MuseumNext Europe 2017, taking place in Rotterdam next 26-28 June, has issued a call for presentation proposals (20-minute presentation or 2-hour workshop). The deadline is Friday 6 January 5pm (GMT).
MuseumNext is a global conference series on the future of museums, taking place in the world's cultural capitals since 2009. The conference is a catalyst for innovation, transformation and collaboration in museums, galleries and heritage sites, with more than 900 individuals from 32 countries joining us in 2016.
Each MuseumNext conference has a theme, around which our community comes together to discuss the future of museums. For our European Museum Conference this theme is inspired by the wish to celebrate those people, ideas and technologies that are changing the landscape of the sector.
Theme - Museum Gamechangers
We invite opinions, expertise, case studies, discussions and workshops around the points below:
Leaders and cultural entrepreneurs - shaking up the museum sector, pushing boundaries and ensuring the future success and relevance of museums, galleries, science centres and cultural organisations in which they work.
Technology - the use of cutting edge technology in the areas of, interactive campaigns, wearables, virtual reality, augmented reality, gadgets, platforms, games and more in the museum space to engage, nurture and connect.
Practice - Innovative work with communities and schools, social engagement with diverse groups, being an ethical museum, raising the significance of the museum in daily lives, connecting and succeeding.
Touring - How are touring exhibitions reshaping the museum landscape, what are the business models which museums are adopting to profit from touring.
Partnerships - Working together across organisations; in conjunction with individuals, groups, regionally, nationally and internationally, sharing resources, goals and people.
Audiences - elevating engagement, widening attendance, sharing a connection with each visitor through personalization, content and programming.
Please complete the form via the link in order to submit your presentation. You will be required to submit the following information.
- The title of your presentation or workshop
- Name or names and contact details of those presenting
- Summary of your presentation or workshop (no more than 500 words)
- Relevant links
- What you expect delegates to learn from your session
The deadline for submission is Friday 6 January 2017 (5pm GMT)
Questions should be sent to kala (at) museumnext.com - All proposals will be put to our peer panel and those registered as the main proposal contact will be informed of the decision by Friday 20 January 2017.
- All proposals, presentations and workshops must be in English
- One person from each presentation or workshop will receive a free ticket. Additional speakers will be required to purchase a ticket at a discounted rate. Speakers are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs and will receive no payment.
If you are a museum, cultural venue or arts group based in Rotterdam and wish to get involved by offering activities, tours and admission to delegates please complete the form attached.