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Call for Speakers

MuseumNext : Creative Museum Summit – Virtual Conference
27 – 30 June 2022

MuseumNext is a global conference series on the future of museums. Over the past 12 months our events have brought together more than 18,000 museum professionals for our virtual conference series, which has offered insight, inspiration and actionable advice.

Each MuseumNext conference has a theme, around which our community comes together to discuss the future of museums. In June 2022 we’ll be holding a virtual conference looking at museums as engines of creativity. 

Museums are often seen as places that put creativity on display, whether that is art, design, music, writing or science. But museums are also engines of creativity, offering audiences opportunities to make, learn and collaborate.

The Creative Museums Summit will bring together museum professionals from around the globe to share case studies, actionable strategies and new ideas on creativity in museums.

How are museums building creativity into their organisations, and how they’re providing new opportunities to make, learn and collaborate?

We’re now looking for speakers to make 20-minute presentations for this event.

Some subjects which you may choose to address:

  • How are museums creating opportunities to be creative in their programmes?
  • How are museums encouraging young people to consider creative careers?
  • How are museums encouraging life long creativity?
  • What strategies are museums using to build creativity into learning programmes?
  • How can museums be engines for creativity?
  • How are museums collaborating with audiences?
  • How are museums engaging with the creative economy?
  • How are museums creating space for creativity in exhibitions?
  • How are museums pushing the boundaries in exhibition design?

Please feel free to put forward any proposal that you feel fits with the theme of this event. 

The Creative Museums Summit will take place online 27 – 30 June 2022.

Guidance for Speakers

Presentations should last 20 minutes and be pre-recorded by speakers. In addition to the film above you can find a PDF speakers guide with example’s of past talks here.

Why Speak at MuseumNext

Founded in 2009, MuseumNext has a reputation for producing high quality conferences which attract an international audience of forward thinking museum professionals. Speaking at the event gives you the chance to share your ideas and successes with your peers, find collaborators for future projects and gain valuable feedback from like minded colleagues.

Our virtual conference format gives you the space to reflect on your work and share your ideas internationally without the need to jump on a plane.

What’s Next?

To put forward a proposal to speak at MuseumNext, please use this form.

The deadline for proposals is 15th March 2022. All proposals will be reviewed by a peer panel and we expect to inform all those who have put forward a proposal the result of their deliberations in late March.