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Culture Geek was started by the team behind MuseumNext. With that event we’d built a community around the digital side of museums, but we were curious of what the wider cultural sector could learn from coming together to share best practice and inspiration.

The first Culture Geek event took place at the Barbican in London in 2012 with speakers from Cirque du Soleil, BBC, Tate, Sydney Festival, Doha Film Festival and Royal Opera House.

The feedback was very positive with one delegate saying that the conference filled a gap by bringing together people from very different cultural institutions.

Culture Geek continued to take place each spring in London, with speakers joining us from some of the world’s best known cultural destinations. Our audience too became more international with many European cultural professionals taking the chance to visit London each June for the conference.

In 2020 the Covid pandemic hit Culture Geek, and we switched to an online format.

By bringing the conference live from our speakers homes around the world we brought together the Culture Geek community for some inspiration and positive thinking while the world was in lockdown.

In 2021 we relaunched the Culture Geek website as an online magazine, giving us a platform to share inspiration and actionable insight all year round.

And with the world still challenged by Covid-19 our 2021 conference will also take place online. This has given us the opportunity to expand the programme from one to three days and we’ll be sharing the ideas and insight of more than 50 speakers.