Conference Connections Mentorship Program 2018

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 The Conference Connections Mentorship Guide includes information about the program, scheduling a meet-up, starting conversations, maintaining connections and more. To download the guide, click HERE.

To download The Conference Survival Guide for Emerging Museum Professionals, click HERE.






Conference Connections is a mentorship program that takes place during the OMA Annual Conference, now in its 5th 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 (those within the first 10 years of their professional careers) to more established museum professionals, facilitating networking and exchange.

We use the information you provide in your Conference Connections Registration Form to pair you with your very own Conference Connection.  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 previous mentors: “Always happy to meet with emerging professionals and talk about the industry. Great initiative!”

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 previous mentees: “It is a great way to connect individuals who might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet -- a valuable networking resource.”

The Conference Connections program is beneficial in connecting a wide range of individuals within the Ontario Museum Sector workforce. We believe the OMA and our members have the responsibility to foster diversity and inclusion among our staff and workforce, and welcome participants of all intersections and identities.


Conference Connections is only open to individuals registered for the 2018 OMA Annual Conference.

Register for Conference Connections in two easy steps:

1.  Register for the OMA Annual Conference 2018, Collaborating for Impact: Not Business as Usual


2.  Register for Conference Connections 

For additional information, please visit our Conference Connections FAQ or email