Wednesday, October 10​ 

Museum of Natural History / Pre-Conference Museum Camp

9 am - 3 pm 

Museum Camp with Mar Dixon 


Museum East Opening Reception

Museum Camp Tickets

Thursday, October 11

Halifax Central Library

9:15 am (doors open 9 am) - 9:45 am

Keynote: Mar Dixon
The Future of Museums

10 am - 10:45 am

Panel: Social Media
Panelists: Mar Dixon, Ryan Dodge and Victoria Castle


Museum of Natural History Auditorium

11:30 am - 12:15 pm 

Panel:  New Tools, New Stories - Exploring Our Past in the Future
Panelists: Andrew Hebda, Tim Fedak and David Carter

12:15 pm Lunch 
1:15 pm - 2 pm Speaker: Dr. Lisa Binkley
“The Quilt Detective: Un’cover’ing the lives of museum objects”
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Panel: Museums’ Role in Truth and Reconciliation
Panelists; Calum Ewing, Katie Cottreau-Robins, Kayla Rudderham, Jordan Bennett, Raymond Sewell
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Speaker: Jenny Tyler from Autism Nova Scotia 


Downtown Halifax

5 pm - 7 pm 

Museum East Social Event at the Halifax Distilling Co. 1668 Lower Water St (across from the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic)


Museum of Natural History

7 pm 

Laurie Brown’s Pondercast: Live recording

Pondercast tickets


Friday, October 12

Museum of Natural History

9 am - 10 am

Keynote: W. Ryan Dodge (ROM)
Digital Visitors are Visitors too

10 am - 11 am  Panel: “Crafting the Future: An intersection of museum and research practices
Panelists:  Mary Guildford, Lisa Bower, Dr. Lisa Binkley (Mount Allison University), Dr. Rachel Gotlieb (Gardiner Museum), Dr. Sandra Alfoldy (NSCAD), Dr. Carla Taunton (NSCAD)
11 am - 12 pm

Keynote: Sydney Stento, Growth & Partnerships Strategist, Cuseum
Cuseum The Role of Technology in Storytelling

12 pm - 1 pm Ignite! Lunch: Have you seen the Future?


Saturday, October 13

6 pm - Midnight  Nocturne. An annual evening of art and wonder in the heart of Halifax. Events are planned at both the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Museum of Natural History.