BCMA's 2021 Conference will take place on October 7, 14, 21 & 28 in the virtual space, co-hosted by the City of Surrey. We invite you to join us to explore our four themes of

Reconciliation & Decolonization
Sustainability & Climate Action
Accessibility & Amplifying Voices
Moving Forward


Each Thursday in October, you will have the chance to listen to peers and sector experts, engage in lively discussions in breakout groups, share experiences and connect with colleagues on the challenges that the museum, gallery and cultural heritage sector in our province are facing and the roles and responsibilities our institutions have. We want to offer a dynamic event series that will include a combination of live and recorded content, special playlists for every Conference theme with additional articles, blog posts and podcast episodes, and unstructured time for you to network and catch up with your colleagues from across BC. While BCMA's 2021 Conference & AGM will take place virtually, we are excited to "take" you to Surrey (from the comfort of your own home) for fun live events with our fabulous local hosts every Thursday evening. You will also be able to experience our host location through virtual site tours, meet our local partners, and explore Surrey’s unique arts, culture, and heritage scene.

Find the full schedule and more information on this page.

Make sure to head to check out the nominees for the 50th BCMA Awards, cast your vote for the People's Choice Awards and RSVP for the Awards Showcase on October 28, 6pm - free to attend. Come celebrate with us!



WAIT! Read before you register:

There are many ways to save on conference this year! In addition to special subsidized tickets and conference bursaries, individuals can also receive a 20% discount by filling out a survey of their choice. Currently available surveys are listed here. After completing the survey, you will receive a promo code on the survey end-screen to use at check-out!


If you have any questions about ticket pricing, email us at bcma@museum.bc.ca

2021 BCMA Annual Conference

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  • October 7 - 28, 2021