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Museums are key architects of Canadian heritage and culture! What would Canada’s museums and galleries look like if we defied conventional wisdom, took greater risks in how we deliver, facilitate and select cultural stories, programming and content, and really changed our game?

Ottawa 2017 will be a dialogue of just that and what museums could look like in the future. Imagine that future when:

  • people embrace the power of what museums offer;
  • museums are empowered to be proactive;
  • the world is your community and the community is your world;
  • you are not limited by your bricks and mortar; and
  • you have the resources to make things happen.

In April 2017, we’ll come together in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, to share ideas, voice suggestions and formulate strategies of what we as museum professionals can do to change the game. Please join us.

In 2017, let’s change the game!


Full conference registration includes two full days of conference (Thursday and Friday) with breakfast, lunch and health breaks. A ticket to the Opening Reception with Exhibitors (Wednesday), the 2017 Awards Reception (Friday), and the Celebrate 70! Gala (Friday) is also included. While quantities last, delegates will also receive as part of their registration a ticket to 5,4,3,2,1…Lift Off held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on Wednesday evening. Once this event is sold out (to be announced), delegates will receive as part of their full conference registration a ticket to Inspired by Canadians at the Canadian Museum of History on Thursday evening. Note: Tickets to Inspired by Canadians are also available for purchase to those whose registration includes 5,4,3,2,1…Lift Off.

Don’t forget, there are other optional events available for purchase! There are study tours (Tuesday), workshops (Wednesday), and additional evening events (Tuesday). Check out the program or registration form for more details.

Conference prices are as follows:

Conference Fees 

Celebrate 70
Until March 22
Until April 3
Full Conference     $742.50      
$855 $825 $950
Student rate 1   $375       $375 $375 $375

1 Student rates includes two full days of conference with breakfast, breaks and lunches.
CMA EXPO Opening and Reception with Exhibitors. Evening events are
not included.

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The Westin Ottawa Hotel has been selected as our host hotel for the 2017 CMA National Conference. A block of rooms has been reserved for Conference delegates. To take advantage of our special Conference rate for single and double occupancy, starting at $199 [SOLD OUT]  $249 (+ taxes, Deluxe Room), please reserve your room before March 10, 2017. Please book your room at the following link:

      Delegates may also call central reservations at 1-800-WESTIN-1, quoting either “CMA’s 70th Anniversary Spring AGM” or group code (GMSEU7) to obtain the group rate.

The Westin Ottawa Hotel | 11 Colonel By Drive | Ottawa, ON