CMA CONFERENCE - Canadian Museums Association

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Full Day Workshops
1.When Disaster Strikes
Facilitator: Michael Harrington, JHG Consulting Network Inc.
Presenters: Anton Antonov, XL Insurance Company; Irene Karsten,
Canadian Conservation Institute; Irene Kerr, Museum of the
Highwood; Jesse Moffatt, National Music Centre; Gail Niinimaa,
Niinimaa Enterprises Kindly supported by:
Registration & Information
Monday, April 13................... 1:00 – 5:00 pm........... Spanish Walk
Tuesday, April 14.............8:00 am – 6:00 pm........... Spanish Walk
Wednesday, April 15........7:00 am – 5:00 pm........................ Oval
Thursday, April 16............7:00 am – 4:00 pm........................ Oval
Unless otherwise noted all sessions will be held at the
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Pre-registration is required for
all Workshops, Study Tours and Optional Evening Events.
2.IPOP Theory and Practice: Making Exhibitions for Everyone
Facilitators: Jean-François Léger, Canadian Museum of History
and Andrew Pekarik, Smithsonian Institution
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
7:45 am – 4:00 pm Offsite: Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Cascade Lodge no. 5
PMA Meeting
Offsite: Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to the meeting.
103 Caribou Street
9:00 am – noon
Half-Day Workshops
The bus departs the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at 7:45 am from
the Bus Entrance. Please arrive 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled
departure time. Pre-registration required.
Open to Directors only!
1.Museums: The New Town Square
Facilitators: Steve Bukowski and Brian McAlonie, Thinking
Outside the Square
2.Build, Launch and Engage!
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ivor Petrak
Sir Edward Beatty
Facilitators: Ryan Dodge and Cheryl Fraser, Royal Ontario Museum
Study Tour — Offsite Insights:
A Journey Through Banff National Park
The bus departs the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at 9:00 am from the
Bus Entrance. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure. Delegates will
be able to pick up their badges and ticket for the Study Tour beginning
at 8:15 am. Pre-registration required.
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Opening Gathering
Wild Bill’s Legendary Saloon
The bus departs the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at 5:45 pm and
6:15 pm from the Bus Entrance. Please arrive 10 minutes before
departure. The bus will return to the Fairmont Banff Springs at
9:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Pre-registration required.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Half-Day Workshops
1.Perfectly Good Guitar: Popular Culture & Object Agency Ivor Petrak
Facilitators: Steve Bukowski and Brian McAlonie, Thinking
Outside the Square
2.Geocaching: A Crazy-Amazing-Futuristic Way to Explore Heritage and Engage
New Audiences
Facilitators: Jessica Glombick, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
World Heritage Center and Nancy Schulz, Royal Alberta Museum
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Alberta/New Brunswick/Riverview Lounge
Noon – 1:00 pm
Reception with the Exhibitors
Alberta/New Brunswick/Riverview Lounge
Lunch with the Exhibitors
Visit more than 20 exhibitors, and enter our draw for wonderful prizes!
To qualify for the draw, have the exhibitors initial your ballot. Deposit
your completed ballot at the Prize Table by 1:30 pm on Thursday,
April 16. Included with Conference registration.
1:15 – 2:00 pm
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Going Mainstream:
Engagement, Cheese, and the Five E’s
Optional Evening Event
Cascade Ballroom
Keynote 
Jasmine Palardy
An Evening of Art: Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Director of Programs and Partnerships, Beakerhead
Bus will depart from the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at 6:15 pm and
6:45 pm. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure. The bus will return
at 9:00 pm and 9:30 pm. Pre-registration required.
Kindly supported by:
Simultaneous interpretation provided.
2:15 – 3:00 pm
7:00 – 8:15 am
From Optional to Vital
Cascade Ballroom
Keynote 
Alberta/New Brunswick/Riverview Lounge
Breakfast with the Exhibitors
Johann Zietsman
CEO, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts
8:30 – 10:15 am
Cascade Ballroom
Official Conference Opening and Business Meeting 
10:15 – 10:45 am
Cascade Ballroom
Alberta/New Brunswick/Riverview Lounge
Networking Break with the Exhibitors
Alberta/New Brunswick/Riverview Lounge
Networking Break with the Exhibitors
11:00 am – noon
3:15 – 3:45 pm
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Cascade Ballroom
Fellows Lecture 
Ethical Engagement (Or … ‘Who’s invited to the party
Keynote 
and more importantly what are we celebrating?’)
The Road to 2017 — Anxiety and Optimism
Jack Lohman
Chief Executive of the Royal British Columbia Museum and professor in
museum design at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway
Kindly supported by:
Richard Sandell
Professor of Museum Studies, School of Museum Studies, University
of Leicester, England
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Convention Centre – Theatre
2015 Awards Ceremony
Open to all delegates and guests.
7:30 – 9:30 pm
2015 Awards Reception
Convention Centre, Van Horne
Ballroom – B/C
Included with Conference registration.
Hotel contact Information:
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Alberta T1L1J4
[email protected] • 403 762 2211 • 1 866 540 4406
7:00 – 8:30 am
10:30 am – noon
Alberta/New Brunswick/Riverview Lounge
Meeting of the Fellows
By invitation only.
Breakfast with the Exhibitors
11:00 am – noon
Concurrent Educational Sessions — B
8:45 – 10:15 am
Concurrent Educational Sessions — A
Let’s Learn from Our Mistakes: Engagement Gone Wrong
Ivor Petrak
Moderator: Alice Walker, Antenna International
Facilitators: Xerxes Mazda, Royal Ontario Museum and
Megan Richardson, National Gallery of Canada
Leading Museums Through Dangerous Times: Ivor Petrak
Examples of Effective Public Engagement
Moderator: Sharilyn J. Ingram, Brock University
Panelists: Robert R. Janes; Claudette Leclerc, The Manitoba
Museum; Richard V. Piacentini, Phipps Conservatory and
Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, PA
Successful Divestment. A Case Study and Q and A on Divestment Issues
Third Space: How Digital Experiences Break Down Museum Walls
Moderator: Gail Stephens, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Panelists: Angela Cassie, June Creelman and Corey Timpson,
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Presenters: Noa Bronstein, Gallery 44 and formerly Director of
Exhibitions, Gladstone Hotel and Britt Welter-Nolan, Independent
Curator and formerly Managing Director, Gladstone Hotel
Government of Canada Survey of Heritage
Institutions: 2011
Presenter: Ken Amaral, Department of Canadian Heritage
Moderator: Anne-Marie Raymond, Canadian Museum of History
Panelists: Kathryn Lyons, Glenn Ogden and Chantal J. Schryer,
Canadian Museum of History
Case Studies
Panelists: Evelyn Delgado, Royal Alberta Museum and Meghan
Durieux, TELUS Spark
Permission Granted: Exhibitions and Programs at the Gladstone Hotel
Presenters: Lloyd DeWitt, Art Gallery of Ontario and Victoria
Henry, Canada Council Art Bank
Building Engagement Into a Major Project’s DNA: My History Museum Public Engagement Project
What Museums can Learn from Sir Edward Beatty
Science Centres: The Playful Approach
to Programming and Exhibit Design
Moderator: Melisa Bowerman, Royal Alberta Museum
Sir Edward Beatty
New National Museum, New Ways of Engagement
Panelists: David Alexander, Royal British Columbia Museum;
Anne Botman, Canadian Museum of Nature; Jessica Doig,
NGX Interactive; Ruba Kana’an, Aga Khan Museum
Moderator: Audrey Vermette, Canadian Museums Association
1.How to Teach Hard Topics Through Arts Based
Practices: The Native Youth Program and Indian
Residential School
Noon – 1:20 pm
Cascade Ballroom
Luncheon and Keynote
Seamus O’Regan
Distinguished Media Innovator, Ryerson University
1:30 – 2:00 pm
Alberta/New Brunswick/Riverview Lounge
Trade Show Closing and Ice Cream Break
Kindly supported by:
Presenters: Jill Baird, UBC Museum of Anthropology and
Francine Cunningham, University of British Columbia
2.Public Engagement in Exhibit Development
2:00 – 4:30 pm
Presenter: Bruce Shepard, Esplanade Museum, Esplanade
Arts and Heritage Centre
Special Double Concurrent Educational
Session — C & D
3.Creating Community Connections
Presenter: Rebecca Still, Multicultural Heritage Centre
10:15 – 10:45 am
Alberta/New Brunswick/Riverview Lounge
Networking Break with the Exhibitors
Alternatives Rock: Alternative Earned Income Generators for Museums
Presenters: Steve Bukowski and Brian McAlonie, Thinking
Outside the Square
Concurrent Educational Sessions — C
Are We Living in the Past? The Evolution of Norquay
Community Engagement at the Lougheed House
National & Provincial Historic Site and Museum Museums and Communities: Possibilities for Participatory Governance Presenter: Kirstin Evenden, Lougheed House National & Provincial
Historic Site and Museum
2:00 – 3:15 pm
Ivor Petrak
Moderator: Wendy Aikens, Galt Museum & Archives
Panelists: Susan Burrows-Johnson, Galt Museum & Archives; Catherine Cole, Commonwealth Association of Museums; Ann Ramsden, Arts and Heritage St. Albert
Small Objects, Big Meaning and Sir Edward Beatty
the Many Publics of c̓ əsnaʔəm:
the City before the City Project
Moderator: Susan Roy, Department of History, University of
Diving In: Experiments in Engagement
Panelists: Anne Chafe and Mark Ferguson, The Rooms
Corporation, Provincial Museum Division
The Spirit of Alberta in Action
Panelists: Laura Gloor, Peace River Museum Archives and
Mackenzie Centre Museum; Lucie Heins and Kyla Tichkowsky,
Royal Alberta Museum
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Diverse Staff = Diverse Public
oderator: Wendy Ng, Royal Ontario Museum
Open to ICOM Canada members only.
Panelists: Elizabeth Sweeney, Robert McLaughlin Gallery and
Syrus Marcus Ware, Art Gallery of Ontario
6:00 – 7:00 pm
CMA Advocacy and the Upcoming Federal Election
Moderator: Seán MacQueen, Royal Alberta Museum
Panelists: Viviane Gosselin, Museum of Vancouver; Larissa Grant,
Leona Sparrow, and Jason Woolman, Musqueam First Nation;
Susan Rowley, UBC Museum of Anthropology
Moderator: Gerry Osmond, Provincial Historic Sites NL
Riverview Lounge
CMA 2016 Reception
7:00 pm….
Cascade Ballroom
Moderator: John G. McAvity, Canadian Museums Association
Banff Rocks Soirée
Panelists: Manon Blanchette, Canadian Museums
Association; Ryan Dodge and John-Michael Poon, Royal Ontario
You’re sure to have a rocking good time at the final soirée of the
conference. Enjoy western hospitality while you savour an epicurean
journey. Dance the night away to Calgary’s own Mercury Audio.
Included with Conference registration.
Museomix — Three Days to Remix the Museum
Kindly supported by:
Moderator: Audrey Vermette, Canadian Museums Association
Panelists: Ana-Laura Baz, Musée de la civilisation and Justine G.
Chapleau, Museomix Montréal 2014
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Concurrent Educational Sessions — D
Placing the Visitor at the Core of the J. ArmandBombardier Museum Renewal Ivor Petrak
Moderator: Benoît Légaré, MCI
Panelists: Geneviève Angio-Morneau, gsmprjct° and Lyne Lavoie,
J. Armand Bombardier Foundation
Small, Medium, Large: Where Public
Sir Edward Beatty
Engagement is Concerned: Size Doesn’t Matter
Moderator: Sarah Beam-Borg, Aga Khan Museum
Panelists: Trisha Carleton, Lougheed House, Margaret Chrumka,
Kamloops Art Gallery; Jovanna Scorsone, Royal Ontario Museum
8:45 am – 4:00 pm
Study Tour — Offsite Insight
Historic Canmore plus Sunshine Village Historical
Snowshoe and Fondue Tour
The bus departs the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at 8:45 am from
the Bus Entrance. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure.
Pre-registration required.
Canadian Museums Association
280 Metcalfe Street, Suite 400
Ottawa ON K2P 1R7
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Phone: 613-567-0099 or 1-888-822-2907