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Digital Exhibitions Summit

Call for Speakers

MuseumNext Digital Exhibitions Summit
5 – 6 December, 2022

Deadline: 1 September 2022

MuseumNext is a global conference on the future of museums. Since 2009 it has acted as a platform for showcasing best practice today to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow.

Our conferences have welcomed tens of thousands of people, providing both a platform to share and to learn best practice from across the international museum community.

In December 2022, we’ll be holding a two day virtual conference focused on the digital side of exhibitions, looking at how technology can enhance what we offer in our galleries and sharing exciting new virtual exhibition formats. 

We’re now inviting our community to put forward proposals for this virtual event.

A few subjects that you might wish to discuss:

  • How are museums successfully approaching digital in exhibitions?
  • Showcase projects that you successfully realised with digital in exhibitions?
  • How are museums adapting digital interactives post pandemic?
  • How can we personalise the experience of visiting an exhibition with digital?
  • How are museums working with digital artists?
  • How are museums using games to bring exhibitions to life?
  • Can we successfully share exhibitions beyond the museum?
  • What is the role of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device?) in exhibition design?
  • What are the digital exhibition trends that museums should investigate?
  • How can technology make our exhibitions more accessible?
  • How can museums create immersive experiences with digital?

Or you may have your own ideas.

We’re open to any presentation on how digital can be used in exhibitions, however we’re not looking for sales pitches.

Presentation format
MuseumNext follows a fast-paced format of twenty-minute presentations with the focus very much on practice rather than theory (please note that this is the only format we’ll use at this event and we aren’t seeking longer presentations or panels).

All MuseumNext talks are to be pre-recorded by the speaker. This does not require an overly complicated set up, but we’ve found that pre-recording talks creates higher quality presentations and reduces technical difficulties during the live event.

You can find out more about our presentation format and see examples of past presentations in our speakers guide.

All speakers are asked to be available for a live Q&A should time zones allow for this (the event runs 12pm – 5pm London time zone).

All MuseumNext presentations need to be in English.

How to Apply
Submit your proposal using this form.

Proposals for presentations should contain a title, names of presenters, a summary of the themes to be addressed, relevant links as well as a description of the expected learning outcomes.

Deadline: 1 September 2022.

What happens next?
All proposals will be read by our conference peer panel which will be responsible for putting together the programme for this event. We will come back to all those who put forward a proposal by 10th September 2022.