Let's Get Real

Young Audiences 2017

Event Over


The programme #LGRYA17

10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and context of the day – Anra Kennedy

Opening remarks – Finbarr Whooley, Director of Content, Museum of London

10.15 – 11.30 – Session one: Strategic Provocations 

How could cultural content and collections make a difference to young audiences’ digital learning, play and experiences? Using examples from their work with children, young people and digital technologies, in contexts beyond the cultural sector, our speakers will explore what’s possible and why it matters.

  • Oliver Quinlan – Senior Research Manager, Raspberry Pi Foundation –  Digital Making – Learning to make the world
  • Cliff Manning – Digital Engagement Manager, Children’s Commissioner for England – Growing up digital – How can we support children to thrive as digital citizens?
  • Eylan Ezekiel – Consultant, Innovation in Education – Through the (EdTech) looking glass – Translating the challenges of the education sector into opportunities for digital innovation

11.30 – 11.50 – Break

11.50 – 13.00 – Session two: Challenge & Collaborate

The conference will break out into a series of working groups of no more than 15 people, each facilitated by a colleague with expertise and experience in that area. Each group will discuss an opportunity to collaborate, take action or tackle a challenge, with a view to making something concrete happen in the next 3 months.  These are not workshops but discursive, informal sessions for shared learning and plotting. Groups will be given a light framework to guide discussion, to record next steps and to note support they may need to take the next step.

13.00 – 13.45 – Lunch

13.45 – 15.05 – Session three: Inspiration

This session explores a range of digital work that is all doing something creative and genuinely managing to spark and support engagement with children, young people and/or teachers. Our speakers’ projects cover a range of tools and tactics but they all have audience needs and a sound understanding of what makes good content at heart.

  • Sarah Coward – Development Director and Deputy CEO, National Holocaust Centre and Museum – Did you ever meet Hitler? –  Answering children’s questions through digital
  • Suhair Kahn – Head of UK Initiatives, Google Arts & Culture – Technology and Culture, Change and Preservation
  • Alison Smith – Project Manager: Arts and City-wide Learning, Digitalme –  Open badges – Inspiring, recognising and connecting cultural learning
  • Julia Lawrence – Deputy Director, London Connected Learning Centre –  ArtsEdTech – Keeping IT simple

15.05 – 15.30 – Break

15.30 – 16.30 – Session four: Action

Let’s make things happen. We’ll round off the day with a very action-oriented session, packed with practical advice, bringing together arts organisations with specialists whose role it is to support development and activity; along with the view into our sector from the commercial software side of the fence.

  • Amy Cotterill – Museum Development Officer, Essex County Council – With a little help from my friends – collaborative approach to digital learning
  • Dom Minns – Creative Director, Plug-In Media – Five steps to brilliant builds – A practical guide to making relevant projects without getting cross with each other
  • Let’s Get Real Young Audiences collaborative action research  – Anna Husband and participants:
    • Alex Flowers – Team Leader, Digital Programmes, Learning and Interpretation, Victoria & Albert Museum – Creating online content from onsite events – Expanding onsite content from our workshops for 16 – 19 year olds into engaging online articles
    • Lucy Hammond – Project & Development Coordinator, Pilot Theatre –  Storytelling with digital technology – 24 eight year olds, one day, one free app
    • Andrea Mercer – Senior Manager, Audiences and Communities, Derby Museums – #WeMake – How might we inspire young people to make, capture and share their makes on YouTube to inspire other young people to make?

16.30 – 16.45 – Session five: Conference Plenary 

Final thoughts and reflections on the day from delegates, speakers and social channels.

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