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01 May 2013 - 03 May 2013

[Call] MuseumNext Conference 2013, Amsterdam


What's MuseumNext? MuseumNext is often described as 'Europe's big conference on the digital side of museums'.

MuseumNext call for papers!  Deadline November 1st 2012.

What's next for museums? Now in its fifth year MuseumNext looks to bring together the leading themes, trends and related best practice from the digital side of museums, with the aim of providing a clear insight into how technology and media are shaping our institutions and the world around us. This year MuseumNext will focus on 'What's Next' and will use this call for papers to create a programme that is structured around eight key themes. These will be directed by the proposals submitted from our community to highlight the direction in which museums and technology are heading.
[Video] In May 2012, 350 museum professionals from 34 countries came together in Barcelona for the biggest MuseumNext yet.
We will look favourably at proposals that push the boundaries, turn convention on its head and use technology for a positive impact. In keeping with the open and participatory philosophy of MuseumNext we invite those in our community who would like to share a presentation in Amsterdam to make proposals for fifteen-minute presentations. All presentations should deliver thought provoking insight, showcase innovative ideas or projects, revealing 'how to' or even sharing stories of when things have gone wrong. At the end of each session we want delegates to be able to take away knowledge that they can apply to their own work. Proposals should, in no more than 300 words, outline your presentation, including:
  • The title
  • Name or names of those presenting
  • Organisation
  • Key themes which your presentation relates to
  • An overview of your presentation
  • Relevant links
  • What you expect delegates to learn from your session.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 1st 2012. An international peer panel will consider all proposals and we shall inform all those, successful or otherwise of the decision by December 15th 2012. The decision of the panel is final. Your 300 word proposal should be emailed along with the names and contact details of those who will make the presentation to proposals (at) no later than November 1st 2012.

More information: MuseumNext Conference 2013, Amsterdam