Call for presentations

We’re delighted to announce the call for presentations for the 2018 National Digital Forum (19–21 November, Wellington). 

We want to hear from people working in, and with, digital on any topic affecting the culture and heritage sector. Think big – does your digital practice touch, inform, influence or offer a passing glance at the GLAM sector? Get in touch! The timid ideas and the bold, the usual ideas and the out-there – NDF as a conference is evolving and we want ideas and discourse that reflects that. NDF is committed to honouring the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and as our community continues to grow, we welcome all perspectives that explore what this means in the digital GLAM area.

If you need help getting your synapses sparking, here are a range of suggestions from our post conference survey:

  • How can we work collaboratively and effectively with people outside the sector?
  • How does our sector work with educators and students in the digital realm? How should it?
  • How can we share experiences of things not going well and learn from our mistakes?
  • How can we embrace new modes of research?
  • How can we share the work we’re doing to make a tangible impact in our communities?

We will also be running pre-conference workshops on Monday 19 November. Please get in touch if you have an idea for those.

To get a sense of the event, please take a look our 2017 programme and the past talks on YouTube.

Please feel free to email the conference committee at if you would like to discuss your proposal prior to submitting.

Proposals are due by Friday 4 May 2018. 

If you don't receive a confirmation email after submitting your presentation summary we recommend checking your email spam folder and/or emailing for friendly confirmation.

Some fine print:

The decision to accept an abstract is at the discretion of the Conference Committee. A condition of acceptance is that at least one author or nominated presenter registers for the conference. All presenters must be registered by Monday 17 September 2018 to confirm their place in the programme.