Dear Museums+Tech 2016 delegate,

The MCG Committee is looking forward to seeing you at the Wellcome Collection on October 19, 2016 for our Museums+Tech 2016 conference. Preparing this conference has been a big part of the committee’s work over the last year, along with our Spring event in York, engaging with the friendly, knowledgeable conversations on our discussion list, and advocating for best practice in museum technology.

Here’s some information to help you plan your day.

Registration

Conference registration starts in the Wellcome Collections’ Williams Lounge at 9:45 and runs to 10:10 for a 10:15am start. There’ll be refreshments to get you ready for a packed day, so get there early!

You don’t need to print your ticket, but it might be helpful to have the booking email on a device in case of any queries.

Location

The Wellcome Collection is at 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE. Here’s their ‘Getting here‘ page, with maps and transport information.

Timetable

Talks begin at 10:15 and finish at 5pm. Our event page has the full timetable, plus links to speaker bios and talk abstracts.

We had such a good response to our call for proposals that we’re running a parallel session after lunchtime to fit more in. Everyone can choose between ‘Working in a Digital World’ and ‘Working with Collections’, but get there early if you want to guarantee a seat in your chosen session.

Most talks are in the main auditorium. However, if you bought a viewing room ticket after we sold out in September, please head to the Franks and Steel room for the plenary sessions.

Our AGM will be held during the extended lunch break. You can also use that time to explore exhibitions at Wellcome or join optional lunchtime tours of the Internet Archive’s book scanning centre.

Catering

We’ve ordered some delicious food for lunch, registration, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks. Half the catering order is vegetarian so you should have lots of choices at breaks and lunch. If you requested a special meal when you registered, it will be labelled and held for you.

Say hi and ask questions

Bring your questions and ideas! We’ve created lots of time for you to get talking with other attendees, and each session has plenty of time built in for questions. There’s free wifi so you can tweet, blog and share images to your heart’s content. We’ll be using the twitter hashtag #musetech16 and tweeting from @ukmcg on the day.

…and keep talking over a drink

You can keep the conversation going by joining us for a free drinks reception after the conference. The reception is open to anyone interested in digital heritage, so please share this invitation with your colleagues. Free tickets are available via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mcgs-museumstech-2016-conference-reception-tickets-27773116138

Meet the Committee

Keep an eye out for the friendly committee team at the conference (and of course at the drinks reception), whether you have a question, ideas for MCG or just want to say hello, we look forward to speaking with you on the day. To help you spot us in the crowd, our pictures are below. To find out more about the committee, who we are and what we do, check out the Committee page on the MCG website.

MCG Committee 2016

We’re excited to see you on Wednesday!

Mia Ridge

Chair, Museums Computer Group
on behalf of the MCG Committee and Museums+Tech 2016 team