How was the COTMA Chistchurch conference?

The last COTMA conference was held in Christchurch in October 2016.  While it is clear that it was well received we are always open to advice on what could be done better or differently.  Your response to the following questions will assist in the planning for the 2018 conference in Perth.

The first three questions are about the presentations other than member reports on museum activity. There were three broad categories and we would like to know what you found most useful.

Another four questions follow and there is an opportunity for you to add your own comments and give your name if you wish.

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* 1. The first category includes general presentations on museum development, management and marketing.
These included: “Christchurch Regeneration, and the Arts Centre Restoration Project”, “Ferrymead Park Regeneration”, “Sustainable heritage is about more than just the money”, “Welcome Aboard Group/Christchurch Tramway – Our Earthquake Recovery”, “The Danish Tramway Museum - expansion, challenges and opportunities – on a European background.”
Please rate these as a group on a score of 1 to 5 – where 1 is low interest and 5 is high interest.

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* 2. The second category is on historical matters.
These included: “Public transport evolution in Christchurch - did we miss the bus?”, “Tramway Treasures – some surprises from the NZRLS Archives”, “It all started 60 years ago in New Zealand”.
Please rate these as a group on a score of 1 to 5 – where 1 is low interest and 5 is high interest.

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* 3. The third category is technical presentations on tram and equipment restoration.
These included: “Hills Car 24 Restoration Project”, “Tram painting techniques –current best practice or traditional methods?”, “Trials and Tribulations when Your Traction Power Supply Fails - experience of a catastrophic power outage at the Wellington Tramway Museum and what we can all learn from this”, “Reporting a Serious Incident to Authorities”
Please rate these as a group on a score of 1 to 5 – where 1 is low interest and 5 is high interest.

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* 4. There were 15 scheduled museum and related presentations at the last COTMA plus a couple of ‘extras’ not scheduled but accepted as of interest at the time.
Please rate the importance of the museum presentations - on a score of 1 to 5 – where 1 is low interest and 5 is high interest..

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* 5. Please rate the importance of the ‘other short’ presentations like Melbourne Update, Light Rail for Auckland and NZ conductresses.
Please rate these as a group on a score of 1 to 5 – where 1 is low interest and 5 is high interest.

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* 6. The conference included a variety of activities including tram and trolley bus driving, an Arts centre tour, a tour of Lyttelton, a visit to the Air Force Museum and behind the scenes at Ferrymead.
Please rate these as a group on a score of 1 to 5 – where 1 is too much time is spent on these activities and 5 if you would have liked more time on these activities (so 3 is ‘just right’!)

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* 7. The dinner is usually a highlight of the conference. It was busy at Christchurch, and included several presentations including achievement awards. There was no trivia quiz – a regular event in past years.
Please rate the dinner on a score of 1 to 5 – where 1 is low interest and 5 is high interest.

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* 8. The combined cost of the conference, accommodation and travel is not small. While we have limited control over costs, we would value your comments on the balance between low cost at one end and good quality and content at the other.
Please rate your priority on a score of 1 to 5 – where 1 is lowest cost and 5 is highest quality.

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* 9. Any other comments are welcome ...

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* 10. If you want to add your name, then please do so here:

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