Conferences

Museums and the Web runs an annual conference in North America and Asia and occasional “deep dives” to sites of digital innovation in the field. Throughout the year, we steward Communities of Practice and conversations about the topics of greatest interest and advanced research in the field documented on the Wiki.

MW meetings explore advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage. Formed by leading professionals from around the world, our community has been meeting since 1997. The products of our meetings and conversations – the MW proceedings, Best of the Web archives and discussion Forum – are an unparalleled resource for museum workers, technologists, students and researchers that now offers free access to over 1,000 papers and videos online and grows every year.

Who Comes to MW?

All kinds of people from around the world come to Museums and the Web. You will find webmasters, educators, curators, librarians, designers, managers, directors, scholars, consultants, programmers, analysts, publishers and developers from museums, galleries, libraries, science centers, and archives – as well as the companies, foundations and governments that support them – at Museums and the Web every year.

The MW Program

MW offers a range of professional learning opportunities, from plenary sessions to un-conference sessions, from formal papers to informal networking, from museum project demonstrations to commercial exhibits, from professional debates to lightning talks, from how-to sessions to crit rooms and the Best of the Web awards.

Upcoming Conferences

MW2019
April 02-06, 2019 Boston, MA, USA

MW2018
April 18-21, 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Past Conferences

MW2017
April 19-22, 2017 | Cleveland, OH, USA

MW2016
April 6-9, 2016 | Los Angeles, California, USA

MWA2015
October 5-9 | Melbourne, Australia

MW2015
April 8-11, 2015 | Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Palmer House

MWA2014
October 7-10, 2014 Daejeon & Seoul, South Korea
Daejeon Convention Center

MW2014
April 2-5, 2014 | Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

MWA2013
West meets East: Join the global network at Museums and the Web Asia in:

  • Hong Kong, December 8-12, 2013
  • Beijing, December 14-15, 2013

MW2013
April 17-20, 2013 | Portland, Oregon, USA
The Marriott Downtown Waterfront

MWA2012
December 5, 2012 | Hong Kong, China
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, CityU, Kowloon Tong

MW2012
April 11-14, 2012 | San Diego, California, USA
Sheraton Marina

MW2011
April 6-9, 2011 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Loews Philadelphia Hotel

MW2010
April 13-17, 2010 | Denver, Colorado, USA
Grand Hyatt

MW2009
April 14-18, 2009 | Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Hyatt Regency

MW2008
April 8-12, 2008 | Montréal, Québec, Canada
Hilton Bonaventure

MW2007
April 11-14, 2007 | San Francisco, California, USA
Westin St. Francis

MW2006
March 22 – 25, 2006 | Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Hyatt Regency

MW2005
April 13-17, 2005 | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hyatt Regency

MW2004
March 31-April 3, 2004 | Arlington, Virginia / Washington DC
Crystal Gateway Marriott

MW2003
March 19-22, 2003 | Charlotte, North Carolina

MW2002
April 17 – 20, 2002 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA

MW2001
March 14-17, 2001 | Seattle, Washington, USA

MW2000
April 16-19, 2000 | Minneapolis, MN, USA

MW1999
March 11-14, 1999 | New Orleans, LA, USA

MW1998
April 22-25, 1998 | Toronto, Canada

MW1997
March 16-19, 1997 | Los Angeles, California, USA

MW Archives

In 2012, MW founders David Bearman and Jennifer Trant passed the management of the MW Conferences to Rich Cherry, Nancy Proctor, Hiroko Kusano and Titus Bicknell. In the Archives you’ll find the MW Conference websites and community blogs from 1997-2012.

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