Yukon Heritage Symposium

2017 Heritage Symposium

Registration now open!

The 2017 Heritage Symposium, Activating Our Communities, will take place on Thursday, October 26 from 10am-4:15pm at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City. Join YHMA for a chance to meet new colleagues and catch up with old ones, be inspired by new ideas and trends, and share knowledge and best practices. Registration is free of charge and includes lunch!


We're looking forward to a day packed with great presentations and chances for discussions and networking! Download the full schedule below (may be subject to change).



Activating Our Communities
Heritage is one of the cornerstones of community - and community is a cornerstone of the heritage sector. How do we activate our communities to maximize our impact and relevance, spark creativity, share skills and resources to improve sustainability, learn from each other, consider and give voice to multiple perspectives, and empower our communities to tell their own narratives?

"Ignite" Forum
Have your five minutes of fame! The last part of the day will be devoted to catching up with the Yukon heritage community through a series of "Ignite"-style presentations. All participants are invited to give a 5-minute presentation on their:

  • News and events;
  • Recent, ongoing, or upcoming projects;
  • Pitches, ideas, etc. for new projects or partnerships; and/or
  • Anything else you want to share!

Speakers must build their presentations with 20 slides, set to automatically advance every 15 seconds. This is a great opportunity to share successes and lessons learned from a recent project, get feedback or find partners for new project ideas, or just share what you have going on with your colleagues!

If you'd like to give an "Ignite"-style presentation, let us know on your registration form and we'll be touch!

How to Register

Download the registration form below in MS Word or PDF format, and return the completed form by October 20, 2017 to:

Yukon Historical & Museums Association
3126 Third Avene, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1E7
f: 867-667-4506  

2017 Yukon Heritage Symposium - Registration Form.docx

2017 Yukon Heritage Symposium - Registration Form.pdf


The Yukon Heritage Symposium is a semi-annual gathering for the Yukon heritage community.

The Symposium provides an opportunity to meet and connect with others actively involved in heritage conservation across the Territory--from those working in museums and cultural centres, to heritage planners, historians and others. It's a chance to meet new colleagues and catch up with old ones, be inspired by new ideas and trends from outside of the Territory, and share knowledge and best practices on what works in the Yukon.

Heritage practitioners face significant and varied challenges across the Territory. Every day, Yukoners are finding innovative, creative and practical solutions to these issues. The Yukon Heritage Symposium is structured to encourage peer exchange on a number of topics and current issues of interest to the Yukon heritage community. By strengthening our community ties and drawing from best practices and lessons learned, the Yukon heritage community can work together to continue to inspire and share a passion for Yukon heritage.

Over fifty members of the Yukon heritage community from across the Territory attended our last Symposium in 2015. A big thank you to all our participants!


2015 Yukon Heritage Symposium - Event Program .pdf

2015 Update from YHMA.pdf

Community blogging in Yukon museums -Sylvie Binette.pdf

Digital Preservation - David Schlosser.pdf

Digital Strategy Development - Yukon Arts Centre.pdf

Developing an adaptable labour market.pdf