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Emerging Cultural Professionals Conference

Thank you to the 139 participants that attended the Emerging Cultural Professionals Conference (ECPC), making it a resounding success!

The Emerging Cultural Professionals Conference (ECPC) was a one day bilingual conference for post-secondary students and young adults who were interested in pursuing and advancing a career in the cultural and heritage industry.  ECPC took place on Saturday March 21, from 9:00 AM until 5:30 PM at Ottawa City Hall. The conference included a keynote speaker and educational workshops focused on strategies for gaining employment in the heritage and cultural sector. Topics such as fundraising, event planning, job searching, continuing education, and strategic volunteering were covered.  The Cultural Circuit and the beer/wine & cheese Social provided a great opportunity to do some one-on-one networking with Ottawa’s cultural and heritage professionals. Everyone was able to learn from professional’s experiences and get insider tips on finding, creating, and applying for their dream job.

This conference was presented with the financial support of the City of Ottawa and in partnership with the Ontario Museum Association, Algonquin College, Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, Cartier Place Suites Hotel and Ottawa Museum Network.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS!
City of Ottawa, the Ontario Museum Association, Algonquin College, Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, Cartier Place Suites Hotel, Vintner’s Selection, Dominion City Brewing Co.  and Ottawa Museum Network.

Olga’s Deli & Catering, Vivianna Day Spa, Canada Science & Technology Museum Corporation, Bytown Museum, Great Canadian Theatre Company, D’Arcy McGee’s

The following documents are the presentations and related documents from the Emerging Cultural Professionals Conference:

Fundraising & Events

PowerPoint:  CHOO COPO Emerging Cultural Professionals
Document:  Special Event Template Chavender 2015 English

Beyond the Job Ad

Document:  The Hidden Job Market
Document:  Employment Ontario
Document:  Common Interview Questions

Continuing Education

PowerPoint:  Continuing Education Presentation
Document:  Continuing Education Getting Started