Why attend Museums+Tech 2017?

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s annual MCG conference, which will be held on 3 November in London at the Imperial War Museum.

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This year’s standard ticket price is £150, with a discounted rate of £120 for MCH members. However, in addition to this we are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of discounted tickets to MCH members who book early at only £95. So book now to secure this discounted rate!!

About the Programme

This year’s conference brings together an eclectic and provocative group of speakers who will share practical lessons from their own experience and pose challenges to existing practice across the sector. You will come away from this year’s event both inspired and challenged, with a list of ideas to try in your own organisation.

You’ll learn how museums are using technologies like 3D printing to reach school groups and empower visually impaired visitors. You’ll be inspired by the innovative twists on existing technologies and agile experiments that organisations like Brighton’s Royal Pavilion & Museums, the National Maritime Museum and National Museums Scotland have tried. You’ll find out what happened when historic buildings experimented with chat bots, and hear about the latest in sound scenography. You’ll be provoked by discussions of fake news and the role of museums in a post-truth world. Finally, you’ll have a chance to reflect on digital literacy and organisational change.

Find out more about the conference programme here.

Why attend?

Why join the friendly delegates at Museums+Tech 2017? We think you’ll have a great time, learn lots and meet fascinating people. But if you beed to make the case to your boss, or include something in your professional development plan, here’s why we think Museums+Tech is an essential part of your museum learning this year…

Museums+Tech is for all professionals in the museums sector who work with, or are just curious about, how to use digital technology for the benefit of their organisations and audiences.

It’s an opportunity to hear what others across the sector (and outside) are doing, to identify opportunities for collaboration, and to meet colleagues working on similar projects, familiar with the same obstacles and opportunities.

Museums+Tech conferences have a proven track record in highlighting best practice in digital cultural heritage through engaging presentations, providing inspiring keynote speakers from within and beyond the sector, and in offering delegates the opportunity to network and learn from each other in a supportive environment.

But don’t take our word for it – here’s what attendees said about the conference in previous years

‘I have found the events MCG organise inspirational and a great way to network with the broader digital museums community’ – Jessica Suess

‘A full-on intense day, very rich in insights and amazing sharing of experiences…’ – Kasia Kwiatkowska

‘As long as technology moves as fast as Mercury, museums will need the MCG to help them catch up’ – Holly Parsons

We’ve also been known to get some amazing international keynote speakers that you rarely have a chance to hear speak in the UK. Last year’s keynote was from Shelley Bernstein, previously of Brooklyn Museum and now Chief Experience Officer at the Barnes Foundation, and Sebastian Deterding, an international designer of curiosity. Watch videos of last year’s talks on your YouTube channel.

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