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Conference 2020

Conference 2020 will be taking place on 19 March 2020 at Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale TF8 7DQ.

We’d love to share your interesting, inspiring and useful experiences with conference delegates from across the wider West Midlands and beyond.

Please send us proposals for presentations, workshops/interactive sessions and lightning talks based on recent activity at your museum or gallery.  Simply send us your ideas by completing and returning this ‘Call for Proposals’ form before 5pm, Friday 29 November.

This FREE event brings together an exciting mix of plenaries, workshops and exhibitors to create a space to network, share news and best practice from within and outside the heritage sector.  Keep up to date with our plans for Conference 2020 by visiting this page regularly or alternatively sign up to our newsletter at the bottom left of this page.

Since 2016 we have welcomed over 550 delegates from local, regional and national organisations to four jam-packed conferences. The day will be filled with inspirational speakers and thought provoking workshops.

Conference forms part of Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s National Portfolio Organisation and Museum Development programmes and is now a key date for our network.

There was a really great range of inspiring speakers and workshops covering such important and current matters. It was especially good to hear from leaders at ACE and the NLHF explaining processes and being clear about their objectives, making themselves very accessible.Conference delegate 2019

[As a result of attending conference I will] “Try and experience the organisation with more awareness of how it might present to a wide range of potential users – how might we be unattractive to certain groups – what can we do to be more relevant to a wider audienceConference delegate 2019

The WMMD conference was so well run, with great speakers and a lot of very interesting conversationsConference delegate 2019

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