The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) Secretariat wants to
extend a thank you to all delegates, presenters, exhibitors, and
partners for making Conference 2018 a great success.
Conference 2018 featured three days of learning, networking, and
dialogue with colleagues from across Alberta and beyond. Delegates
heard from a panel of four keynote presenters as part of the
Opening and Closing Plenaries about the latest in climate education
and climate action as our sector faces widespread environment-based
The AMA also unveiled a new five-part video series, Taking Action on Climate
Change, produced in partnership with the Coalition of Museums
for Climate Justice and Shadow Light Productions Ltd. All Alberta
museums are welcome to download and / or display the videos to
inspire people to take action now to combat climate change and
build a more sustainable future.
This year's Conference saw fifteen sessions, four walking tours,
three off-site event venues, two pre-Conference opportunities, and
one special theatre presentation presented in partnership with the
Pembina Institute - all to explore the theme of Cultivating
Connections: Museums and the Environment.
A highlight of Conference was the annual Awards Ceremony, which
this year also featured a gala dinner. Delegates were joined by Her
Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of
Alberta and other dignitaries and elected officials as they
celebrated recent CMS graduates, recently designated Recognized
Museums , and recipients of the AMA's Awards
Programs. Congratulations to Laura Gloor (Lieutenant Governor's
Award), YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre (Robert R.
Janes Award for Social Responsibility), Musée Héritage Museum
(Engagement Award), and the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation
The AMA was pleased to present two networking opportunities for
delegates to interact with ten exhibitors from a broad range of
cultural service providers and institutions. Our thanks to the
Trade Show Exhibitors for creating a positive, friendly, and
informative experience for conference delegates.
To complement this year's Conference theme, the AMA was proud to
partner with Bullfrog Power to ensure all energy used during the
event was from clean, renewable sources. The AMA also partnered
with host venues to limit the amount of disposable materials and
dishes used in food and hospitality services throughout the
Select images from this year's Conference are now available on
Save the Date!
Join us in Edmonton for Conference 2019, September 19 - 21.
Information on the theme, call for papers, and program are coming
We invite you learn more about Conference 2018 below: