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Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

Museums and the Web 2011 (MW2011): Call For Participation

Museums and the Web 2011 will take place April 6-9, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

The MW program is built from the ground up, based on your suggestions. Proposals are encouraged on any topic related to museums creating, facilitating, delivering or participating in culture, science and heritage on-line – wherever the network may reach.


  • Demonstration Proposals are due December 31, 2010 (written paper optional)
  • Proposals were due September 30, 2010 for papers, workshops, mini-workshops + professional forums (written paper required by Jan. 31, 2011)
  • All accepted papers must be submitted in written form, according to the Guidelines, by January 31, 2011.

Make a Proposal

Download the Call for Participation (PDF).

Session Formats

Carefully choose the right presentation format for your proposal. Even the best ideas may be rejected if proposed for a less than appropriate presentation format. See the description of session formats for further details.

  • Paper in a Session
    Research results and case studies are usually presented in a formal sessions with other papers and discussion.
  • Demonstrations
    Recent implementations are often best shown in this intimate, face-to-face, format which ensures almost all delegates will see you, and have a chance to ask questions.
  • Workshops (full or half-day) or Mini-workshop (1hr)
    If you have something you can teach others, relating to methods or techniques, offer an interactive workshop.
  • Professional Forums
    This is the best way to engage colleagues in a debate around a topic of concern to the field or to explore an opportunity for collaboration
  • Exhibit Hall
    Commercial products and services are featured in the Exhibit Hall. See the Exhibitor Information Package (PDF).
  • Exhibitor Briefing
    Exhibitors of commercial products and services are offered the opportunity to give briefings on recent projects, along with exhibiting products.
  • Performances? Interactions? Services?
    Propose any other format of participation + explain how it works. We're open to new ideas.

Multiple Submissions

Please co-ordinate your proposals with your collaborators. Multiple proposals about the same project will not be accepted. Multiple submissions from the same person are rarely accepted

Session Proposals

Proposals for sessions should be submitted as individual papers with a covering note. Each paper will be reviewed individually. Full sessions are rarely accepted.

Proposal Submission

Submit your proposal using our on-line form.

Proposal Peer Review

MW2011 Program Committee and the MW2011 Co-Chairs will review all proposals (except Exhibitor Briefings) and make selections for the conference program.

The Program Committee will communicate its decision by email to the address(es) given in your proposal. Successful proposers must return the Speaker Acceptance Form (PDF).

Acceptance may be conditional upon refining the proposal, and may require the submission of a revised abstract. The Committee may judge that a different format is more appropriate for the proposed content, e.g. a Demonstration rather than a formal Paper, and offer an alternative slot in the program.

The results of the Program Committee's review will be communicated by November 30, 2010.

The decision of the MW2011 Program Committee is final.

Written Papers

Written papers are required for all presentation types except Demonstrations and Workshops (where they may be optionally submitted).

Papers are due January 31, 2011, and must follow the Guidelines for Papers.

Meeting Registration

All paper presenters are expected to register for the full MW2011 conference and pay the appropriate fees. See the Registration page for details.

Further Details?

For more information contact the MW2011 Conference Co-Chairs
David Bearman + Jennifer Trant, Archives & Museum Informatics

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