Yukon Heritage Symposium


The Yukon Heritage Symposium is an annual gathering for the Yukon heritage community. The 2015 event took place at the Yukon Transportation Museum, 10am-4:30pm on Monday, October 19th in Whitehorse.
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 annual 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. 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


 Monday, October 19th 8:30am - 10:00am

YHMA Joint Marketing Committee meeting, open to YHMA Joint Marketing partners


Yukon Heritage Symposium

Introductions and Welcome

Elaine Taylor, Minister of Tourism and Culture

Sally Robinson, President, YHMA

Janna Powell, Executive Director, Yukon Transportation Museum


Roundtable: Cultural Tourism

Charlene Alexander | Aboriginal Cultural Tourism

Scott Buchanan | Cultural Tourism along the Silver Trail

Susan Drury | Building Cultural Tourism in Watson Lake

11:15-11:30am Morning Break

Roundtable: Digital Media, Engagement and Preservation

Katie Newman and Mary Bradshaw | Digital Strategy Development

Sylvie Binette | Community blogging: could it work here?

David Schlosser | Thoughts and Considerations before initiating digital preservation

12:30-1:30pm Lunch (provided)
1:30-2:00pm YHMA Update

Roundtable: Human Resources, Labour Issues and the Heritage Sector

Tracy Camilleri and Kieran Slobodin | Developing an adaptable labour market: A conversation on Training, Recruitment and Employee Retention

3:00-3:15pm Afternoon break
3:15-4:15pm Community Updates (open forum to share your news and events)
4:15pm Closing and wrap-up