The conference about digital strategies in heritage

2 - 3 December 2013
De Doelen, Rotterdam

Practical information

When, where & how?

Welcome to DISH2013
As in 2009 and 2011 the DISH conference focuses on digital strategies for heritage institutions. Triggered by changes in society, heritage organisations face many challenges and need to make strategic decisions about their activities and services. The key aims of the DISH conference are inspiration, knowledge, skills, innovation and networking.

The themes of the DISH 2013 edition will be: Active Audiences, Business for Creative Industries and New Competencies. The first two themes are about new, strategic and profound forms of cooperation. From the first two themes the third theme naturally follows: which competencies are needed to support these new kinds of collaborations?

The program of DISH consists of small interactive sessions interspersed with inspiring keynotes talks. The conference will be a collaboration of the Europeana Annual General Meeting (Europeana Network members only) and the open for all DISH conference. See the full programme.

Chefs' tables
As well as keynote speeches and workshops, DISH2013 will introduce several ‘Chefs’ tables’, round table discussions on various topics related to the three conference themes. The Chefs’ tables offer a platform for an active sharing of ideas in which processes, collaboration, successes, problems, failures and learning points, are openly discussed. This format encourages increased sharing of ideas, networking and collaboration.

DISH2013 takes place from 2 to 3 December 2013 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Location will be De Doelen, a conference venue ( close to the Rotterdam Central Station.

Tickets and registration
Tickets are available via the DISH2013 Eventbrite page. Tickets are available for Day 1 (€75,- plus fee), Day 2 (€150 plus fee) and for the full conference (€225 plus fee). Discounted tickets are available for Europeana Network members (€115 plus fee).

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Do you want to stay over in Rotterdam? View a list of possible hotels below. In some cases, they offer a special DISH-rate. Note: DISH2013 is not responsible for the content of the hotel descriptions and prices.


DISH2013 will be held from 2-3 December 2013 at De Doelen in Rotterdam.

Kruisplein 40
3012 CC Rotterdam
The Netherlands

More information:

The conference DISH2013 is for everyone who make influence or decisions touching on the field of cultural heritage (directors and managers of heritage institutions, policy-makers, innovators and researchers). DISH enables participants to learn more about strategic decisions on all aspects of digital heritage, as well as about how their fellow participants are coping with strategy.

DISH2011 is organised by The New Institute, Europeana and the DEN Foundation, in partnership with the DISH2013 Programme Committee and the Advisory Board.

The Digital Heritage Conference (DE Conferentie) is the Dutch national conference on innovations in cultural heritage. DE Conferentie is a bi-annual event, organised by the DEN Foundation and The Netherlands Institute for Heritage. Every two years, the two organisations hold the international variant: Digital Strategies for Heritage (DISH).

There is definitely a chance of snow at that time of year:-)

Please contact for all your questions.

DISH Contact Info

The New Institute
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam The Netherlands
Call us: +31(0)10 4401 200

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