#OMAConf2020 Early Bird Rate Closes Today!

Oct 05, 2020
Monday, October 5th Update
In this eNews:
  1. Early Bird Rate closes today!
  2. Inclusion 2025: Where are We Now? Cheryl Blackman, Shelley Falconer, and Natasha Henry in Conversation
  3. Environics Analytics & ADP Canada join #OMAConf2020 Panel on Digital Transformation
  4. Bursaries for OMA Conference Registration
Annual Conference 2020
Save $75!
Early Bird Rate Closes 
TODAY October 5
Inclusion 2025: Where are We Now? 
October 29, 2020
Shelley Falconer
President & CEO
Art Gallery of Hamilton

Natasha Henry
Ontario Black History Society
Cheryl Blackman
Director of Museums and Heritage Services, Economic Development & Culture
City of Toronto

Sonia Mrva
Senior Curator, Heritage Strategies 
City of Hamilton
The panelists and moderator will bring their perspectives of the role of museums in fostering greater inclusion. 

Register HERE. 
How Digitalization will Transform Museums:
An Industry Panel Perspective

November 5, 2020

Professor Karen Sinotte, School of Management, Centre for Business George Brown College will be joined by 

Archiit Sethuraman
Senior Consultant: Service Strategy & Transformation at ADP Canada
Rupen Seoni
Senior Vice President
Environics Analytics
Digitalization is about leveraging technology to create exceptional omni-channel experiences for visitors. It’s a journey that starts at the beginning with digital proficiencies, knowing your visitor, engaging and educating visitors and staff, narrowing down on technology choices even through the endless and very changing possibilities, executing with excellence. Learning from other industries further along the digitalization continuum is a good place to start.

Read more 
Early Bird registration, $150, includes:
  • 2 full days of online sessions, October 29 and November 5
  • 9 sessions, made up of keynotes and plenary panels
  • 4 weekly webinars, one each Tuesday in November
  • 2 Member Check-Ins, to connect and network with colleagues
  • Virtual Awards of Excellence presentations
  • Certificate in Museum Studies graduates

#OMAConf2020 is an opportunity for Ontario museums to connect, learn, and share practices and experience; be sure to register soon!

Bursaries for OMA Conference Registration
Deadline: October 9

The Conference Bursary will be available to OMA members in good standing who would otherwise be unable attend the OMA Conference. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

We thank the OMA Council who redirected their annual donations for the AGM in-person breakfast towards Conference bursaries.

Please complete the bursary application form HERE. 
Applications are due on October 9, 2020.

The health and safety of our visitors, communities, and staff are a priority for our institutions. The OMA encourages all to exercise caution and act in alignment with the recommendations of public health and government authorities. 

The OMA is in touch with stakeholders to support our members, and will provide updates regularly as the situation progresses.

Please contact us with questions at communications@museumsontario.ca. 
Government Resources regarding
  • Ontario Ministry of Health dedicated website (updated twice daily): HERE 
    • General COVID-19 Information Sheets (available in multiple languages)HERE
  • Public Health OntarioHERE 
  • Health CanadaHERE
Your local or regional government or health unit websites can also provide local information. 
The OMA has prepared a dedicated webpage of COVID-19 communications and resources, including resources on reopening, updated as new information and resources become available.

Read more HERE.

The OMA Welcomes Your Support

The OMA is committed to ensuring the stabilization of the sector, and working together with you and the government. Your support at this time is vital as it helps us support all Ontario museums. We invite you to Join or Renew your membership. 

An OMA membership connects you with our network of over 1000 members, representing 700 museums, galleries, and heritage sites across the province. In addition, an OMA membership provides you with the latest news via ONmuseums and eNews alertsCOVID-19 resources to mitigate impact for Ontario museums, galleries and heritage sites, as well as resources for International Museum Day and May is Museum Month/Mai, Mois des Musées. 
We're Here to Help!

For all questions or inquiries please contact the OMA: communications@museumsontario.ca or call 416-348-8672 / 1-866-662-8672.

Marie G. Lalonde
Executive Director
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