****UPDATE, March 19, 2018: The event is currently sold out. To watch the live web-cast of the event:
1. Go to the webcast page here: http://www.oma.webcast.guru/login/?redirect_to=%2Fwebcast%2F&reauth=1
2. If you have accessed an OMA webcast before, enter the email and password that you created last time. This username and password is independent of your OMA login information.
3. If this is your first time, click 'register' to create your free account.
TO REGISTER, CLICK THE "REGISTER" BUTTON BELOW.
NEW! We are pleased that a review and reallocation of project funding has allowed us to provide the Ontario museum and cultural community with a lower registration rate to address cost as a barrier and to allow for greater access and full participation. The OMA Member rate is now $95.00 (plus HST) and the Non-Member rate is now $110.00 (plus HST). (Feb. 28, 2018).
Inclusive Museum Leadership Symposium, March 23, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre (North York).
Working in partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, the Ontario Museum Association (OMA) is pleased to announce that registration has opened for the Inclusive Museum Leadership Symposium. Join us as we launch our Inclusive Museum toolkit for a day of inspired talks, panel discussion, interactive design thinking exercises and facilitated conversations to explore how Ontario museums can truly become inclusive spaces, and practice inclusion and equity at every level.
This symposium is for anyone interested in creating a diverse and inclusive culture at a museum or relevant organization who wants to:
-UNDERSTAND the case for a diverse and inclusive approach
-CHALLENGE convention and broaden their understanding of diversity and inclusion
-EMBRACE inclusive practices that move inclusion from the margins to mainstream museum work
-LEARN from the successes and struggles of other organizations working to build a diverse and inclusive museum culture
The OMA is keen to help facilitate what we hope will be an ongoing conversation in which the OMA, our members, and communities in Ontario will continue to engage going forward as we work collectively to become practitioners of inclusion.
-Shelley Falconer (President and CEO, Art Gallery of Hamilton)
-Karen Carter (Executive Director, Myseum of Toronto)
-Gaëtane Verna (Director, Power Plant Gallery)
-Jess Mitchell (Senior Manager, Research + Design, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University)
-Mark Campbell (Professor and Director, FCAD Forum for Cultural Strategies, Ryerson University)
-Members of our Advisory Committee and staff from our 10 museum partners who have developed case studies for our Inclusive Museum toolkit, launching at this event.
For information on our 10 museum partners, see here: https://members.museumsontario.ca/programs-events/current-initiatives/diversity-and-inclusion/inclusive-leadership/museum-partners
For information on our Advisory Committee, see here: https://members.museumsontario.ca/programs-events/current-initiatives/diversity-and-inclusion/inclusive-leadership/advisory-committee#
Program is subject to change. For information and updates on the program and speakers, please visit : https://members.museumsontario.ca/programs-events/current-initiatives/diversity-and-inclusion/inclusive-leadership/inclusivemuseumsymposium
Parking is available onsite at the Ontario Science Centre for $10.00. Additional free parking is available directly across the street at the mall, where there is lots of space available.
For information on accessibility at the Ontario Science Centre, please visit: https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/Accessibility/
Accessible, Family and Gender-Free washrooms are available throughout all levels, and all levels are accessible by elevator. A designated quiet room is also available for use throughout the day.
The Ontario Museum Association is committed to creating accessible and inclusive events. If you have any particular accommodation requirements, please note these on your registration form or reach out to our Project Coordinator, Rhiannon Myers, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-348-8672 or 1-866-662-8672 by or before March 9, 2018. If you would like to be responded to by a particular method, such as email or telephone, please specify your preference. Please note we promote a scent-free environment.
For information on how to get to the Ontario Science Centre, including directions for using public transit or driving, please visit : https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/directions/
We are pleased to offer a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments to Symposium registrants. If you have any particular dietary restrictions, please note these on your registration form or reach out to our Project Coordinator, Rhiannon Myers, at email@example.com or by phone at 416-348-8672 or 1-866-662-8672 by or before March 9, 2018.
*** On March 20-22, 2018, the OMA is hosting the Essential Engagement: Dialogic Interpretation 3-Day Workshop at the same location (Ontario Science Centre). For more information, visit: https://members.museumsontario.ca/events/54299/info
*** Attendees of the Inclusive Museum Leadership Symposium who are interested in the Essential Engagement: Dialogic Interpretation Workshop are given a reduced rate. To combine both events, please register for "2 EVENT Bundle".
Follow the event on Twitter: #ONInclusion, #InclusiveMuseums
This diversity and inclusion initiative is made possible with the generous support of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.