GEM: Conference

GEM Conference 2017 - Hull

Facing the Future, Forging Ahead

Core resilience in the museum, heritage and cultural learning sectors



GEM’s 2017 annual conference will be:

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.


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We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:

The following “threads” will be explored throughout the conference:
The GEM 2017 conference will be of immense help to anyone involved in managing or delivering museum, heritage or cultural learning. We seek to empower the workforce, as the roles of learning and sharing in the lives of the public grow ever more important. 


GEM members benefit from a reduced conference fee and can make further savings by booking for the whole conference!  For more information on the conference and how to book, please download the Additional Information pdf below.


Exhibitors and Advertisers!

Perhaps, you would like to put something in the delegate pack, or take a stand to promote a project or your organisation.  Please download the exhibitor packages & advertising pdf below for more information.


**Bursaries** - applications now closed.

GEM is offering a number of bursaries for this year's conference.  Each conference bursary is worth £320, and priority this year will be given to GEM members attending conference for the first time who are volunteers, or work for small organisations or otherwise unable to pay the conference fee. 



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