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► Keynote Speakers

Preliminary Program:

► Sunday, April 14

► Monday, April 15

► Tuesday, April 16

► Wednesday, April 17

PDFs for Download

► CMA 2019 General Information

► CMA 2019 Call for Papers Submission form

► CMA 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

► CMA 2019 Exhibitor Information

► CMA 2019 Floor Plan



Dear Colleagues,

In April, 2019 we’ll come together in Toronto, Ontario. The National Conference Planning Committee invites you to help build the conference’s thought-provoking content by submitting a session proposal by  Monday, June 4.

What Now? What’s Next?

CMA 2019 will offer a hub for knowledge sharing, providing you ample opportunity to network with your peers and colleagues from across Canada. Our goal is to showcase today’s best practices, to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow; the 2019 theme will explore how museums can learn from what is happening today to successfully plan the future.

  • Collections: How will our collections be used to inspire and engage the public we serve?

  • Audiences: How will we broaden and deepen our relationships with our communities in what is perhaps a growing atmosphere of discord, intolerance and mistrust?

  • Leadership, Diversity, Skills Development: What will the museum professional of the future look like? What skills and knowledge will museum workers need to face the challenges ahead?

Successful proposals will address the conference theme, and offer innovative approaches to issues that could apply to a broad range of cultural institutions. We encourage you to share your successes and constructive failures with your colleagues. What can we learn from your institution, or others you know of, that demonstrate strong collaboration, and/or new solutions?

Take advantage of new learning formats and think creatively as you develop your proposal to share training and ignite conversation.

Please join us in April, 2019 as we celebrate the strength of the Canadian museum community and explore What Now? What’s Next?

Yours in museums,

The CMA 2019 National Conference Planning Committee


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Past Conference — CMA 2018


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