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Opportunities for students and young museum professionals

MuseumNext is an international conference series on the future of museums. Since 2009 we have highlighted best practice today to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow.

Our events bring together a community of like minded museum professionals, dedicated to creating positive change in the museum sector.

Our conferences use a fast paced format with presentations limited to just twenty minutes.

In keeping with the open and participatory nature of our community, we are now looking for speakers to join us for our Autumn conferences in Amsterdam and New York.

Call for Speakers – MuseumNext – Digital Summit in Amsterdam
This popular one day conference on the digital side of museums will be held in central Amsterdam on October 25th. Over the past few years we’ve discussed inspiring technology ranging from artificial intelligence through to blockchain to robots and augmented reality.

This year we want to step behind the pixels and find out how museums are Making Digital Happen. What’s the story behind the museum sectors most exciting tech projects? How are museums organising for success and what are the tools, techniques and ideas we should all be take note of?

Deadline for submissions 15th May 2019 – Submit your proposal here.

Call for Speakers – Future of Museum Storytelling Conference in New York City
Our flagship North American event returns to New York City on 7 – 8 November. This year we’re looking at something that lies at the very heart of museums, storytelling.

How can museums use stories to invoke wonder and curiosity? How can stories help us to have a deeper understanding of the past, present or future? How is storytelling in museums changing? And how do we create opportunities for our audiences to share their stories?

Deadline for submission 15th May 2019 – Submit your proposal here.

Further Information
MuseumNext conferences use a fast paced format with presentations limited to just twenty minutes. No presentation should have more than two speakers and no commercial presentations will be considered.

All papers will be reviewed by our programme committee, this is made up of museum professionals from across our international community. All those submitting a paper will be informed of the decision of the programme committee by the end of May.

Speakers will receive free entry to the conference, but we can unfortunately not pay for travel or accommodation.