MEET Day at the 2015 Museums Australia National Conference

As part of the Museums Australia conference, a new combined education, audience research/evaluation and digital technologies pre-conference day will run on Thursday 21 May, 2015. The day is a joint initiative of MAE (Museums Australia Education), EVR (Evaluation and Visitor Research) and MuseTech.

MEET will be a day of presentations, discussions and networking to share ideas and activities. The morning will consist of lightning talks focused around a series of themes. The afternoon sessions will be an opportunity to dig deeper into agreed areas of interest. Based on the unconference model, attendees will have a chance to submit a topic they’d like to work on with others.

Beyond the talks and discussion, the day will also generate a series of provocations – questions or ideas for attendees to ponder through the rest of the conference.

Date: Thursday 21 May, 2015, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (AEST)

Venue: Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street Sydney NSW 2000.

Located right on Darling Harbour (the Pyrmont side), the Museum is walking distance from Sydney’s CBD and easily accessible by car, bike, ferry, bus or train.

To attend the Museums Australia Conference: Registration for conference delegates is $40.00 via the Museums Australia conference website. (Includes lunch and morning and afternoon tea.)

To attend this pre-conference day only: Registration for NON-conference delegates is $60.00 via Eventbrite. (Includes lunch and morning and afternoon tea.)

Numbers are limited.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL by 21 March, 2015

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

3 responses to “MEET Day at the 2015 Museums Australia National Conference

  1. Jonny Brownbill from Museum Victoria has set up a website for our MEET day on 21st May. It features a rundown for the day and details of each presentation. We are looking forward to a great day in Sydney.
    Check it out


  2. Dear MAE members,

    Perhaps you’ve heard about the museum education, evaluation and tech day (MEET) to be held on 21 May at the National Australian Maritime Museum, prior to the Museums Australia 2015 annual conference? The day will provide a great opportunity to bring together Australia’s experts in education, evaluation, and the digital to explore the intersections between these areas.

    You can find more information about the day here:

    We hope the day will be dynamic and participatory and so invite you to attend the day and consider proposing a ‘lightning talk’ (either a 3 minute presentation or a 7 minute presentation) that speaks to some aspect of education, evaluation or digital as it relates to your work.

    We’re asking participants to frame their talk within one of these three key areas:
    – I have a big idea
    – I have problem
    – I have something I need help with

    We’re looking forward to a valuable and exciting set of presentations that help shape the dialogue and debate in the afternoon sessions of the MEET day and further into the main conference (and beyond).

    If you’re interested in presenting a lightning talk please email Angela Casey with a lightning talk title and a brief outline of your proposed presentation. The committee will aim to select a range of talks that represent education, evaluation and digital. We’ll also supply a presentation template for speakers to use.

    Conference attendees can register for the day via the Museums Australia conference conlog site:

    Those who are not attending the main conference but would like to participate in the MEET day can do so by registering via our Event Brite site:

    Looking forward to seeing you there!


    Angela Casey
    Learning Services Manager
    Learning Services and Community Outreach

    On behalf of Chair of MAE (Museums Australia Education); Chair of EVR (Evaluation and Visitor Research) and Chairs of MuseTech.

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