We're currently working on our Mini Conference for October 24; the topic is
"Canada 150: Addressing the Diversity of Canadian Identities."
You're invited to submit a presentation proposal on this topic. Please feel free to share this call for proposals with anyone you think would be interested.
We're looking for enthusiasm and an interested in sharing:
- presentations anywhere from 5 - 30 minutes
- focus on how you/your museum is preparing for Canada 150
- how you/your museum is addressing diversity in your collection/communities
- how you/your museum is engaging with your communities
- and also hearing from voices who may be outside of the professional museum community
Got ideas? Got referrals? Send them to:
gregort @ mcmaster.ca
Submissions close on October 6
Mini Conference will be hosted at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
We're a group of Hamilton + area museum educators who meet about once a month, and hold a "mini conference" twice a year. We're dedicated to sharing knowledge to best serve our communities.
Some recent topics we've addressed at mini conferences include: diversity, privilege and the role of museums, and accessibility.
These are truly "mini": we cap attendance at about 25 so that discussion and interaction can be encouraged between all participants. We usually have about 3 or 4 presentations, each about 20 - 30 minutes long (though we are flexible!)
Our next Mini Conference is Monday October 24 at the Royal Botanical Gardens from 10 - 3. Topic:
Canada 150: Addressing the diversity of Canadian Identities
Unfortunately we can't offer any payment to presenters because we're entirely volunteer-run and don't collect dues from members.
Take this as an opportunity to tell a room full of local museum educators whatever you think they should hear and learn about!
If this mini conference won't work for you, perhaps you know of someone who would be interested in presenting; please connect them with HME!