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Tasman/Nelson Regional Digital Forum

You are invited to join colleagues working in galleries, libraries, art galleries and museums, as well as the IT and cultural heritage sectors to share and discuss topics related to digital matters.

Plan for the day

  • 9.30 - 10.30 – Regional Roundup

    Over the last year, what has been your biggest challenge? What are you most proud of?

  • 10.30 - 10.45 – Brain storming topics for unconference discussion

  • 10.45 - 11.05 – Morning tea

  • 11.05 - 12.30 – Un-conference discussions

  • 12.30 - 1.15 – Lunch

  • 1.15 - 2.15 – Speaker - Nils Pokel from the Nelson Provincial Museum.

    As digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are increasingly permeating our everyday lives at the dawning ‘age of augmentation’ we can sometimes learn more about what makes us human. Digital assistants and chatbots show that empathy can be emulated, optimised, and delivered by algorithms – but how about ‘true’ creativity and artistic expression? This korero explores some of the more interesting, experimental, and thought provoking uses of AI and ML in the arts and cultural sectors - and how in many instances it is still the human spark that brings them to life.

  • 2.15 - 2.30 – Wrap up and Highlights

  • 2.45 - 3.15 – Library tour (Optional)

The forum will be held in the Tasman District Libraries (280 Queen Street, Richmond) in the Constance Barnicoat room.

To register, please email

Earlier Event: 27 August
Waikato Regional Digital Forum