The Western Museums Association (WMA) in partnership with the Alberta Museums Association (AMA) cordially invites you to the 2017 Annual Meeting, a joint international museum conference in Edmonton, Alberta on September 20-23, 2017.
The theme of the conference is UNITE, and will focus on the ways museums can unite across sectors, across communities, and across borders to work towards innovative and inclusive solutions to shared concerns. The international museum dialog that will take place in Edmonton is certain to be groundbreaking. The cross-pollination of ideas across the border promises to contribute powerfully to positive change in the museum field.
In Edmonton, we will explore how we can work collectively to take action more efficiently, more effectively, and more powerfully. Professional conferences are a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow by attending learning sessions, networking with peers, as well as gaining exposure to different organizational, theoretical, and geographical perspectives. The 2017 program offers an engaging program of 39 sessions from seven interdisciplinary tracks: Business, Collections, Community Engagement, Indigenous, Leadership, Technology, and Visitor Experience. The 2017 keynote address delivered by Tony Butler will explore how museums play a role in addressing long-term challenges such as climate change, and abrupt disruptions like Brexit.
UNITE promises to be a groundbreaking meeting. Be prepared for inspiring meeting that will bring together international perspectives towards a shared goal of advancing the museum field. We know that you will come away from the 2017 meeting with a renewed passion for the work that you do in museums. Please join the WMA and AMA communities as we share and expand our knowledge together. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Edmonton in September!
Thanks to the generosity of the Alberta Museums Association and the Alberta Legislature, we are able to provide all attendees with complimentary breakfast and lunch each day of the Annual Meeting!
The room block at the main Annual Meeting hotel is full. Please reserve a room at our secondary hotel: Sutton Place Hotel, which is located within walking distance from the main hotel and many of the other offsite venues. Rooms are available for a discounted rate of $185 CAD a night - with the current exchange rates that's only $140 USD per night. To secure a discounted rate at the Sutton Place, please call their reservations 1.866.378.8866 and reference the WMA / AMA Conference - or through their reservation website: https://www.suttonplace.com/hotels/sutton-place-hotel-edmonton-edm?groupCode=ED170912WMA
option is for attendees wishing to pay in US Dollars to the Western Museums
Association. For attendees wishing to pay in CA Dollars to Alberta Museums
Association, please visit the AMA’s registration
For questions about registration, the Annual Meeting, or WMA in general, please contact Jason B. Jones, WMA’s Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-433-4701.