Confirmed Presentations

(Dates and Times TBA)

Winning Museum Design

Reich & Petch | Experience Architecture & Design

Join Reich and Petch for a presentation about their process of creation, successful design tips and stories about some of their biggest successes.

Reich and Petch have worked on the Canadian Air and Space Museum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Toronto Zoo, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of American History and the Aukland Museum.

Social Media Starter Kit    

Speaker: Jocelyn MacGregor | Social Media and Website Specialist

Building an audience in today’s world means having an online and social presence.  Sorry, but it’s true! If this idea feels overwhelming to you, this workshop is exactly what you need.

Learn the basics that WORK and require the least amount of time (we get it!)

  • Why social media is your new best friend
  • How to use it effectively with the least amount of time and effort
  • How to sell out programs and gain more visitors
  • How to engage your audience (just the easy stuff)
  • Why you don’t have to do what the big guys are doing

This workshop is designed to provide key take-home skills that you can easily apply in a small, volunteer run organization.

Make sure to like and follow our page!

Why Creative Thinking Can Result in Big Success

Tyler Stewart 

Community, comics and curating – What’s the connection? An outside-the-box approach that brings objects to life and took one museum to new elevations.

From crowdsourcing to comic book sales, learn how a single exhibit shook the museum world and translated into big returns.

Get the scoop on why we should all be thinking this way, and how this type of success can translate into big wins in visitor numbers, gift shop sales, and awareness.

 Augmented Reality | The Juno Beach VR Project

Aaron Curtis

The future is here. It hasn’t launched yet, but when it does, this project will change museums forever. Be one of the first to learn about this ground-breaking simulation project that will launch in June 2019 at the Juno Beach Centre (Canada’s Second World War Museum, located in Normandy, France).

Valour Canada will give you all the intel on the Juno Beach 75th 360 VR Project. Development, education applications, costs and everything else you’re curious about regarding VR in museums will be discussed.

The second half of the session will include on-site demos of the virtual reality project.

Storytelling | Capturing Shifts in Culture

Stephanie Woodridge | Museum Collections Specialist
Casey Corneil | Videographer and Storyteller

In February 2019, YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre unveiled its first exhibit: Women in Policing. This ten-part display and documentary film captured a major shift within the Calgary Police Service, the first years of policewomen climbing the ranks.

Seventeen of Calgary’s first policewomen shared their stories for the first time in history. Now, these stories have been told to the world and they will be preserved forever.

Join Calgary’s Police Museum’s collection and storytelling team to watch the documentary, “Policewoman” and discover how such a large and important project was successfully executed.

Out-Trips & Tours

(Dates and times TBA, costs and transportation is included in your conference ticket)

Breakfast with Giant Pandas

The Calgary Zoo

As Calgary’s top tourist attraction and Canada’s most visited zoo, the Calgary Zoo is proud to offer us a rare opportunity to see the giant pandas.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and discover why the giant pandas plays such an integral role in the zoo’s conservation efforts, why they sleep so much, and what specialized care is required to protect these majestic animals. After our meal, we will be treated to an exclusive viewing of the pandas while they are out and about enjoying their morning routine.

Dress: Casual

VIP Tour & Dinner

Fort Calgary

Join us for a tour and dinner at a jewel in the heart of Calgary which is steeped in history and tradition.  Fort Calgary is the birthplace of the city of Calgary where, in 1875, the North West Mounted Police built a fort at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers. This site is known as Mohkinsstis  the ‘Elbow’ at the heart of Blackfoot territory, where we walk in the footsteps of the Blackfoot, Stoney Nakoda, Tsuut’ina, Métis and other Indigenous peoples who have used this area for thousands of years.

We will have a personalized tour of the Fort followed by cocktails and a dinner in their beautiful Officers’ Mess, a bright and spacious private space with lovely views of the river valley.

Dress: Business Casual (walking shoes recommended as there is an opportunity to explore Calgary’s oldest neighbourhood, Inglewood).

VIP Tour & Lunch

The Military Museums of Calgary

The Military Museums of Calgary, Alberta is the largest tri-service museum in Western Canada and the second largest military museum in the country. It consists of the four founding regimental museums and the Naval, Army and Air Force Museums of Alberta.

Join us for lunch and an exclusive tour of their impressive collection which includes a stunning array of Naval, Air Force, and Army equipment.

Dress: Casual

Presentations to be Confirmed

(In the Works)

Workshops and Roundtables

(Dates and Times TBA)

Hands-on with a Mounts and Textiles Expert  

Gail Niinimaa | Textile Conservator and Collections Management Specialist

Learn how to exhibit and store many common textiles from an industry expert. Get the best-practice basics on handling, preserving and displaying common items found in police museum collections (techniques are applicable to all museums).

Create your own mounts with the helpful guidance of a true expert. Make expert-quality displays using footwear, hats, belts and regalia. Complete a final project using a piece from your own collection! Bring an item with you (that you feel comfortable travelling with) and take the mount with you to use instantly in your own museum or home.

Over a Cup of Coffee

The best conversations happen over a cup of coffee, so we’ve decided to host a session using the World Café Method!

The World Café methodology is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large groups of dialogue. To learn more check out The World Café website.

Share your success stories, lessons learned, fears, hopes and dreams in a comfortable setting based in deep discussion and relationship-building opportunities. The session will include small group conversations prefaced by questions specifically crafted for those working in the non-profit museum and cultural industry. This type of discussion offers an opportunity to learn from others, share your own stories and build supportive relationships.

More Details Available Soon!

(Information will be updates once confirmed)