Conference 2019

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Thank you!

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 communities.

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 sustainability.

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 2019.

For more information about Conference 2019, please view the full Conference Program:

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For more information regarding the AMA's Conference or other professional development opportunities, please contact Ben Fast, Program Lead, at bfast@museums.ab.ca or 780.424.2626.

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