Conference 2018

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Thank you!

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 changes.

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 (Sustainability Award).

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 conference.

Select images from this year's Conference are now available on the AMA's Flickr page.

The AMA appreciates the support of the 2018 conference sponsors and exhibitors.

Save the Date!

Join us in Edmonton for Conference 2019, September 19 - 21. Information on the theme, call for papers, and program are coming soon.

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