MuseumCamp 2014 – Where is it?

IMG_5903Just a quick update for those who were asking about MuseumCamp 2014.

This year we tried really hard to raise the funds to put another MuseumCamp on but we were unsuccessful twice with our ACE applications.  It turns out we don’t qualify (the main issue in my opinion is we don’t fit the forms as we’re too innovative in thinking).  While it was a disappointment we were already working on a plan B and have been asked to take MuseumCamp (an Unconference) to two conferences.  Yes, seriously.

We ran MuseumCamp at MuseumNext in Newcastle already and we’re currently preparing to run a MuseumCamp at Museum Association conference in Cardiff this October.

Very sorry for those who have said they can’t afford the conferences – trust me, I understand your frustration.  MuseumCamp is and was set up to be available to all (hence it being free) but without support we just couldn’t do it.  Linda and I meet often and are constantly trying to think of ways to get funding so if you have any ideas, please let us know.

Meanwhile, we’re still active on social media (of course).

MuseumCamp 2015 *will* happen somehow and somewhere.  And it will be open to all who like and care about museums (and of course, love cake!).

Thanks!

Mar Dixon

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MuseumCamp 2013 #museumcamp

Museum-CampWell MuseumCamp 2013 is officially over but the conversations are still going.

For everyone who came or followed online –
THANK YOU!

Feedback

IMG_8418Feedback has been overwhelmingly  positive.  There is still time to fill out our feedback form.  This will help us with MuseumCamp 2014.

I’ve wrote more about the day:  #Museumcamp ala Cakefest 2013 Takeaways, Thoughts & Tweets  Please feel free to share your articles.

We have been asked to share the delegates list and I’m afraid we don’t have full permission to do so.  The names are shared on the Eventbrite page should you need them.

Session Topics

As requested, below is the list of topics from the day.

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Special Thanks:

cakeMC Mike Ellis, Videographer Paul Hutchinson and all our fabulous Live Tweeters!

Thank you to our wonderful Sponsors, without whom we wouldn’t have been able to run!  Special shout out to KE Software for their late sponsorship which paid for the cakes – you were loved by all (especially me!)

 

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Museumcamp is proud to announce Mike Ellis as MC

Museumcamp is proud to announce Mike Ellis has agreed to be our MC for the day! 

mikeMike Ellis has been involved in running conferences and geek events since 2007, when he set up “Mashed Museum” – a “hack day” which saw 20 or so people coming along to build rapid prototypes of museum web technologies. Then in 2008 he started BathCamp, a 24-hour “BarCamp” un-conference for geeks in the beautiful city of Bath. BathCamp is still going 5 years on as both a monthly get-together and an annual weekend BarCamp.

Mike went on to run “The Big M” in 2011 – this was a 2-day conference for mobile developers which had 250 people coming to hear a range of sessions on mobile innovation. Then in 2012 he founded the first Bath Digital Festival, which saw around 2,500 people coming along to 23 events including “Coding For Kids”, debates about the future of the book, a “solderathon”…and many others.

Tickets
So far, 100 tickets have been ordered.  The last batch of 50 will go offer September 3rd – those on the waiting list will get first refusal on Sept 2nd.

Sponsors

A big shout out to our Sponsors, without whom we wouldn’t be able to put on MuseumCamp.  If you would like to be a sponsor, please let us know ASAP as we’re getting our posters organized next week.

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MuseumCamp (ala CakeFest) v2.0 is set moving along nicely.

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Tickets

We have a waiting list on our Eventbrite page with about 35 of the next 50 tickets already reserved.  But worry not!  We will make sure we do our best that everyone that wants to attend can.

We’ll roll out the next batch of tickets on August 19th.

What to Bring

IDEAS – DISCUSSIONS – TOPICS
Museumcamp is made up on the day.  Seriously! The idea behind MuseumCamp is we want the people attending to talk about issues that are important to YOU – not what we feel is important, or topics we know are ‘most popular’.  This is about ideas, brought on the day that the participants decide to talk about.

The list of topics from last year included Teens in Museums, Social media, Museums 20/20, Museums at Night, Wikipedia, how to embrace apprenticeship, curating and more.  The smallest ideas to the biggest – all our listened to.

We’ll have 6-7 sessions running during one time slot and project having 4-5 time slots (depending on the day – see how nothing is planned before? ).

Open and Closing Times

We’ll open the doors at 9.30 with a planned start at 10am.  As a very very very rough draft, the day could go something like:

9:30-10:00 Registration / Coffee & Cupcake decorating
10:00-10:45 Topic pitching and Session organizing
10:45-11:30  Session One
openingtime11:30 – 11:45 Change over
11:45-12:30 Session Two
12:30-12:45 Change over
12:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 Session Three
2:15-2:30 Change over
2:30-3:15 Session Four
3:15-3:45 COFFEE/ Cakes
3:45 –4:30 Session Five
4:30-5:00 Plenary/Networking

How to get things going now

You can leave comments on this post or share on Twitter using the #Museumcamp hashtag.  Either way feel free to get the conversations going now as October will be here before we know it!

Want to get MORE involved?

We’re still looking for sponsors so if you’d like to sponsor us or know someone who would, please get in touch!

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Most importantly – 

Get your thinking caps on & get those brilliant ideas flowing!

Thanks to Carl Durose for our lovely new logo! You can contact Carl via email address or twitter handle.

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MuseumCamp ala CakeFest v2.0 IS BACK

We are very pleased to announce MuseumCamp is returning!

Who: 

MuseumCamp is open to everyone – from volunteers to CEOs.  You don’t even have to work in the sector – just want to have passion for making positive changes.

What:

MuseumCamp is an Unconference – everyone can pitch an idea to talk about.  This is not a day to sit and listen but a day to participate and get involved in subjects that matter to YOU. 

When:

October 7 2013

Where:

The Bond (Same location as MuseumCamp 2012)

How:

We’ll be launching our Eventbrite page this Monday (July 8th)

Would you like to get involved? 

We’re looking for some help:

  • Two (2) Live Tweeters for the event
  • New design/logo.

Massive thank you to our Sponsors: (Please let us know if you would like to Sponsor also!)

First and foremost, Arts Council for believing in us.

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Marches Network
marches network“We are really thrilled to be part of supporting MuseumCamp again. Our way of delivering museum development in the West Midlands (the Marches Network of MDOs)  has always been about recognising that expertise and wisdom exist at every level of an organisation and that tiny museums are just as valued and valuable as large ones. The unconference format of MuseumCamp is just so perfect for creating really useful, and creative, conversations without the boundaries and self-censoring that can happen at other museum sector events.

Now more than ever, we want to be involved with something which ‘rewards’ energy, ideas and co-operation, from anybody in the sector – with everyone in the sector…. And what better place to have it than in the middle of the country ..”

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Mark your calendars – @MuseumCamp (ala CakeFest) is BACK!

IMG_5903Here ye! Here ye!  Breaking News!

Date:               October 7th

Where:           The Bond (Same location as MuseumCamp 2012)

What:             Back by popular demand, MuseumCamp is an Unconference for anyone interested in museums and cultures – visitors, volunteers to managers and CEO are invited to attend and talk about topics that matter to YOU.

Why:               Cake.

More information will be coming in the new few weeks.

 

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#MuseumCamp Poster by the wonderful Thought Den (@thoughtden)

Thank you to Thought Den for creating this fabulous #MuseumCamp poster for us! Click to see Full Size.

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