Conference Connections Registration Form 2019

Conference Connections Mentorship Program

Conference Connections is a successful mentorship program, now in its 6th year! An initiative coordinated by the Group of Ontario Emerging Museum Professionals Committee (GOEMP) and the Ontario Museum Association (OMA), it is designed to introduce Emerging Museum Professionals (EMPs) to more established museum professionals, facilitating professional networking and exchange.

By gathering the information below, we will pair you with your very own Conference Connection, who you will arrange to meet with during the duration of the conference. After a little guidance from us on how to make the most of your connection, the experience is what you make it!

What is expected of Mentors? Be willing to share your wisdom and career insights with an emerging museum professional, gaining a fresh perspective in your field. Recommended 5 years of experience.

Feedback from a past mentor: “I like the chance to sit down and have a real conversation with someone - find out what their goals are, talk about that, share experiences."

What is expected of Mentees? Be open to learning from the experiences of an established museum professional, sharing your own career aspirations and ideas about the future of museums.

Feedback from a past mentee: "I really appreciated an opportunity to meet with someone who has insight into the cultural sector through their career. I also like that it ensured there was a friendly face to talk to at the conference."

Please submit your registration by August 31, 2019.  Please note that spaces are limited and that a mentorship arrangement cannot be guaranteed.

Questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Want to know more? Contact pd@museumsontario.ca.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Conference!

For example: "I would like to be paired with someone who works in a municipal museum or an art gallery, or someone who works in a particular role like education or curatorial"