Europeana Professional – Countdown to Europeana AGM and DISH2013 – Pro Blog

By Gretchen | November 15, 2013

by Beth Daley

Only 17 days to go until the Europeana Annual General Meeting and Digital Strategies for Heritage conference (DISH2013) in Rotterdam (2-3 December)!

The agenda for the Europeana AGM has now been set. The day includes chance for existing Task Forces to get together, then for everyone to meet up to discuss the Network’s progress this year and to brainstorm ideas for where we hope to be in 2020. There are also two inspiring lunchtime sessions: one thinks about a strategy for Europeana to positively impact education; the other teaches participants how to build an app in an hour – no technical experience necessary! Download the AGM agenda.

Aimed at heritage professionals, DISH2013 is a lively and internationally-oriented conference focusing on three key themes: Active Audiences, Business for Creative Industries and New Competencies. The two-day event will consist of small-scale interactive sessions interspersed with inspiring keynote talks. The speakers and full programme can be found The DISH conference also incorporates the Annual General Meeting for the Europeana Network, for which the agenda has now been announced.

Historian and filmmaker Jason Scott, Retronaut founder Chris Wild, publishing and media entrepreneur Mitchell Davis and head of Rijksmuseum Collections Taco Dibbits will be the keynote speakers at DISH2013 amidst a programme filled with workshops on topics like crowdsourcing for cultural heritage and social media for museums. There will also be a series of round table sessions called ‘Chefs’ tables’. ‘The pain and pleasure of making interactive experiences’, ‘How to start wiki-related projects once you’ve convinced your staff’, ‘How to build a GLAM community’ and ‘How to survive as a 21st century photo agency’ are just some of the themes that will bring DISH2013 to life. The bi-annual conference is aimed at decision makers and key stakeholders in the field of digital heritage, but also at creative industry professionals wanting to learn more about the possibilities of digital heritage.

Read full post here. (Originally posted 14 November 2013)