National Digital Forum 2015

Call for papers

We’re delighted to announce the call out for presenters for the National Digital Forum 2015 (12-14 October, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington).

Please submit your proposal by Sunday 24th May.

The conference will be a mixture of keynote presentations, plenary sessions and lightning talks. We are also interested in running pre/post conference workshops, so do get in touch if you have an idea for those. To get a sense of the National Digital Forum, please take a look at the line up for past conferences here.

We are keen to hear from practitioners from across the GLAM sector. If you would like to raise a pressing issue, share an inspiring project, or discuss opportunities and challenges in the sphere of digital cultural heritage, we look forward to hearing from you. We welcome proposals on any topic that's affecting the culture and heritage sector, but if that's too broad here are a few starters:

Cross-sector initiatives

How can we work together better? Where are the most interesting and useful points of connection?

Crowd sourcing and gamification

How can our users helpfully contribute to our work? And what are some smart ideas for managing those relationships?

Indigenous knowledge and digital preservation

How do we build and preserve the memory of a multicultural nation?

Science and research

How can the GLAM and science communities work together? Where are the opportunities?

User focus

What do you know about your customers, and how are you connecting to them?

DIY anything

How are you solving the challenges of digital services on limited budgets?

The conference is not limited to these topics however, and we encourage you to submit your abstract even if it falls outside of this framework.  Please submit your proposal using the online form here.

Please feel free to email Conference Programme and Speakers Leads, Thomasin and Michael at if you would like to discuss your proposal prior to submitting.

Proposals are due Sunday 24th May.

NDF2015 conference, Te Papa in October

This year's conference will be at Te Papa on Wellington's waterfront in the middle of October, Monday to Wednesday, 12 to 14 October. Expect the usual mix of incredible keynotes and speakers from here and overseas, with workshops and social events thrown in for good measure. We hope to see you then so save the dates!

NDF2015 is being convened by Andy Neale (DigitalNZ at the National Library, Department of Internal Affairs).

NDF2014 conference

Thank you to everyone who attended NDF2014 in November at Te Papa. From the feedback we received it was a huge success in no small part to the many people and organisations who attended, spoke, sponsored and helped organise the conference. Information about the conference is now available in our past conferences archive and you can view nearly all the talks on our YouTube channel.