Conference 2022

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Inside Out: Reconsidering Museum Culture

Thank you!

The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) Secretariat wishes to extend our thanks to all delegates, presenters, volunteers, and cross-sector guests for making Conference 2022 such a success! We would also like to thank our Conference Sponsors and Host Partners for making this event possible through their generous support and thank our amazing event management and tech team at Details Convention & Event Management for ensuring events ran smoothly.

During two days of in-person and virtual learning, networking, and conversation, Conference 2022 examined how our sector is reconsidering the nature of museum work, trust and authority, activism, and social responsibility.  Delegates explored these topics through in-person and virtual presentations. Over twenty-five speakers from Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, the United States, and England explored how these topics can create a framework in which museums can see themselves as leaders and advocates for social change.

The AMA was pleased to offer a variety of presentation formats for delegates to engage with the conference theme. Our keynote speaker Armando Perla and virtual plenary presenter Janeen Bryant brought different perspectives on how museums can work internally and externally to become supportive spaces for genuine community engagement and social responsibility. The in-person Learning Labs and virtual Lightning Sessions addressed how the museum community is reconsidering the nature of museum work and the role museums play in advocating for social change through outward-facing efforts, and within our own sector.

Conference 2022 also included the beginning of a new strategic planning process for the AMA. We would like to thank in-person Conference attendees for the feedback they provided as they joined the AMA Secretariat and Board of Directors in facilitated discussions about the future of the Alberta Museums Association.

Thank you for joining us to reconnect, explore, and celebrate the work of the amazing sector we support!

Thank you to our 2022 Conference Sponsors 

  Global Philanthropic

Digital Museums Canada
Keynote Sponsor

Virtual Plenary Sponsor


 Canadian Museums Association

Hatlie Group  

Learning Lab Sponsor Networking Break Sponsor



For more information about the 2022 Conference Events, please view the Conference Program. For questions about the Annual Conference or other professional development opportunities, please contact






Conference Program

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