OPEN CALL for ignites

What’s the impact of digitisation?

The digitisation of cultural heritage collections has been going on for several decades now, promising unprecedented potentials for the GLAM sector to fulfil its public mission of opening up knowledge and culture to the participation and enjoyment of all citizens. The big question is, how do we demonstrate that we actually achieve this ambition through our digitally powered work?

Are YOU one of our ignite speakers?

We a looking for engaging and entertaining ignite talks that present best practices or new approaches to this years theme Digitisation and Social Impact. Each ignite speaker has 5 minutes to present 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds before the presentation automatically advances. All ignite talks must be given in English, and they must ignite the audience. So be brave, be bold, be awesome!

Don’t know the format? Be inspired here!

How to enter

Send a short presentation of your project or topic, and your motivation for speaking at Sharing is Caring, to by 23 August 2017. We will get back to you in the last week of August to tell you if you made the cut.

When, where, what

Sharing is Caring: Digitisation and Social Impact? takes place 19-21 November in Aarhus, the Cultural Capital of Europe 2017. The conference focuses on collaboration and sharing in the cultural heritage sector by bringing together practitioners, researchers, and users of culture. The team behind it is MMEx, SMK, and Visit Aarhus.

Sharing is Caring has been held since 2011, featuring keynote speakers such as Melissa Terras, Cédric Manara, Michael Edson, Shelley Bernstein, Nick Poole, Jill Cousins, Simon Tanner, and Jasper Visser, as well as a brilliant range of practitioners and researchers within digital culture. Around 200 attendants join the conference every time.