The Connected Audience Conference will be a cooperation between the Institut für Kulturelle Teilhabeforschung (IKTf) and the Institute for Learning Innovation.

We are inviting proposals for hands-on workshops and panel presentations that present research findings or other direct evidence that informs effective policy and practice related to the following topics and questions:

  • How should we measure impact – on visitors, community and institutions?
  • What does it mean to be collaborative with one‘s community?
  • How can cultural institutions align their activities with BOTH mission and the needs of the community?
  • How do online experiences contribute to or distract from public value and relevance?
  • How does organizational culture influence community and societal relevance?
  • These questions, and many more are fundamental to the sustainable future of cultural institutions. Join us as we seek to understand and build the kind of relationships with our publics that our missions promise and that our futures demand. 

Guidelines for Proposals

You may submit an individual presentation, or choose to organize a panel of 3 speakers. To be considered for inclusion in the Conference, individuals or panels should submit an abstract in English of no more than 250 words (individual presenter) 31st October 2021.

The conference organizers will select interesting and innovative session proposals and presentations, possibly bringing related topics together for a panel discussion.Successful candidates must be committed to attending the whole conference. Again, please note that all presentations must be in ENGLISH, and not more than 12 minutes in length. For selected presentations and workshops a written paper (or power point presentation) is to be emailed to the conference coordinator at least 4 weeks before the start of the conference, on or before 25 March 2022.


IKTf (Communications) Betina-Ulrike Thamm
ILI (Deputy Director and Director of Professional Learning) Judith Koke