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!
Hotel rooms for the Annual Meeting at the Chateau Lacombeare available for a discounted rate of $159 CAD a night - with the current exchange rates that’s only $115 USD per night! The reduced group rate will be available until August 4, 2017. Reservations can be made over the phone and online. If you prefer to make reservations over the phone, please call the Chateau Lacombe at 800-661-8801 to secure a reservation in the group block. To receive the discounted rate, please be sure to mention you are attending the Western Museums Association's conference or WMA 2017. To make reservations online, please visit:
**Rooms are available on either side of the online block (9.17.17 to 9.25.17). If you desire additional dates, please call the Chateau Lacombe reservations to book your room.**
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 email@example.com or 707-433-4701.