MMSt Unconference: September 27

We’ll be discussing the rewards of risk

The Unconference is a full-day event for MMSt alumni at the Claude T. Bissell building, facilitated by Dr. Cara Krmpotich, Director of the Museum Studies Program. The event will consist of collaborative and engaging activities exploring the MMSt50 theme of Risk-Takers, with conversations led by professionals within the museum and cultural sector.

This topic allows participants to explore museums’ aversion to risk and fears of failing; reflect on the challenges of embracing risk as part of institutional culture; celebrate those who create change by taking risks; and acknowledge that it is often partners outside the museum who risk the most when collaborating with museums.

To close the day, Dr. Katherine Ott, Curator of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, will be presenting a keynote talk at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Cost is $50 with discounted $25 tickets offered to students and recent alumni. We’ll let you know when registration opens later this month.


9:00 – 9:30 am – Registration and Coffee

9:30 – 10:30 am – Co-creation session/icebreaker

10:30 – 10:45 am – Break (coffee and snacks)

10:45 – 12:30 pm – Guest Speaker roundtables

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch

1:30 – 2:45 pm – Structured networking

2:45 – 3:00 pm – Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Commitments

4:00 – 4:05 pm – Closing Remarks

4:30 – 5:30 pm – Reception

6:00 pm (5:30 doors open) –7:00 pm – Keynote (Dr. Katherine Ott) at the ROM

Register now!

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