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Call for Speakers

MuseumNext : Growing Audiences Summit – Virtual Conference
25 – 27 April 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 April 2022, we’ll be holding a virtual conference looking at how museums can grow their audiences. 

Museum visitation has been hit hard by the Covid Pandemic, so what are the strategies museums can use to rebuild their audiences? How can museums position themselves for success in summer 2022? And how can museums grow their audiences beyond those who traditionally visited pre-pandemic?

The MuseumNext : Growing Audiences Summit will bring together museum professionals from around the globe to share case studies, actionable strategies and new ideas on audience development in museums.

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 working to rebuild their audiences?
  • What strategies are museums using to attract visitors in Summer 2022?
  • How are museums looking to grow their audiences beyond the traditional?
  • How are museums working to develop insight into their audiences?
  • How are museums programming for more diverse audiences?
  • What marketing channels are museums focusing on to grow their reach?
  • How can museums cater for international audiences in an uncertain world?

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

The MuseumNext : Growing Audiences Summit will take place online 25 – 27 April 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 24th February 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 February.