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.

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.


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 BACK

We are very pleased to announce MuseumCamp is returning!


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.


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. 


October 7 2013


The Bond (Same location as MuseumCamp 2012)


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.


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 ..”

Keeping the ball rolling

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for Museumcamp.  We’ve released the next batch of tickets now so head on over to Eventbrite and sign up now!

If you’re still unclear about what Museumcamp is, please see our original post and feel free to ask questions.   One thing we want to make sure is that you know it’s open to EVERYONE from visitors to CEOs.  It’s important that we don’t label this a digital conference or family conference or audience conference.  It could be all or none of them- we won’t know until the day.

We are very grateful to MuseumNext for being our first major sponsor.

Our current sponsors include:

We are still on the lookout for sponsors.  If you, or if you know of anyone, that could help, please let us know.  We would like help obtaining (or the money) for the following:

  • Venue*
  • Cake
  • Food
  • Goodies
  • Cake
  • Tea/Coffee/Water
*In my last post, I mentioned the venue however, we are currently researching other venues just to make sure we’re doing the best we can for MuseumCamp.

We have been joined by several great Unconference pro’s (@sasha_Taylor, @cybrum, @mixedreality)  who have offered their services to ensure we keep the flavour of the unconference true.

If you would like to help and get involved, feel free to contact us via Twitter or the website.

Thank you to everyone who has helped spread the word for us!