MCN hosts an annual conference bringing together cultural heritage professionals interested in advancing digital in their organizations. Attendees come from all areas of practice, from IT to digital outreach and visitor engagement, to collections, conservation, archival, libraries, curatorial, education, marketing, and more. Each conference features a variety of interactions and professional development opportunities.

Ignite MCN

The conference starts with a dynamic opening event, Ignite MCN, featuring thought-provoking presentations in an energetic and entertaining format. With imaginations ignited, attendees enjoy several days of hands-on workshops, sessions, and engaging discussions.


MCN Talks

Since 2011, MCN has recorded conference sessions and made them available on the MCN YouTube channel.  These recordings enable attendees to see all sessions they may have missed, and provide access to MCN sessions for those who cannot attend in person.

Sponsor Hall

The Sponsor Hall features some of the latest developments and products used in digital cultural heritage and an opportunity to meet vendors that specialize in serving the needs of our sector.

Receptions & Networking Events

Multiple evening events enable networking with like-minded professionals and a chance to visit local cultural heritage venues in the conference’s host city, which changes every year.

Banner photo by Neal Stimler