Call for Papers: Museum Ideas 2017 International Conference - share pioneering ideas

The Museum Ideas conference explores the future of museums in the era of participatory culture and exists to share pioneering ideas and spark transformative change.

Our sixth annual conference will take place in early October 2017 in London. With a progressive attitude and international approach to professional inquiry, each year the event brings together a fascinating group of speakers and challenges them to share innovative ideas in concise, powerful talks.

We are now inviting expressions of interest and proposals for the 2017 conference. We are particularly interested in new digital initiatives, public engagement, participatory practice and social impact. 

If you are interested in contributing, please get in touch with Gregory Chamberlain greg@museum-id.com. Your proposal should include the following information:

• A working title for your presentation
• Synopsis of your presentation - at this stage a brief paragraph is fine
• Your name, job title and organisation

The aim of Museum Ideas is for delegates to be inspired by perspectives outside their own specialism and locality. What unites the conference is the quality and enthusiasm of contributors along with their desire to share valuable expertise and experience. 406 delegates from 24 countries took part in the 2016 conference and workshops programme - from Alaska to New Zealand, Sweden to Jamaica.

Museum Ideas speakers include:

• JiaJia Fei, Director of Digital, Jewish Museum, NYC
• Kaywin Feldman, Director and President of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
• Ken Arnold, Creative Director, Medical Museion, Copenhagen
• Rose Hiscock, Director of the Powerhouse Museum - Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney
• Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
• Gravity Goldberg, Associate Director of Public Programs, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
• Barbara Wolf, Director of Communications, Deutsches Historiches Museum, Berlin
• Tony Butler, Executive Director, Derby Museums Trust
• Synthia Griffin, Curator of Community and Regeneration Programmes, Tate Modern
• Mike Sarna, Director, Collections and Public Engagement, Royal Museums Greenwich
• Jake Barton, designer and storyteller (9/11 Memorial Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum)
• Silvia Filippini-Fantoni, Director of Interpretation, Media and Evaluation, Indianapolis Museum of Art
• Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker, Head of Collections, Science Museum, London
• Nick Gray, Founder & CEO, Museum Hack
• Pille Runnel, Research Director, Estonian National Museum
• Richard Benjamin, Director, International Slavery Museum
• Peter Gorgels, Digital Communication Manager, Rijksmuseum
• Michelle López, ArtAccess & Autism Initiatives, Queens Museum of Art, NYC
• Shelley Mannion, Digital Learning Programmes Manager, British Museum
• Robert Stein, Deputy Director, Dallas Museum of Art
• Jane Burton, Head of Content and Creative Director, Tate Media
• Seb Chan, Director of Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt
• Francesca Rosenberg, Director of Community and Access Programs, MoMA
• Sharon Ament, Director, Museum of London