. Register early to avoid missing out!
UNITE will take place at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel in
downtown Edmonton, where room blocks and guaranteed rates starting
at $159 / night will be held until August 4, 2017. Reserve your
room by identifying the Alberta Museums Association in one of the
For your convenience, we have also arranged for a room block at
the Sutton Place Hotel, which is located within walking distance
from the Chateau Lacombe Hotel and many of the other offsite
venues. Reserve a room at the Sutton Place Hotel by identifying the
Alberta Museums Association in one of the following ways:
Tradeshow and Sponsorship