GEM Annual Conference – Early Bird Tickets and Call for Papers
Tuesday 5 September – Thursday 7 September 2017, Guildhall – Hull
Facing the Future, Forging Ahead- Core resilience in the museum learning sector
GEM’s 2017 annual conference will be:
- Exploring innovative and inspiring ways of becoming more resilient.
- Asking how museum, heritage and cultural educators can take the lead in ensuring their organisation’s long-term future.
This conference will look to our future, learning from our sector’s rapid responses to change and pursuing greater security, communication and creativity. We will explore exciting new research, fresh examples of best practice and promising innovations that will inspire museum, heritage and cultural professionals at any level.
Cuts to budgets and resources have had a large impact on the museum, heritage and cultural sectors – particularly their learning programmes. We are more responsive and flexible, but it is now time that those involved with learning become even more proactive, experimental and able to take the lead to ensure our long-term resilience and sustainability.
The GEM 2017 conference will be of immense help to anyone involved in managing or delivering museum, heritage or cultural learning. We seek to empower the workforce, as the roles of learning and sharing in the lives of the public grow ever more important.
The “early bird” offer ends on Friday 30 June 2017, so get saving and book now!
**Call for papers now open**
Do you want to shape this year’s GEM Conference in Hull? Can you share an inspirational project or framework that advances sustainability? Have you got an insight into developing a more connected and supported workforce? If so, we’d love to hear from you!
We all know that things don’t always go exactly to plan, but when things do go wrong it’s often those experiences that you learn the most from. So please don’t be afraid to share your bitter experiences for the benefit of others!
Deadline for submissions is Monday 26 June 2017 at 09.00. If you’re interested in contributing to this year’s GEM conference, please visit the GEM website for more information on submitting a proposal.