OMA Conference Connections Mentorship Program 2022 - Nov. 7

Oct 03, 2022
October 3, 2022
Conference Connections Mentorship Program 
Register by October 10, 2022

Join us in Hamilton on November 7

Conference Connections is a successful mentorship program co-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.

Join us as a mentor or mentee on Monday November 7, 2022 at the OMA Annual Conference in Hamilton for your very own Conference Connection! Mentors and mentees will be paired before Conference and can meet during the networking break (1:45 - 2:30pm).

Please submit your online registration form by October 10, 2022.  Please note:

  • spaces are limited
  • mentorship arrangement cannot be guaranteed
  • participants must be registered to attend the OMA Annual Conference in-person (November 7)
Register as a Mentor or Mentee

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. We recommend that mentors have 5 years of sector 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."

Questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Contact Us:
Tel: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-866-662-8672

Register as a Mentor or Mentee
Let's get together! 2022 is the Ontario Museum Association’s 50th Anniversary, and we are so thrilled to welcome members back to both an in-person and online conference this year!
  • Monday, November 7, 2022 In-person (Hamilton) – select sessions live-streamed
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Hamilton) Study Tours
  • Monday, November 21, 2022 Online – Full day of interactive online sessions

Discover the fascinating Conference speakers and sessions. 
See the full Program HERE.

Register Today!
Learn about Fully Subsidized Registrations HERE.

Book Your Accommodation for the In-person Conference HERE.
In case of unavailability on hotel rooms at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel on November 7, a number of rooms have been set aside for OMA delegates at Staybridge Suites Hamilton - Downtown (5 minute walk from the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel). Book your accommodation HERE.

Learn about the Health & Wellbeing Policies and Practices HERE.
Learn about the Registration Terms, Conditions & Refund Policy HERE.

Interested in attending the OMA Annual Conference this fall? Consider applying to the Canadian Museums Association Conference Bursary. Read more HERE.

Contact Us:
Tel: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-866-662-8672
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