LMME is a volunteer-run organization that encourages peer to peer connections within the informal educator community. We support emerging and established professionals. LMME is made up of an executive, a speakers committee and a conference committee.
LMME Speaker Series
The target audience is educators, although any museum professionals are welcome to attend. These educators work in museums, art galleries, science centres, parks, historic sites, etc.
LMME speaker series is made up of five two-hour professional development sessions throughout the year. They begin with a presentation on a topic of interest to educators, followed by discussion and a site tour. Past topics include theatrical storytelling, indigenous knowledge, after-hours programming, and community partnerships.
Meetings are hosted by museums in the Lower Mainland. These museums represent different types of museums and alternate between a Vancouver and non-Vancouver location.
Meetings are held bi-monthly during the school year, from September to June. The decision to hold the meeting on a weekday, at the end of a work day, is deliberate. This is to encourage museum educators to see professional development as a valid and important part of their work and thus, part of their work hours.
The purpose of the LMME speaker series is to offer professional development and networking opportunities for educators in the Lower Mainland.
The LMME Conference happens every January at a cultural institute within the Lower Mainland. The goal of the conference is to provide affordable, full-day professional development and connect with people who have the same shared audiences, political climates, environments, and give educators opportunities to break out of our silos.
We are taking a temporary pause from our usual conference activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our LMME Speaker Series for 2022 will continue online.