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MCN 2016 Sessions – A public/private partnership: Building a new type of museum app

A public/private partnership: Building a new type of museum app Wednesday, November 2, 2016 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Session Leader: Keir Winesmith, Head of Web + Digital Platforms, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Co-Presenter: Andrew Mason, Co-Founder, Detour Developed in partnership with local startup Detour, the SFMOMA app features a new breed of…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – The Intersections of Social Media, Race, and Social Justice for Programming

  The Intersections of Social Media, Race, and Social Justice for Programming Wednesday, November 2, 2016 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Session Leader: Lanae Spruce, Digital Engagement Specialist, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture Co-Presenter: Deirdre Cross, Public Program Coordinator, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture As protests broke…

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Join MCN’s New Mentorship Program and Celebrate #MCN50

  Mentoring is an important cornerstone of career advancement as it fosters professional growth and builds peer relationships among both mentors and mentees.  Whether you are new to the field or a senior museum professional, and you would like to engage in candid discussions about career aspirations, challenges, and concerns, we encourage you to complete this application before…

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#MCN2017 Program Committee: We Want You!

At your institution… Do you design beautiful digital publications or geek out on microcontrollers and circuits? We want you. Do you get your kicks from collaborating through interpretive media or crunching data to inform your museum’s digital strategy? We want you. Do you work in a department 2 or 200? We want you. The MCN2017…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – Building an Innovative In-House App: Collaboration, Evaluation, Iteration

Building an Innovative In-House App: Collaboration, Evaluation, & Iteration Wednesday, November 2, 2016 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Speaker: Miranda Kerr, Manager of Digital Learning, Shedd Aquarium Designing and building an in-house app involves collaboration across departments, creativity in prototyping, and a commitment to evaluation to ensure the goals of the learning experience are being…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – Building Tools, Building Community: NEH Funding for Digital Projects

Building Tools, Building Community: NEH Funding for Digital Projects Wednesday, November 2, 2016 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Session Leader: Perry Collins, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities Co-Presenter: Phil Sager, Digital Projects Developer, Ohio History Connection Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Venditto, Project Manager, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota Co-Presenter: Jason Wesaw, Tribal…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – Creating Anti-Oppressive Spaces On-line

  Creating Anti-Oppressive Spaces On-line Wednesday, November 2, 2016 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Session Leader: NIkhil Trivedi, Senior Systems Analyst, A museum in Chicago Co-Presenter: Sina Bahram, President, Prime Access Consulting Co-Presenter: Eric Gardner, Digital Publications Developer, Getty Museum Speaker: Trish Oxford, Principal Technologist, Trish Oxford Media Does your sign-up form reinforce binary notions…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – Creating a Culture of Innovation

  Creating a Culture of Innovation Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Speaker: Jessica Suess, Digital Partnership Manager, Oxford University Museums Museums are facing significant challenges in the current, fast changing environment: digital is revolutionising the way individuals engage with the world, the demographic make-up of society is undergoing a significant shift,…

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Your 2017 SIG Chairs

Between December 1st – 15th we held the second annual SIG Chair elections. The voter turn out was impressive, which shows that our SIGs are an important part of the MCN community. Strong SIGs foster discussion and collaboration among colleagues and this is at the heart of what MCN does. Not part of a SIG?…

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Pronoun stickers at MCN 2016

Guest post by Nikhil Trivedi At MCN this year we had pronoun stickers (along with lots of other fun stickers!) that attendees could optionally add to their name badges. I’d like to share some background of this sort of thing at conferences, what sort of thinking went around our stickers, and how I had them…

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Call for MCN Program Co-Chair 2017 & 2018

MCN Program Co-Chair 2017 & 2018 Position Title: Program Co-Chair Period: 2 years Start: Mid-December 2016 Commitment: 2-5 hours/week throughout the year, increasing as the conference nears; full time during the conference. Available one weekend in February/March for a site visit to that year’s conference location (paid for by MCN). Compensation: Program Co-Chair is a…

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My first MCN event, not my last!

Guest post by MCN 2016 Scholar, Andrea Ledesma I’d have been crazy to turn down a week in New Orleans. And, when that week promises days filled with talks of museums, tech, and a little karaoke…well, I packed my bags as early as June. This November, I attended MCN 2016 as an MCN Scholar. I…

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