Sponsor MCN 2020

What is MCN?

Founded in 1967, MCN (Museum Computer Network) is a membership-based professional association dedicated to growing the digital capacity of museum professionals by connecting them to ideas, information, opportunities, proven practices, and each other.

Who attends MCN?

The target audience of the conference is diverse and includes a wide range of museum professionals and related service providers. On average, over 600 professionals from a cross-section of the cultural sector representing art, history, science, and academic museums. A wide range of department expertise, including strategy, IT, digital marketing, UI/UX, curatorial, CRM, DAM, and digital humanities.

Graph of Attendee Experience Level: Emerging (<3 years) 17%, Mid-level (4-9 years) 43%, Advanced (>10 years) 40%

Why do attendees choose MCN?

Year after year, new and returning attendees choose MCN because of its range of forward-thinking technical topics that are grounded in relevant contextual conversations and a welcoming community. This is a conference of professionals who are not afraid to present challenges, happy to celebrate one another’s’ successes, and generous in sharing the nuts and bolts about their projects.

Why support MCN?

By sponsoring MCN, your organization will:

  • Show your alignment with the longest running museum tech conference in the sector.
  • Showcase your company’s innovative products and services while demonstrating your commitment to the field.
  • Join a network of professionals dedicated to advancing digital transformation in museums.
  • Meet and interact with the wide swatch of museum professionals, consultants, agencies, and other stakeholders.
  • Expand your reach with other like-minded organizations and brands who will be in attendance, sponsoring and otherwise supporting MCN 2020 VIRTUAL.
  • Strengthen your existing partnerships as well as encounter new clients during the conference
  • Provide professional development and networking opportunities for your staff who will be attending the conference.

Who supports MCN?

MCN relies on the generous support of sponsors to help sustain our growth and success. Past and current sponsors include Microsoft, Google, Axiell, CrowdRiff, Gallery Systems, Guru, Lucidea, Ideum, Dexibit, and dozens other businesses and organizations.

“MCN is always about the community: networking, seeing old friends, learning about new initiatives and ideas, connecting with other professionals, and possibly some future collaboration or business.”

MCN 2019 Attendee
"you'll be in good company... past sponsors include:" logos are pictured from Picturae, Gallery Systems, Culture Connect, Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies, Lucidae, Design for Context, Alley, madpixil, OPG, Ideum, Veevart, Aten, CrowdRiff, Piction, curia, raidious, keepthinking, netx, artstor, guru, axiell, zetcom, google arts and culture, dexibit, MailChimp, Digital Transitions, blackbaud, CLEANBOX, tessitura NETWORK, cogapp

“The stimulation for networking at MCN is astounding.”

2019 Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

MCN 2020 VIRTUAL Accessibility Sponsor $7,500 (Exclusive)

Take a stand to support accessibility resources throughout MCN 2020 VIRTUAL. Your sponsorship will support 15 hours of live CART (Communications Access Real-Time Translation) closed captioning sessions, including Ignite + Opening and Closing events + all recorded Presentation Panels.

  • Sponsor shout out during conference opening and closing remarks.
  • Logo & recognition on opening slides on all CART supported sessions.
  • Brand recognition on MCN website and MCN social media channels.
  • Dedicated Sponsor profile on MCN 2020 VIRTUAL online Program Schedule (SCHED). Profile includes: full color logo, ‘About’ field, email contact, website & video stream links.
  • Opportunity to host 30-minute ‘Sponsor Office Hours’ and/or ‘Sponsor Product Demo’ on your Zoom channel (or other platform) between 9am-12pm ET during the conference days.
  • One-year MCN Corporate Partner membership* (a $500 value) + recognition as “Founding Corporate Partner”.
  • Email contact list of Conference attendees.
  • Four MCN 2020 VIRTUAL complimentary registrations.

MCN 2020 VIRTUAL Ignite Sponsor $5,000 (Exclusive)

Align your brand with our signature kick off event, MCN Ignite, that showcases a series about rapid-fire talks from some of the most provocative and inspiring thinkers in the museum field.

  • Opportunity to show a 20-second Sponsor video and/or welcome attendees at the start of Ignite on Tuesday November 10, 2020.
  • Brand recognition on MCN website and MCN social media channels.
  • Dedicated Sponsor profile on MCN 2020 VIRTUAL online Program Schedule (SCHED). Profile includes: full color logo, ‘About’ field, email contact, website & video stream links.
  • Opportunity to host 30-minute ‘Sponsor Office Hours’ and/or ‘Sponsor Product Demo’ on your Zoom channel (or other platform) between 9am-12pm ET during the conference days.
  • One-year MCN Corporate Partner membership* (a $500 value) + recognition as “Founding Corporate Partner”.
  • Email contact list of Conference attendees.
  • Four MCN 2020 VIRTUAL complimentary registrations.

MCN 2020 VIRTUAL SIG Meetup Sponsor $1,200 (5 available)

Sponsor a one of our Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetup sessions that’s aligned with your brand.

  • Opportunity to show a 20-second Sponsor video and/or to welcome participants at the start of SIG Meetup.
  • Dedicated Sponsor profile on MCN 2020 VIRTUAL online Program Schedule (SCHED). Profile includes: full color logo, ‘About’ field, email contact, website & video stream links.
  • Opportunity to host 30-minute ‘Sponsor Office Hours’ and/or ‘Sponsor Product Demo’ on your Zoom channel (or other platform) between 9am-12pm ET during the conference days.
  • One-year MCN Corporate Partner membership* (a $500 value) + recognition as “Founding Corporate Partner”.
  • Email contact list of Conference attendees.
  • Two MCN 2020 VIRTUAL complimentary registrations.

*Corporate Partner memberships will start at launch of MCN online community portal (spring 2021)

MCN 2020 VIRTUAL Social Event Sponsor $800 (2 available)

Support a social networking event at the online conference, like Karaoke!

  • Opportunity to welcome attendees at the start of a scheduled Social Event.
  • Dedicated Sponsor profile on MCN 2020 VIRTUAL online Program Schedule (SCHED). Profile includes: full color logo, ‘About’ field, email contact, website & video stream links.
  • Opportunity to host 30-minute ‘Sponsor Office Hours’ and/or ‘Sponsor Product Demo’ on your Zoom channel (or other platform) between 9am-12pm ET during the conference days.
  • Email contact list of Conference attendees.
  • One MCN 2020 VIRTUAL complimentary registration.

MCN 2020 VIRTUAL Website Ad $500

Maximize your marketing plan by placing your banner ad on the busiest pages of MCN’s website through December 2020!

  • Link from the MCN’s site to your own.
  • A dedicated Sponsor profile on MCN 2020 VIRTUAL online Program Schedule (SCHED). Profile includes: full color logo, ‘About’ field, email contact, website & video stream links.
  • Ad Specs: 400 pixels wide x 400 pixels high, optimized for web in .jpg or .png format

MCN 2020 VIRTUAL Online Swag Bag $300

Be included in MCN 2020 VIRTUAL online swag bag. Promote coupon codes, discounts, codes for free books with purchase, whatever brings you value!

Have something else specific in mind?

The right fit is everything. In this new exciting format of an online conferences you might have another idea or these pre-packaged opportunities don’t necessarily meet your goals. Simply tell us what you’re looking to get out of the conference, give us your budget, and we’ll work with you to nail down the perfect sponsorship package.

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To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact:
Eric Longo, Executive Director
sponsorship@mcn.edu
888-211-1477 ext. 801