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Dialogues & Workshops

THEMUSEUM, which has built a reputation on provoking conversation with its relevant and often controversial exhibitions, present dynamic dialogues on select Wednesdays during the year.

Upcoming Dialogues

Show Me the Money! 

August 22, 2018

You work hard at your summer job to earn some cash… but now what? Join us at THEMUSEUM for a hands-on personal finance workshop, just for teens. Learn about budgeting, saving and money management from industry professionals.  


All About Blockchains and Cryptocurrency

August 23, 2018

Have you been hearing the words cryptocurrency and blockchains and wondering what it all means? Do you want to learn how it impacts your community? Your career?

Experts at THEMUSEUM will be answering all those questions – and more – with this special one-day event! The basics of the industry, explained – as a panel of blockchain professionals speak about the future of the technology. All-day tutorials are available for developers looking to hone their coding skills, followed by networking and an after-party.


The UnWedding Show  – THEMUSEUM & The Walper Hotel

September 30, 2018

Forget the ordinary and explore the extraordinary in Downtown Kitchener. Join THEMUSEUM and The Walper Hotel to celebrate all that KW has to offer the urban bride. Envision your big day in a no-stress environment as you’re pampered and entertained in both iconic venues. All are welcome to attend the UnWedding Show on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 11:00am-3:00pm. We’re proud to partner with several unique vendors and local businesses and will be posting a full list shortly.    


Past Dialogues

INTERACTION Dialogue: Learning Through Play

May 9, 2018

Get involved with four experts in digital media and game studies as the discussion covers the cultural, educational, social and political role of games and gameplay in our lives. Topics include digital literacy skills, creating and playing games critically, and learning through play. Presented in partnership with UWaterloo Games Institute.


INTERACTION Dialogue: Meet the Curator with Jane Tingley

February 7, 2017

Join us with the co-curator of INTERACTION, Jane Tingley, as she walks us through the creative process of developing an interactive art exhibition. Explore her personal experience, and get an inside look at the exhibition as she walks us through the show.


MANN: A Short Film by Kyle Sawyer and Director Q&A

The Model Citizens Dialogues will consist of speakers, panels and films to complement these two contemporary exhibitions that aim to engage the community in a discussion around the impact of technology on our shared social experiences, including a screening of the short film, Mann, followed by a Q&A with Kyle Sawyer, the film’s director.


Life Asks™ Community Pop-Up Conversations

What stories can we tell each other that will make a difference to the way we live, work, do business, launch innovative projects, and interact together in community? And how can we make these stories go viral? Join us for a Pop-Up on Community Conversations.


#MeTooIsntEnough: A Part of The Model Citizens Dialogue Series

Moderated by Julie Barker-Merz, Community leader in support of women in business and gender parity. Hashtags are easy, cultural change is hard. What concrete actions can bring gender equality to our region? 


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