Conferences and events

The CMA delivers exceptional professional development and networking opportunities though its annual National Museum Conference and other events, conferences and symposia. These initiatives are highly sought-after by and essential for Canada's museum community.

Museums Together virtual conference

Thank you to everyone who attended Museums Together, our first-ever virtual conference! We heard from special guests including the Heritage Minister, the CMA’s provincial and territorial colleagues, and other key heritage and culture organizations. Check here for remarks and video from the event.

CMA National Conference

Held every year in a different city, this conference is the largest national event convening museum professionals from across Canada.

Museum Enterprises Conference

Focused on revenue generation, retail and food operations, visitor services, admissions, membership, rentals and special events. This conference is held annually in January, in Toronto, to coincide with the spring edition of the Toronto Gift Fair.

Past conferences

Visit this page to access photos, programs, awards celebrations and more on past conferences.

Hill Day

Organized annually by the CMA and partners, Hill Day is an opportunity for the museum community to raise awareness of and connect with Parliamentarians about museum issues.

International Museum Day

Organized on and around May 18 each year, International Museum Day is an opportunity for organizations around the world to raise awareness of the important role of museums.