Conferences and event reports

Upcoming talks, workshops and presentations

I’ve got a bunch of sector talks, workshops and presentations coming up over the next few months. I’ll be talking about some brand new (and right now, top secret) projects that focus on ‘linked data’, maps and the ‘Papernet’, as well as delving deeper into metrics, ‘value’ and digital strategy.

So you just missed me at Glam-Wiki at the Australia War Memorial in Canberra but I’ll be giving a whole day long seminar titled Social Collections, New Metrics, Maps and Other Australian Oddities at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on August 27. I’m really excited to be catching up with everyone on the West Coast and exchanging new ideas and strategies. This is a free seminar presented by the Wallace Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, Grants for the Arts/The San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Theatre Bay Area and Dancers’ Group. It is also part of the National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP), a program of Americans for the Arts that is sponsored nationally by American Express.

Then I’ll be giving a presentation focussing on ‘The Social Collection’ at Raise Your Voice: the Fourth National Public Galleries Summit, September 9- 11 in Townsville. I’m looking forward to hearing Virginia Tandy from Manchester City Council and the NGV’s Lisa Sassella is running a masterclass on audience segmentation and psychographics which looks fascinating. And of course, artist Craig Walsh is speaking as well and, well, we’ve been working on a little something.

There’s even rumours that there might be a reprise of my UK workshops of last September run jointly by Culture24 and Collections Trust sometime in early November – but right now, UK readers, that is still just a rumour.

After that I’m at the New Zealand National Digital Forum in Wellington, NZ on November 23-24 where I’m presenting and facilitating sessions around locative cultural projects. I’m excited about NDF because it is always full of inspirational Kiwi initiatives and a couple of well chosen international speakers – this year the inimitable Nina Simon, and Daniel Incandela from the Indianapolis Museum of Art. No doubt there’ll be some exciting new initiative from Digital NZ announced at NDF – just because they can.