43rd CONFERENCE 2018

15 – 17 (optional 18) October 2018, Canada
meet and greet Sunday 14 October 2018
Theme: Museums in a digital world

A joint conference with IATM and CIMUSET
hosted by Ingenium Canada’s Museums Science and Innovation

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In a world of Alibaba, Netflix, Facebook and WhatsApp were do museums fit in?  Consumers want immediate, unfettered access to content; they want to participate; and they want to be engaged.  The rise of mobile, the cloud and the internet of things has made digitization the core driver of digital disruption and it effects every industry, including museums.  Those that are embracing the movement are moving forward.  Those who ignore it are suffering the consequences. How are museums embracing the digital disruption movement?

The digital world will never be able to replace the artifact, the real thing.  The challenge for museums is how do we engage on digital platforms, and have the users engage with their scientific and technological past, present and ultimately, their future.

Session themes could include:

  • Engaging Digital Natives
  • App development in the Museum setting
  • Digitizing collections/making collections digitally accessible
  • The Digital Museum
  • Successes and Failures on digital projects/products (lessons learned)
  • The future of digital marketing

Ingenium – Musées des sciences et innovation du Canada

Preliminary Programme
.pdf version of the Preliminary Schedule

Sunday 14 October
Canada Sciene and Technology Museum
18:00 Meet & Greet
Monday 15 October
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
09:00 Opening Speaker
10:00 Presentations/Panels
11:00 Break
11:30 Presentations/Panels
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Presentations/Panels
15:00 Break
15:30 Presentations/Panels
16:30 Discussion
17:00 Tour of Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Tuesday 16 October
Canada Science and Technology Museum
09:00 Keynote Speaker
10:00 Presentations/Panels
11:00 Break
11:30 Presentations/Panels
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Site visit TBC
16:30 Break
15:30 Tour Canada Science and Technology Museum
18:00 Evening Event @ Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Wednesday 17 October
Canadian Railway Museum
 09:00 Study Tour to Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum (Saint-Constant/Québec)
End of the IATM conference
Thursday 18 October
09:00 EXCURSIONS DAY Montreal

Conference Fee:

After August 15th:
participant: 430 USD (includes: meals, coffee breaks, papers, excursion days)
accompanying person: 375 € (includes: meals, coffee breaks, touristic information, excursion days)


Preferred rates for conference delegates are available at two nearby hotels. Enjoy rates of $139.00 CDN (plus tax), including breakfast, at the following hotels:

  • Hampton Inn, 100 Coventry Road . Enter in the group code ING when booking online here.
  • Holiday Inn, 1199 Joseph Cyr Street. Access conference rates by booking here directly.

To take advantage of these special rates, please reserve your room as soon as possible and no later than September 12, 2018.


Cancellations received before 15 September 2018 will receive 80% refund.
Cancellations received after 15 September 2018 will receive no refund.

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