BCMA & Heritage BC

SCHEDULE | ACT II  JOINT CONFERENCE

Lekwungen Territory | Victoria, BC 
November 2 – 4

We’re back and ready to celebrate the joys of in-person conferences!

Join BCMA and Heritage BC members inside museums, galleries, and heritage spaces for Act II of our Joint Conference this November. We’re looking forward to gathering on Lekwungen Territory in Victoria, on the lands of the T’Sou-ke First Nation in Sooke and on the territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ People in Sidney/SET,TINES. Re-connect with colleagues, talk to government partners, and meet some of your favourite speakers from Act I.

This schedule is subject to change. Check back regularly for updates!

 

 

Tuesday, November 1

 

Join us to kick off this year’s in-person conference with pre-conference workshops and an opening reception at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Connect with your fellow delegates and get excited for the days ahead!

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Advocacy Bootcamp at the Sooke Region Museum

Cost: $59

Event Description: Are you unsure about how to work with local, provincial, or federal levels of government to advocate for your organization? Join peers from across the province and advocacy experts for a pre-conference Advocacy Bootcamp at the Sooke Region Museum. This bootcamp will get you flexing your advocacy muscles and ready to start making a difference in your community!

In this workshop you will:

  • Connect with peers and discuss shared advocacy priorities
  • Learn how to write more effective advocacy letters
  • Develop a customized advocacy calendar to let you know when your outreach will be the most impactful
  • Listen to government partners share tips for what effective advocacy looks like
  • Help shape the BCMA’s advocacy messaging for 2023

The workshop fee covers transportation to the Sooke Region Museum from downtown Victoria, a free guided tour of the site, and a light lunch.

Register before October 5, 2022 to reserve your spot – book soon because registration is capped at 25 people!

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12:00 – 3:00 PM 

Identities & Intersectionality at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Cost: $39

Event Description: Join néhiyaw community connector and cultural consultant Miranda Jimmy for an interactive introduction to DEI in the workplace. Together, we’ll create shared language and common understanding of basic diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts, learn about our own intersectionality, and build capacity to advocate for workplace transformation. Participants will leave with a baseline knowledge of DEI work, tools to apply these concepts, and resources for further learning. This engaging learning opportunity will be sure to spark curiosity and conversation.

The registration fee is just for the workshop at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Please plan for a light lunch in advance or pack a snack.

Register before October 5, 2022 to reserve your spot – book soon because registration is capped at 30 people!

Register now!

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PT

Opening Reception

Join the BCMA & Heritage BC team, fellow delegates, and local partners at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria for an evening of connection and culture. We’ll be offering a light selection of appetizers and charcuterie; a cash bar will be on-site. Enjoy the company of new and familiar faces in a casual setting and wander the galleries after hours. We look forward to seeing you there!

Our thanks to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria for their support of this event!

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Wednesday, November 2

8:00 – 8:30 AM PT

Registration

Location: Clifford Carl Hall, Royal BC Museum

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8:30 – 11:00 AM PT

Welcome and Panel Discussion

Location: Clifford Carl Hall, Royal BC Museum

Reconciliation through Reciprocity and Right Relations
Learn from the practical experiences of three different approaches to relationship building with Indigenous Peoples in the co-creation of transformational heritage work. Hear about some of the triumphs and challenges encountered on the journey to reconciliation through projects from Kristin Kozar of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC, Keith Thor Carlson, professor at the University of the Fraser Valley and Tier One Canada Research Chair in Indigenous and Community-Engaged History, and Miranda Jimmy, néhiyaw community connector and cultural consultant.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PT

Networking Event

Location: Royal BC Museum

Light lunch provided

How do you network again? Fear not, it’s gonna be fun! After two years of virtual events, this lunchtime get together is all about making connections. Emerging professionals and those new to their roles – or the sector – will have a chance to meet their colleagues, and returning delegates get to catch up with their people. We will have a few conversation starters prepared that will help you get (re)acquainted.

1:30 -3:00 PM PT

Breakout Sessions

Attend one of four breakout sessions available at various cultural locations in downtown Victoria. Explore topics of Leadership, Redress, and Collaboration.

Breakout 1

Leadership

Capacity building – a growth mindset
Details and facilitators TBA

Location: Carr House

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Breakout 2

Redress

2SLGBTQIA+ representation in heritage
Details and facilitators TBA

Location: Maritime Museum of BC

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Breakout 3

Collaboration

Tips To Troubleshoot Your Technology

Digital engagement and programming experts from the Royal BC Museum will share the top five issues they have experienced with virtual programming and what they have done to prevent them. Through technology demonstrations and open discussion, you will learn practical tips on connecting with your audience digitally.

Presented by Kim Gough and Jenny Arnold from the Royal BC Museum
Location: Newcombe Conference Hall, Royal BC Museum

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Collaboration breakout sessions sponsored by:

Breakout 4

Redress

Building Reciprocity: Moving away from extractive relationships
with Julia Hulbert from the Vancouver Park Board, Miranda Jimmy and others

Location: The Bateman Gallery

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3:30 PM PT

Free Time

We invite delegates to explore downtown Victoria and discover local culinary gems for dinner on your own

Explore Victoria

Thursday, November 3

9:00 – 11:00 AM PT

Breakout Sessions 

Attend one of four breakout sessions available at various cultural locations in downtown Victoria. Explore topics of Leadership, Redress, and Collaboration.

Breakout 1

Leadership

Decent Work Principles & Heritage
with Lorraine Bell from Qualicum Beach Museum and Kari Michaels from BCGEU

Location: The Bateman Gallery

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Breakout 2

Redress

Putting Repatriation Into Action
with Aay Aay Albert Hans & Jisgang Nika Collison from Saahlinda Naay Haida Gwaii Museum and others

Location: Newcombe Conference Hall, Royal BC Museum

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Breakout 3

Leadership

Disabled-Lead Accessibility Audits 

In 2021, Two Rivers Gallery began its physical accessibility audit. Instead of a typical audit, Two Rivers Gallery hired Regan Shrumm to teach a group of individuals with lived experience of disabilities to learn how to do a physical accessibility audit. Together, the cohort was paid to be trained and then completed the physical audit of the gallery as a collective. In this workshop, you will get some insight into working with individuals with disabilities, learn about collaborating with the public to create a program, and receive tips to keep in mind when thinking about completing an accessibility audit.

Presented by Regan Shrumm from Two Rivers Gallery
Location: Maritime Museum of BC

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Breakout 4

Collaboration

Fostering Team Resilience: An Introduction to Emergency Training Programs and Exercises

This workshop will help participants acquire the knowledge and skills needed to develop, conduct, evaluate, and follow up on collections emergency exercises. This will include orientations, drills, tabletops, ad similar simulations. Time will also be allotted to answer questions and facilitate group discussion. Especially designed to be an introduction to implementing emergency training programs, participants will leave the workshop with a greater understanding and more confidence to return to their institution and implement what they have learned.

Presented by Dana Murray from the City of St. Albert (AB) and the BC HERN team
Location: Carr House

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Collaboration breakout sessions sponsored by:

11:30 AM – 1:00  PM PT

Lunch and Learn

Location: Royal BC Museum

With catered lunch

Mix and mingle with your peers over lunch and connect with a selection of experts about funding opportunities, custom fabrication, collections management, travelling exhibits and more.

A list of representatives coming soon!

1:00  – 2:30  PM PT

Panel Discussion 

Location: Royal BC Museum

The Future of BC’s Arts, Culture, & Heritage Sector

Details TBA

3:00 – 4:30  PM PT

Panel Discussion 

Location: Royal BC Museum

Nothing About Us Without Us

A Conversation with the Saahlinda Naay Haida Gwaii Museum team.

Details TBA

 

Sponsored by the Cultural Resource Management Program

Learn about the new Indigenous Cultural Stewardship course launching in Fall 2023

4:30  PM PT

Free Time

We invite delegates to explore downtown Victoria and discover local culinary gems for dinner on your own

Explore Victoria

7:00 – 9:00 PM PT

Social Event

Light food and drinks

Location: Craigdarroch Castle

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Friday, November 4

8:30 – 10:00 AM

Farewell Reception

Location: Royal BC Museum

Join us for coffee and recap the 2022 Joint Conference

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

Fieldtrips

The Greater Victoria area and Saanich Peninsula have many culture and heritage gems to offer. We invite you to sign up for an optional post-conference field trip and explore one of them before returning home.

Details coming soon!

CONFERENCE SPONSORS 2022

   

Cultural Resource Management Programs

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