Call for presentations NDF2014

We’re delighted to announce the call out for presenters for the National Digital Forum 2014 (25–26 November, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington).

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.

What are we looking for this year?

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 GLAM 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?
  • The evolution of libraries as community hubs – what is the future of libraries? What does major change mean for core users and traditional services?
  • DIY archives – how can we respond as the conventional parameters of our sector expand? What new platforms does the collective memory inhabit?

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 feel free to email Conference Convenors, Thomasin and Matthew at conference@ndf.org.nz if you would like to discuss your proposal prior to submitting.

Proposals are due Friday 30 May.