The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Online conference: Inspiration Uploaded

Here is an online conference that may be of interest to you. It would be great to have some participants from the U.K.

 

Cal Martin

National Chair

Interpretation Canada

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Registration is now open for Interpretation Canada’s first online conference.

 

Theme: Inspiration Uploaded

Tuesday to Thursday, 1–3 December, 2009

 

Presenters include Dr. Sam Ham, Lesley Curthoys and Peter Pacey.

 

Topics include visitor experience, social media, graphic design, theatrical and “dark” interpretation

 

Today’s members rate: CDN $97 www.learningtimes.net/ic/

 

 

Worried about the economy, H1N1, the costs of travel or lengthy approval processes? Let your worries melt away, as experts from across North America inspire you with cutting edge topics - delivered right to your computer.

 

No matter how remote your museum, park, or site, you will be connected to a thriving community of interpreters across Canada and beyond.

 

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Sam Ham, will discuss how the work we do can make a tangible difference in the world. So grab a coffee, log in, and join us for this exciting event!

 

 

Background:

 

Many participants in last November’s IC workshops saw using more technology as a key way forward for our association. IC board members are pleased to offer this opportunity back to you.

 

 

Why a partnership with Learning Times?

 

To ensure a streamlined online presence, Interpretation Canada has partnered with this US company. Learning Times is a leading producer of online communities and conferences, serving organizations with a learning-related mandate. Their clients include BCcampus.ca, Museum-Ed, and Smithsonian Learning.

 

 

Conference Details:

 

There will be six live online sessions, as well as our first-ever online AGM (Annual General Meeting).

 

Registration will give you access to all seven sessions as well as continued access to the recorded sessions for six months. 

 

So if your time zone or daily work prevents you from attending all of the sessions, you will still have access.

 

 

Registration Fees:

 

These will be converted to your local currency when you pay, as with some other online purchases.

 

 

Early bird rates:

 

 - US $90 for IC members

 

 - US $150 for non-members

 

 - Early bird rate is a US $10 discount - in effect until November 20.

 

 - Non-member rate includes a one-year individual professional membership.

 

For more information and to register visit www.learningtimes.net/ic/

 

Get inspired, get updated, and get together - online!

 

membership@interpcan.ca

www.interpcan.ca

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