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Digital Learning Summit

Call for Speakers

MuseumNext Digital Learning Summit
18 – 20 October, 2021

Deadline: 10 August 2021

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.

Over the past year we have pivoted to virtual events, bringing together more than 12,000 museum professionals to learn from one another at what has been a challenging time.

In October we will be holding a virtual conference focused on digital learning – this has been a big subject over the past year but as we emerge from the pandemic what lessons have been learnt and what’s next for the use of technology in museum learning.

A few subjects which you might wish to discuss?

  • What’s next for digital learning?
  • How do we create hybrid education experiences that can be experienced on site and online? 
  • How can we continue to serve new digital learning audiences who are often not in the same geographical area as the museum?
  • How will online learning shape how we use digital inside the museum?
  • How can we use digital to make learning more accessible? 
  • Can museums generate revenue through digital learning?
  • How can we develop engaging educational content using digital?
  • What new ways of digital working are museum educators exploring?

Or you may have your own ideas.

We’re open to any presentation on digital learning within the museum sector, however we’re not looking for sales pitches and would point businesses wishing to promote their services to our sponsorship packages.

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.

All speakers are asked to be available for a live Q&A should time zones allow for this (the event runs 3pm – 8pm London time zone).

All MuseumNext presentations need to be in English.

How to Apply
Proposals for presentations should be made using this form.

Your proposal should contain a title, names of presenters, a summary of the talk, relevant links as well as a description of the expected learning outcomes.

Deadline 10th August 2021.

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 20th August 2021.