Connecting Culture 2020: Conference programme released


The conference programme for Connecting Culture Virtual Conference and Expo has been released. The eagerly awaited line up contains thought leaders and influencers from some of the most prestigious and well-respected organisations in the world, along with forward thinking and innovative suppliers to the museum and cultural sector.

In a year where the museum sector has borne the brunt of the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, Connecting Culture set out to kickstart the rebuilding process, through two days of unmissable content and networking. With a speaker list containing futurists, directors, international trade advisors, architects, entrepreneurs, and award-winning authors, this event is certain to do so.

Creative Director of Event, Eithne Owens, and Curator at the Hans Christian Andersen House of Fairy tales Museum, Henrik Lubker’s session “Working Inside-Out: Design for visitor experiences” will unpick how, together, they managed to develop a brand-new home for the museum. One where the line between the real and imaginary worlds is blurred. You can catch this session at 14:00 BST on 9 September.

David Barker, VFX Producer at Atlantic Productions, and Susan Golland, Exhibition Designer at the Field Museum, Chicago, will look in detail at the collaborative process undertaken to ensure a visitor ‘wow’, in their session “Using technologies of the future to bring the past to life.” This session will be live at 14:00 BST on 10 September.

James Wallman, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and futurist, along with Ray Hole, Director of Ray Hole Architects, will provide guests with a philosophical foundation, strategic approach, and possible implementation tactics that could deliver mutual economic success through cultural connectivity. Their session, “Future – Imagined realities”, will be taking place 9 September at 11:00 BST, and is not to be missed.

You can access the full conference programme document by clicking here. To ensure you don’t miss out on any of the unmissable sessions, register for your free ticket at The conference and expo at Connecting Culture will remain live for 12 months post event, meaning you can re-watch the sessions you loved, and catch up on the ones you missed.