2021 BCMA Conference - Call for Proposals: Lightning Talks

Thank you for your interest in submitting a Lightning Talk proposal for the BC Museums Association Conference taking place October 7 - 28, 2021. 

Please complete the form below to submit your proposal. All required fields are marked with an * asterisk.

 

Presenter Submission Guidelines: 

Please read and familiarize yourself with the presenter guidelines.

  1. When completing this form, we recommend that you complete the information in a separate word processing program and then paste your responses into this form. This form does not allow for saving and returning to the form at a later date.
  2. There are two themes for Lightning Talks. Please select which category your talk falls within.
    1. Week 1: Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization 
    2. Week 4: Imagining the Future
  3. Proposed sessions should focus on practice and on topics of interest to the museum, gallery, archive, library, history and heritage sector.
  4. You may submit more than one proposal using this form (refresh the page to clear the form).
  5. Lightning talks have a strict 5-minute limit from start to finish.
  6. Presentation materials - power point presentations or pre-recorded videos - must be submitted by the deadlines outlined below.
  7. Presenter fees and/or honoraria are not provided but presenters will receive complimentary registration for the Conference.

 

Important Timeline Information:

Week 1 Lightning Talks: Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization 

  • Deadline for Proposal Submission: August 25, 2021
  • Notification of accepted proposals will be issued by: September 8, 2021
  • Deadline for presenters to submit presentations to BCMA: October 1, 2021
  • Lightning Talk Presentation: October 7, 2021

Week 4 Lightning Talks: Imagining the Future

  • Deadline for Proposal Submission: September 1, 2021
  • Notification of accepted proposals will be issued by: September 15, 2021
  • Deadline for presenters to submit presentations to BCMA: October 11, 2021
  • Lightning Talk Presentation: October 28, 2021

 

Questions? We invite you to connect with us via email bcma@museum.bc.ca to discuss ideas for proposals.

For more information about this year's Virtual Conference, visit our website at museum.bc.ca/conference

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Full name:*

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Institution (if any):

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Position / Title (if any):

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Email (this email will be used for all communications relating to your proposed session):*

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Proposed title:*

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Do you have a preferred presentation format (talk, PowerPoint presentation, photo slideshow, video of a site tour etc.)? Sessions can also be pre-recorded.

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Summary of your proposed lightning talk (maximum 100 words)*

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Presenter biography for publication (100 words maximum). If there are multiple presenters, please list biographies in the order they should appear in the program.*

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High resolution colour headshot of presenter(s). These images will be used for publication only if the proposal is accepted. Please upload .jpg or .png files only. The name of the file should be the presenter's first and last names.*
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I agree to have my image and name used in BCMA communications and publications relating to the 2021 BCMA Conference if my proposal is accepted.*

I understand that I must provide my own technology in order to participate in the conference virtually, and speaker fees and/or honoraria are not provided.


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