Annual Conference

CECA Annual Conference

The annual conference is the highlight of the CECA year. It is held in a different place in the world each year and lasts several days which give the possibility of Study tours in the museums of the country considered. A call for contributions is usually launched two months before, and any member of CECA can propose an intervention. It is the committee that runs the conference for the year that sets the final program.

The annual CECA conference will be held in Leuven, Belgium from 25 to 29 October 2021.

This edition will focus on “Co-creation inside and outside the museum”.

An initiative of M Leuven, ICOM Belgium, KU Leuven, FARO and Bamm!
As a result of health uncertainties, the exact conditions under which this will take place are currently being defined.



The annual conference was to be held in 2020. Due to the world pandemic of COVID-19, the CECA Board decided, in agreement with our partners, that the conference would be maintained but postponed to 2021.
We are well aware of the disadvantage of holding the annual CECA conference in Europe for two consecutive years, the general conference being scheduled to take place in Prague in 2022. We felt that this could not be avoided.

These circumstances also oblige us to explore new ways: how to continue to exchange and share our knowledge and experience and how to draw interesting benefits for now and for the future.

In 2020, we initiated the establishment of Special Interest Groups to promote interactivity within the CECA network.
There are now several groups that you can join if you are interested. As there was no physical meeting of members in 2020, we have proposed alternative, digital means of sharing and discussing with the CECA community.
If you have suggestions yourself, please do not hesitate to share them with one of the board members.