Pre-conference Tours, Lunch during the pre-conference workshops, an Orientation Session for first time attendees, the Welcome Reception, Exhibitors' Reception, Birds of a Feather Lunch, and the Conference Reception were great chances for socialising.
The day before the Pre-Conference Workshops, local cultural and scientific institutions teamed up to provide attendees at MW2010 with behind-the-scenes tours of some of the most interesting new media programs around. Tours were a great chance to share experiences with other delegates in an informal environment.
MW2010 tours visited the Denver Museum of Art – focusing on current web, in-gallery and new media technology applications – and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Expedition Health Exhibit – one of the more technology intensive museum exhibits in the country, with interactive, media presentations, and 2 theaters. Participants met staff from both institutions.
Throughout MW2010 there were numerous social events – as well as lots of coffee breaks in the program – to make sure that everyone had a chance to connect with other attendees.
Pre-Conference Workshop Lunches
Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
During the pre-conference workshops registrants sat down for lunch to talk about what they've learned. All pre-conference workshop registrants, including those registered for half-days in the morning and/or afternoon, were invited to join the lunch.
An informal session designed to orient first-time attendees and help them get the most out of the conference took place on Wednesday. A few old hands explained how to make best use MW and answered questions. A buddy system was be available, to match up newcomers with people more experienced with shared interests.
A reception sponsored by the Exhibitors opened the Exhibit Hall. It featured new products, services, and designs, in a concentrated gathering of interactive multimedia museum vendors. The Exhibit Hall was open all day on Friday, April 16, 2010.
Birds of a Feather Tables – Grand Hyatt, Denver
Friday, April 16, 2010
8:00 – 10:00 am; 12:00 – 11:30 pm; 12:00 – 1:30; and 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Conference Reception – at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Friday, April 16, 2009, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MW2010 delegates headed out for an evening in a local museum. We celebrated the conference and cemented ties in our community, while exploring the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Stay in touch, if you must
Throughout the conference a room was set aside to check your e-mail, and for speakers to test their presentations. Speakers had priority access to the computers provided.
WiFi access was available throughout MW conference areas of the hotel.