Call for Contributions, GEM Conference – closes 26 June

Facing the Future, Forging Ahead Core resilience in the museum learning sector

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Posted: 10/03/2022

Do you have practical experience to share from your own organisation you would like to share?  Then you may be just the person we need to run a session at our annual conference this year in Hull, we often learn a lot from something that goes wrong – please don’t be afraid to share your bitter experiences for the benefit of others!

GEM’s 2017 conference will explore two key questions:

  • What are the proactive solutions to prolonged austerity?
  • How can these solutions create resilience at the sector’s core?

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.

There are several “threads” running through the conference:

  1. Sharing inspirational projects and frameworks that advance sustainability without sacrificing creativity.
  2. Developing a more connected and supported workforce, pooling our resources for mutual benefit.
  3. Feeding individual innovations into large, lasting developments.

This is your chance to contribute to and shape this year’s GEM conference.  We really hope you have some insights into the conference theme and threads.  We really do value your help and participation!

If you can run a session we should be delighted to hear from you.  Proposals must be submitted by Monday 26 June 2017 at 09.00.  Full details can be found on the GEM website.

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