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   Technology in Museums Symposium — 2019  
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December 1 – 3, 2019

Ottawa, Ontario

Blink, and the digital landscape changes. As new technologies emerge and others become more accessible and enhanced, museums need to step back and consider their options. We may agree that innovation and staying ahead of the curve are cornerstones to survival; but let’s face it, it gets tricky after that. Sometimes technology intended to help tell the story becomes the story. Sometimes, throwing ever more powerful technology at a problem doesn’t always provide the best answer. Are we taking the time we need to ensure we’re investing resources, time and skills in the right areas? Attend the symposium and take some of that time with us.

TIMS 2019 presents some of the latest technology tools and projects developed for the museum sector and beyond. This interactive Symposium features case studies, keynotes and practical demonstrations that will shed light on how technology can be used in many diverse areas of museum practice, helping you to stay right in the flow no matter how swift the current!

Facilitated round table discussions form the cornerstone of the Symposium. Topics will include:

  • How do you successfully manage technology?

  • Artificial intelligence — AI

  • Apps — what is the problem you are trying to solve?

  • Immersive technology
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   CMA National Conference — 2019  
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April   14  – 17, 2019

What Now? What’s Next?

Toronto, Ontario

CMA 2019 will offer a hub for knowledge sharing, providing you ample opportunity to network with your peers and colleagues from across Canada. Our goal is to showcase today’s best practices, to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow; the 2019 theme will explore how museums can learn from what is happening today to successfully plan the future.

CMA 2018 will strive to address the difficult questions and challenging issues facing Canada's museums and galleries at every turn:

  • Collections: How will our collections be used to inspire and engage the public we serve?

  • Audiences: How will we broaden and deepen our relationships with our communities in what is perhaps a growing atmosphere of discord, intolerance and mistrust?

  • Leadership, Diversity, Skills Development: What will the museum professional of the future look like? What skills and knowledge will museum workers need to face the challenges ahead?

Please join us in April 2019 as we celebrate the strength of the Canadian museum community and explore What Now? What’s Next?

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A thank you to all participants of CMA 2019 National Conference


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2019 Awards Ceremony

   Directors' Symposium 2019  
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April 14, 2019

Toronto, Ontario

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) 2019 Directors’ Symposium provides chief executive officers and directors of Canada’s cultural institutions a unique national forum to openly discuss critical issues.

The Symposium is predicated on the idea that leaders in our sector benefit from networking opportunities while discussing the critical issues our sector faces. As well, time has been set aside for open forum discussions.

This action-packed day will examine topics of critical importance to you:

  • Facilitated discussion on new national museum policy directions.
  • Ample networking opportunities.
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   Museums Enterprises Conference 2019  
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January 24 – 26, 2019

Toronto, Ontario

MEC is the annual conference specifically designed to develop your business experience and entrepreneurial skills that will help maximize the results of museum-based commercial activity in your institution.

The 25 th annual Conference will enable attendees to:

  • Find solutions to issues you currently face.
  • Share innovative ideas and best practices with others in the cultural commerce community and learn firsthand what others have been doing.
  • Discover tools to survive this changing economy and business environment.
  • Gain valuable information from leaders in our sector.
  • Visit the MEC Expo with vendors that understand your visitors and your merchandising needs.
  • Network with your colleagues from across Canada!

Who should attend?

If you are involved in revenue generation, retail and food operations, visitor services, admissions, membership, rentals and special events then this is the Conference for you!

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