The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) Secretariat wishes to
extend our thanks to all our delegates, presenters, volunteers,
exhibitors, and cross-sector guests for making Conference 2019 such
a success! We would also like to thank our Conference Sponsors and Host Partners for
making this event possible through their generous support.
Through three days of learning, networking, and conversation,
Conference 2019 explored, contemplated, and championed the roles
and actions museums take in providing, fostering, and embracing the
health and well-being of individuals, institutions, and
Delegates heard from two keynote speakers in Opening and Closing
presentations about the integral role of museums in supporting
individual and community health and well-being, and participated in
eighteen sessions that addressed how collections, programming,
partnerships, and exhibitions that relate to healthy lifestyles,
psychological well-being, and sustainability can broaden the
museum's impact on their local community and internal teams.
Conference 2019 also included one pre-conference learning
opportunity, two off-site events at venues showcasing Edmonton
museums, and a full-day Trade Show and reception with exhibitors.
Our Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony at the TELUS World of
Science - Edmonton celebrated the recipients of this year's Leadership
Awards and the Robert R.
Janes Award for Social Responsibility, along with graduates of
the Certificate in Museum Studies Program. Conference delegates
joined guests from across the health, social services, cultural,
and well-being sectors for a networking reception at the Royal
Alberta Museum, and heard from three speakers about initiatives
that foster community well-being, engagement, and
The AMA was proud to partner with Bullfrog Power to ensure all
energy used during the event was from clean, renewable sources. The
AMA also partnered with host venues to limit the amount of
disposable materials and dishes used in food and hospitality
services throughout the conference. Our thanks to yoga instructor
Devon Andersen of The Mobile Yoga Studio and artist Jason Blower,
whose contributions helped to make our Well-Being Lounge a
welcoming space to reflect and relax throughout Conference
For more information about Conference 2019, please view the full
For more information regarding the AMA's Conference or other
professional development opportunities, please contact Ben Fast,
Program Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780.424.2626.