** Registration has now closed for the conference. We have opened a waiting list for full conference tickets. If cancellations occur then we will release tickets on a first come, first served basis, however, we have had an incredible amount of interest in this conference and cannot guarantee places for those that sign up to the waiting list **
DCDC15 :: The Lowry, Salford Quays :: 12-14 October 2015
Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities:
Exploring new digital destinations for heritage and academia
DCDC15 will look at the varied and innovative ways in which archives, museums, libraries and academia can engage with audiences in the digital age.
Digital platforms have provided many new and exciting opportunities, yet they have also presented new challenges for heritage and academic organisations. In what ways can we ensure that digital engagement is truly ‘engaging’? What is the relationship between online ‘hits’ and actual footfall? How can we better capture the meaningful ‘impact’ of engagement via digital means? And during a time of austerity, how can all sectors make the case for innovative digital engagement, not as an indulgent luxury, but as a necessity to preserve the broader relevance and wider-recognition of collections? This conference aims to explore the possibilities and also the pitfalls of digital engagement.
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Please read the information below before registering for this event.
There is no fee to attend the conference, however, a small charge applies for both evening events:
- Pre-conference evening reception ( held at Imperial War Museum North): £15 (£19.48 inc VAT & Eventbrite fee)
- Conference Dinner: £25 (£32.03 inc VAT & Eventbrite fee)
- Reduced price for both evening events: £30 (£38.30 inc VAT & Eventbrite fee)
There are limited spaces to attend the Archives+ tour on Monday, 12 October. In order to secure a place please ensure you select an 'Archives+ tour' ticket along with a conference ticket.
Please select all the tickets that you require - this may require you to select more than one ticket.
Example 1: If you will be attending the full conference only and none of the evening events then select the 'Full Conference' ticket.
Example 2: If you will be attending on 13 October and the pre-conference evening reception then select BOTH the 'Day ticket 13 October' and ' Pre-conference reception' tickets.
Example 3: If you will be attending the full conference, both evening events and the Archives+ tour then select 'Full Conference' and 'Both evening events 12&13 October' and 'Archives+ tour' tickets.
If selecting more than one ticket you will be required to fill in information for all. Complete your details for the first ticket and then use the 'copy data from' dropdown option to automatically populate information on subsequent tickets.
Please be advised that photography and filming will take place at this event. The footage will be used by RLUK and The National Archives in future promotional material and publications.
Attendance at the Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference constitutes the registrant’s consent for RLUK and The National Archives to photograph/film and use their image and likeness without further notification.