BCMA 2021 Conference

Save the date for the BCMA Conference 2021 happening on October 7, 14, 21 and 28!

The BC Museums Association’s Annual Conference brings together professionals and volunteers from museums, galleries, cultural centres and historic sites for networking, professional development, and connection.

Last year, our first virtual BCMA Conference was a big success, and in 2021 we are building on what we’ve learned to make your next conference experience even better! Once again, our Conference is taking place online but this year we’re reimagining what a virtual conference can be and are inviting members to reconnect with their senses and have their curiosity sparked. Experience our host location Surrey through virtual site tours, meet our local partners, and explore Surrey’s unique arts, culture, and heritage scene. Join us for learning sessions, be inspired by engaging discussions, celebrate your colleagues with the BCMA Awards, and help shape the future of the BCMA at our 2021 Annual General Meeting.

Come together for a full month of learning and connecting. Each week will relate to a specific theme. The overarching theme is The Future of Museums which asks the question “What is our responsibility?” It will have a focus on resilience, trust, and social justice and have weekly themes of:

Reconciliation and Decolonization

Climate Action and Sustainability

Wellness and Accessibility 

Moving forward: Lessons learned

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your company may be eligible for special rates that only will apply in 2021! Learn more and contact us today!

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BCMA Grants & Bursaries

BCMA Conference Bursaries

The BCMA Conference Bursary helps off-set travel, accommodation and/or conference registration costs for delegates in need, students interested in the museum sector and emerging professionals.

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BCMA Awards

The Nomination Period has ended. Stay tuned for highlights about this year’s nominees!

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2020 Virtual Conference

Watch the recordings of our 2020 Virtual Conference sessions

Past Conferences

See what you can expect by checking out our past programs