BCMA CONFERENCE 2021

LIGHTNING TALKS

OCTOBER 7, 14, 21, 28     |    #BCMA2021

Call for Submissions

As part of the upcoming Conference, being held this October, Lightning Talks are back by popular demand! Individuals interested in giving a 5-minute presentation on either of the two topics outlined below are encouraged to submit their short proposal here.

We hope a range of organizations from our membership can share their experience on how they have taken action and tackled some of the challenges their institutions are facing. Please share this call with your network!

Your talk could be a presentation, a narrated photo slideshow, a video, a show and tell… anything that fits a 5 minute time slot. One speaker or several. Pre-recorded or live. The choice is yours!

The only thing we will have to be strict about is your 5 minute time limit. We want to ensure a smooth, engaging online event and give many voices a chance to be heard.

If you would like to chat more about this or have any questions, please email us.

Lightning Talks – Decolonization in Action

Do you have a project, idea, or call to action that supports justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, or decolonizing practices in the cultural heritage sector? Share your experiences and help inspire your colleagues to take action in a 5-minute lightning talk. We are convinced that together, we can build a brighter, more inclusive future!

  • Deadline for Proposal Submission: August 25, 2021
  • Notification of accepted proposals will be issued by: September 8, 2021
  • Deadline for presenters to submit presentations to BCMA: October 1, 2021
  • Lightning Talk Presentation: October 7, 2021
  • Presenter fees and/or honoraria are not provided but presenters will receive complimentary registration for the Conference.

Lightning Talks – Imagining the Future

Ideas can change the world – so let’s imagine that brighter future! We’re calling on presenters to share their vision for the future of the cultural heritage sector. Presentations can be based on a project you’re working on now, a reflection on lessons learned from the past year, or something purely imaginative – the sky is the limit!

  • Deadline for Proposal Submission: September 1, 2021
  • Notification of accepted proposals will be issued by: September 15, 2021
  • Deadline for presenters to submit presentations to BCMA: October 11, 2021
  • Lightning Talk Presentation: October 28, 2021
  • Presenter fees and/or honoraria are not provided but presenters will receive complimentary registration for the Conference.

Sponsored by: Museum of North Vancouver

The Reconciliation and Decolonization Lightning Talk series is supported by The Museum of North Vancouver. Learn more about their travelling exhibit "Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist"!

Sponsored by: Lucidea

The theme "Moving Forward" is supported by Lucidea. Lucidea offers collections management software systems that are suitable for libraries, archives and museums – both large and small!