Why attend Museums+Tech 2017?

MCG’s Museums+Tech 2017 will be held at the Imperial War Museum on November 3.

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This year’s standard ticket price is £150, with a discounted rate of £120 for MCG members. Discounted early bird tickets save £25 off the members price but must be booked before September 3.

About the Museums+Tech 2017 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.

Curious? View the full conference programme here.

Why attend?

Why join the friendly delegates at Museums+Tech 2017? You’ll have a great time, learn lots and meet fascinating people. But if you need 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 using digital technologies for the benefit of their organisations and audiences.

It’s an opportunity to hear what experts and peers 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.

MCG has been running events exploring technology in museums since 1982, and held the first UK Museums on the Web conference in 2001. Our events are put on for the sector, by the sector. Our conferences have a proven track record in highlighting best practice in digital cultural heritage, with engaging presentations and inspiring keynote speakers from within and beyond the sector. We believe that events should help delegates connect and learn from each other, and our code of conduct helps everyone get on with enjoying our events.

But don’t take our word for it – here’s what attendees said about MCG conferences 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. Our 2016 keynotes were Shelley Bernstein, previously of Brooklyn Museum and now Chief Experience Officer at the Barnes Foundation, talking about their wearable technologies for the first time, and Sebastian Deterding, an international designer of curiosity. Watch videos of last year’s talks on our YouTube channel.

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