NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Museums

Thought Leaders Explore Disruptive Technology
Registration for this event is open and the process can be completed entirely online.


(NMC Member Fee)

Non-Members $69

Join us for the NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Museums. In this day-long event, curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators will explore four major themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition: Bring Your Own Device, Location-Based Services, Crowdsourcing, and Makerspaces.
Engage with the panels on these topics and help shape the conversation – get your burning questions answered! The symposium will be taking place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (11am-6pm ET/ 10am-5pm CT/ 8am-3pm PT).
NOTE: Interested in the topics covered in the NMC Virtual Symposium? Our partner Learning Revolution is hosting a companion event on the Future of Museums on July 24, from 9am-4pm Central. Learn more here.

 July 23 11am – 6pm ET

Featured Keynotes


J Visser

Jasper Visser (The Netherlands)

Jasper is a change agent, innovator and facilitator specialised in culture, heritage and the arts. With over 10 years of international experience he helps institutions deal with challenges, formulate strategies for the future and build successful teams. Jasper is cofounder of several startups that turn his ideas into reality, author of the Digital Engagement Framework, blogger at The Museum of the Future and can regularly be found in good museum cafés around the world.


Nik Honeysett, Balboa Park Online Collaborative (USA)

Nik Honeysett is Director and CEO of the Balboa Park Online Collaborative. Previously he was the Head of Administration at the J. Paul Getty Museum where he oversaw and liaised the Museum’s 200+ personnel, budget, administrative and operational needs across two sites: the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. He was responsible for all hiring, compensation, performance, budget, museum operations, policy and standards adherence, short- and long- range strategic planning, asset management, and technology development and initiatives. Additionally, Honeysett serves on the Board of Directors at the American Alliance of Museums.


Nancy Proctor, Baltimore Museum of Art (USA)

Nancy Proctor is Deputy Director for Digital Experience and Communications at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and Co-Chair of the Museums and the Web annual conference. She recently headed up Mobile Strategy and Initiatives for the Smithsonian Institution. With a PhD in American art history and a background in filmmaking, curation and art criticism, Nancy Proctor published her first online exhibition in 1995. She co-founded TheGalleryChannel.com in 1998 with Titus Bicknell to present virtual tours of innovative exhibitions alongside comprehensive global museum and gallery listings. TheGalleryChannel was later acquired by Antenna Audio, where Nancy led New Product Development from 2000-2008, introducing the company’s multimedia, sign language, downloadable, podcast and cellphone tours. She also directed Antenna’s sales in France from 2006-2007, and worked with the Travel Channel’s product development team. From 2008-2010 she was Head of New Media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Nancy served as program chair for the Museums Computer Network (MCN) conference 2010-2011, and co-organized the Tate Handheld conference among other gatherings for cultural professionals. She also manages MuseumMobile.info, its wiki and podcast series, and is Digital Co-editor of Curator: The Museum Journal.