Event Program

June Program


12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Keynote Session


In Conversation with Secretary Lonnie Bunch

Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution


1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Museums after COVID:
Innovations for the Next New Normal

Lightning Talks

Cat Bluemke, Digital Operations Coordinator, and Jonathan Carroll, Digital Programs Coordinator, MacKenzie Art Gallery

Abbey Lee Hallett, Audience Engagement Coordinator, Art Gallery of Windsor

Vincent Houghtaling, Administrative Assistant, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery

Constance Scarlett, Government & Community Relations, TELUS World of Science  - Edmonton 



Post-Keynote Community Chat Space


Join fellow delegates in this unstructured, open meeting space to chat about how the topics from the keynote relate to museum sector work in Alberta. 


2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Curating Change:
Activism in Museums

Shauna Allen, Museum Educator / PhD Candidate, University College Cork



Effective Strategies for Appealing to a Diverse Group of Donors

Rochelle Greaves, Co-Founder, and Roxanne Tackie, Co-Founder, Story Point Consulting   


3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Your Next Social Enterprise, or How MICE Can Help Your Museum

Cynthia Klaassen, Manager and Director, Studio Bell (National Music Centre)



Mentorship Q & A

Zack Anderson, Director, Group Experiences, TELUS Spark, and Abigail Stosky, Science Interpreter, TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

Edward van Vliet, Facility Supervisor, Rutherford House and Stephansson House Provincial Historic Sites, and Graeme R. Belyea, Historical Interpreter, Fort Edmonton Park 

Meredith Leary, Member Engagement Coordinator, Alberta Museums Association 



Rapid Response Collecting during a Pandemic:
A Practical Guide

Rachel Gauk, Partner and Co-founder, and Doug Latimer, Partner and Co-founder, Shadow Light Productions 

Amy Herr 


4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cooking for Victory:
A Social Snack Event



Unwind after your sessions and explore recipes from the Canadian homefront during the Second World War when food restrictions required some creative cooking. Click here to learn more about our June Social Event. 



Thank You to Our 2021 Conference Program Committee

Brittany Cherweniuk, Indigenous Experience Development Coordinator, Fort Edmonton Management Company

Harpreet Dhanjal, Community Engagement Specialist, University of Calgary

Jill Horbay, Communications and Marketing Manager, University of Alberta Museums

Stephanie Huolt, Executive Director, Canadian Energy Museum: Home of Leduc #1

Michael Rikley-Lancaster, Curator, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

Linden Roberts, Executive Director, Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum



Thanks to our
2021 Conference
Series Sponsor 


On This Spot



Event Date:
June 17 

50th Anniversary Conference Series

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