GEM Conference 2024 Bookings


At M Shed, Bristol:

We look forward to welcoming many of you at M Shed, Bristol on 11 – 13 September 2024.

You can choose to purchase individual day tickets to attend for a short time or go all out and come along for the full conference experience!

All in-person attendees of GEM Conference will benefit from the full programme of sessions each day and opportunities to network and share with colleagues from across the UK and beyond. If that isn’t enough to entice you, we’ll also be providing lunch and regular refreshments for each day of the conference you attend.

Those who book to join us for all three days of GEM Conference 2024 will also receive recordings of the main conference sessions to enjoy again later.

Please note that all conference ticket prices are exclusive of Eventbrite fees.

In-Person Conference Bookings

Ticket Type Standard Rate Early Bird Discount
GEM Members (One Day) £150 £135
GEM Members (Full Conference) £345 £312
Non-Members (One Day) £195 £176
Non-Members (Full Conference) £595 £535
Student/Unwaged (One Day) £105 £92
Student/Unwaged (Full Conference) £293 £262

Online Only:

We will be providing a hybrid conference experience, with main sessions (keynotes, panel discussions and members’ presentations)  live-streamed and recorded for participation with an online audience throughout all three days.

This online offer will seek to provide opportunities for connection, discussion and participation throughout the conference, with accessibility and inclusion at the forefront.

All Staff Institutional tickets are available for GEM Member organisations to purchase, for online-access only. This ticket enables an unlimited number of staff and volunteers from your organisation to attend as much of GEM Conference as they wish, at no extra cost.

Online Conference Bookings

Ticket Type Standard Rate Early Bird Discount
GEM Members £62 £56
Non-Members £93 £83
Student/Unwaged £52 £47
All Staff Institutional £375 £338

Conference Proposals

Call for conference proposals will open in the next few weeks. If you wish to contribute to the Conference as a presenter/workshop leader, please do not book a ticket yet. Conference presenters and workshop leaders will be entitled to receive a discount, so please wait until you hear from us regarding your proposal.

Payment by Invoice

We request that payments for GEM Conference tickets are made online via our Eventbrite portal. Under exceptional circumstances we are able to process a small number of payments by invoice, which must be arranged directly with the GEM Office. Please note that it could take up to five working days for the office to respond to your request.


At GEM we feel it is important to recognise that not everyone has equal access to careers and professional development opportunities in the museums and heritage sector. We’re also aware that for many in the sector, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought new challenges, financial difficulties, and in some cases redundancy.

GEM would like to offer a few bursary places for Conference 2024. We’d invite people who meet any of the following criteria, and would otherwise be unable to afford the cost of attending our conference, to apply for one of these limited spaces.

  • Early career professionals
  • Freelancers
  • Those who identify as belonging to Black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities.
  • Those who have experienced barriers to developing a career in museum education due to disability, LGBTQI+ identity, socio-economic background, caring responsibilities, or racial discrimination.

If you don’t meet any of this criteria but would still struggle to attend GEM Conference without a bursary place, please do apply anyway.

Please contact [email protected] with 200 words max explaining why a bursary place would benefit you.

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