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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 louise@mmex.dk 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.

Sharing is Caring is spreading

Sharing is Caring is all about sharing experience and expertise about digital culture.

This year, we are thrilled to announce that the concept of Sharing is Caring is spreading across borders. Good colleagues in the Hamburg cultural sector are organising the first ever extension of Sharing is Caring outside Denmark!

The conference in Denmark remains the big core event which takes place every second year, each time with a new topical theme. In November 2017, we will meet in Aarhus under the headline Digitisation and social impact?

As of 2017, you can have a share in the Sharing is Caring name and organize your own local extension, to address the topics that are close to your heart and community. This is what our friends in Hamburg are doing in April 2017.

Interested in staging your own Sharing is Caring event?
Get in touch!

The relation between the Sharing is Caring conference and extensions is inspired by the one between the TED conferences and local TEDx extensions. That is why the extensions use the hashtag #sharecarex

Stay tuned about the core conference at #sharecare17 and the Hamburg extension at #sharecarex


Damen Pyramide, from the photographic collection of the MKG Hamburg, Public Domain