MCN Scholars to Share Their Conference Experiences

Each year, MCN offers scholarships to qualified applicants from the cultural sector to attend the annual conference. The scholarship includes free registration and hotel stay for the duration of the conference, participation in a free workshop, and a stipend to defray travel costs. Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and provide the recipients with valuable career-building and networking experiences.

This year we received over 130 applications from over 35 U.S. states and 13 countries, making it extremely difficult to narrow down to just 15 awardees. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to assist MCN in sharing their conference experiences with the wider cultural sector by capturing important ideas and themes that they see develop during sessions and events. Stay tuned for blog posts and #MCN2015 tweets for insights from this year’s scholarship recipients:

Tracey Berg-Fulton, Database Associate, Carnegie Museum of Art Collections

Daniel Caulfield-Sriklad, Fulbright Visiting Researcher, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University

Laura Hoffman, Manager of Digital Engagement, National Museum of Women in the Arts

Mikkel Kirkedahl Nielsen, Curator, Sydvestjyske Museer Museumsinspektør

Nicole Lovenjak, Library Practicum, Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, The Banff Centre

Samip Mallick, Executive Director, SAADA

Diana Marques, Digital Media PhD Candidate & Doctoral Fellow, College of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal &
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Hana Maruyama, Multimedia Producer, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Lesley Parilla, Field Book Project cataloger, Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Phillippa Pitts, Associate Educator for Gallery Learning, Portland Museum of Art

Rachel Ropeik, Manager of Public Engagement / Teacher Services Coordinator,
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Brooklyn Museum

Cristina Salvador, Collections Manager, Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG)

Jessica Suess, Digital Partnership Officer, Oxford University Museums (UK)

Jocelyn Wehr, Digitization Services Coordinator, University of Kansas

Shari Winard, Social Media Coordinator, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum


#MCN2015 Proposal Selections by May 31

Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal for the MCN 2015 conference in Minneapolis, MN Nov 4-7. The Program Committee has already begun reviewing abstracts and will let authors know if their proposal was selected by May 31.


MCN 2014 Recordings On YouTube

If you weren’t able to join us in Dallas for the MCN 2014 Conference, want to hear those great sessions you missed, or just want to relive every exciting moment, check out the recordings of MCN 2014 sessions on our YouTube Channel. Full video is available for each Ignite MCN presentation and our wonderful Keynote speaker, Lance Weiler. Sessions are available as audio recordings with synchronized slides. More sessions will continue to be added, so check back!


Welcome to Dallas!

Welcome to Dallas, MCN 2014 attendees! If you’re looking for local restaurants, museums, or things to see, here is a handy map:

Workshops begin today. Please note that the following workshops have moved to State Room: Making Pixels with OSCI Toolkit and Vine Vs. Instagram: Throwdown! Hotel maps are located by the elevators and most rooms are on the terrace or banquet level.

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