After moving a few million cells around our Program Team Google Sheets, the schedule for MCN 2018 is complete and will be going live soon. Here are a few highlights from this year’s program:
- In addition to three pre-conference tours and eight workshops, we have a new Tuesday offering—a pair of “MCN Field Trips,” combining a visit to a local artist’s space with a lively discussion of a conference-theme-related topic.
- For the second straight year we have several “other-format” sessions, including all-day drop-in teaching sites for DIY digital experiences and UX techniques, the return of group peer-mentoring with #MCNergy, and a laid-back Slow Looking space.
- There will be an unconference for Social Media and, this year, “Humanizing the Unconference,” with opportunities for impromptu attendee-driven sessions on the final day of MCN.
- Also on the conference’s final day, we have a block of sessions devoted to presentations by museum technologists from Denver-area institutions.
- Finally, our 11 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have each endorsed a conference session. Check them out!
- From Folders to Facets: Improving the DAM User Experience for Creative Types | DAM SIG
- Developing Process as Product in a Time of Change: Building the Miranda Digital Asset Platform at the Folger Shakespeare Library | IIIF SIG
- Strategies for Scale and Sustainability | Strategy SIG
- Toward a DAMS-driven Licensing Platform | IP SIG
- Modern IT Infrastructure for the Museum of Tomorrow | IT SIG
- DIY Digital Playground: A MuseTech Interpretive Media Resource and Skillshare Center | Educational and Interpretation SIG
- An Evaluative Practice: Embracing Unanticipated Findings in Evaluation | Data and Insights SIG
- From Request to Ingest: Creating ordering and tracking systems to make your museum imaging workflow work for you. | Digital Imaging SIG
- When Museums Came Out to Play: #MuseumSnowballFight and Enhancing Your Digital Personality Through Collaboration | Social Media SIG
- Pivoting to video: What museums can learn from media and journalism producers | Media and Production SIG
- UX Lounge | Human-Centered Design SIG
Thank you all your over 200 amazing, high-quality submissions. We can’t wait for you to see the results of the Program Committee’s reviews and our tetrising of the timetable.
The Program co-chairs
Adrienne Lalli Hills, Robert Weisberg, and Catherine Devine