Event Information

OMA Conference 2017: The Road to Renewal

Early Bird Rate Deadline: August 30, 2017

Four Points, Kingston

Oct 11-13, 2017


Ontario Museum Association

Regular Rate - FULL CONFERENCE (2017) - OMA Member$550.00
Regular Rate - FULL CONFERENCE (2017) - Non-Member$655.00
Regular Rate - FULL CONFERENCE (2017) no Awards Gala - Student$180.00
Regular Rate - THURSDAY ONLY - no Awards Gala (2017) - OMA Member$335.00
Regular Rate - THURSDAY ONLY - no Awards Gala (2017) - Non-Member$390.00
Regular Rate - FRIDAY ONLY - no Awards Gala (2017) - OMA Member$335.00
Regular Rate - FRIDAY ONLY - no Awards Gala (2017) - Non-Member$390.00
Regular Rate - Awards Gala ONLY (2017)$100.00
Additional Awards Gala Tickets$100.00
Additional/Individual Awards Reception Tickets$100.00

Event Schedule

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

(REGISTRATION FULL) Opening Reception - 1000 Islands Cruise (5:30-7:30pm)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Concurrent Sessions (11:00am-12:00pm)
  • A Model of Collaboration: KAM + Building on Community Partnerships: Lang Pioneer Village Museum
  • In Our Own Words: Exploring Collaborations + Gamification: Bringing New Things to Old Places
  • Approaches to Measuring Social Cultural Impacts of Museums - Workshop Room
Concurrent Sessions (1:30-2:30pm)
  • Pedal to the Metal + Touchdown! A Successful Partnership
  • Dead Men Do Tell Tales: Where Heritage & Theatre Meet
  • First Peoples Inclusion in All Things Museum - Workshop Room

Friday, October 13, 2017

Concurrent Sessions (9:45-10:15am)
  • Bring an Object, Share a Story, Make a Connection: Fostering Community Through Material Heritage
  • So Long and Thanks for the Fish: Museum Futures
  • OBJECTivity: An Unbiased Approach to Acquiring Artefacts
Concurrent Sessions (10:45-11:45am)
  • Museums and Community Hubs: Partnerships in Cultural Innovation
  • Case Studies in Working Through Non-Traditional Exhibits
  • Hacking Immersive Digital Content for Museums - Workshop Room
Concurrent Sessions (12:45-1:30pm)
  • Indigenous Collections: Promising Practices & Next Steps
  • Art of Sustainable Energy
  • A Fresh Approach to Meeting Conservation Standards - Workshop Room
Concurrent Sessions (1:30-2:30pm)
  • An Update for Museums from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport
  • Finding Relevance Through Branding & Community Engagement
  • (REGISTRATION FULL) Re-Think! A Workshop Exploring New Ways of Looking at Your Collections and Turning Them Into Exhibits (FULL) - Workshop Room
Concurrent Sessions (3:00-4:00pm)
  • Ontario Museums and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Beyond Classrooms Kingston + Handing Over Your Museum to a 13 Year Old
  • Fundraising: Whose Job is it Anyways? - Workshop Room

Additional Events and Activities

I am planning on attending the Awards of Excellence Gala, Thursday, October 12 - 6:00-9:00pm
I am an Emerging Museum Professional (in the first ten years of your museum career).
I am planning on participating in the Ontario/Canada 150+ Trivia Night on Thursday, October 12 - 9:00-11:30pm
(REGISTRATION FULL) I am interested in learning more about participating in Conference Connections (matches Emerging Museum Professionals with Established Museum Professionals during the conference)