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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 2012 (MW2012): Register

MW is the largest international gathering of cultural and heritage technologists. 

Who attends?

Museums and the Web conferences draw a diverse group of participants from many different professional groups in all types of museums, galleries, science centers, and other cultural and heritage institutions. To get a sense of the group, see the list of Institutions Represented at MW2011

Logged in users can see the list of MW2011 delegates [registration and login requred]

Why come to MW2012? There are plenty of reasons: see the discussion.

MW2012 Registration Rates

All registration fees are in $US.

Conference: April 11-14, 2012 Including Receptions
Early (payment by January 15th) $600
Regular (payment by January 31, 2012 ) $650
Just in Time (payment by April 1, 2012) $700
On-site (payment after April 1, 2012, or at the conference) $800
Full Time Student (with valid student ID, payment by April 1, 2012) $350
Five or More Registrants from the Same Institution (registered at paid at the same time; see below) -$50 each
One Day (payment any time, includes no proceedings, one reception, no discounts) $350
Extras (not included with Conference Registration)  
Pre-Conference Workshop April 11, 2012 (Includes Lunch)  
Full Day $350
Half Day (either morning or afternoon) $175
Discount for two half day workshops -$25
Full day tour (includes lunch and transportation) $100
Event Tickets (Additional Tickets)  
Welcome Reception $50
Exhibitors' Reception $60
Conference Reception $75

NOTE: Registration Fees are based on the date payment is received (i.e. when credit card payment is validated or cheque is received) NOT on when the Registration Form is completed or mailed.

Leave yourself lead time for institutional processing of cheques to ensure the best possible rates.

Changing a Registration

You can add or remove items from your registration order prior to checking out by entering your order number and email on the online form. If you have checked out and wish to add items such as a workshop please create a new order. If you have alterations that need to be made to a completed order please email with details - an administration fee may apply.

Refunds, Cancellations and Transfers

Registration refundable before February 1, 2012, less a $75.00 handling fee, before March 1, 2012, less a $150 handling fee, before April 1 2012, less a $300 handling fee. Thereafter Registration cannot be refunded. Contact MW2012.

Registration may be transferred at any time before the conference, with advance notice. Contact MW2012.

Registration Discounts

All discounts are subject to verification by MW2012 staff.

Discounts cannot be combined.

No discounts or honorariums are offered on single day registration.

Author's Honorarium

All speakers must register for the full conference themselves and pay the appropriate fee.

Authors who submit a paper by the Deadline and following the Guidelines and who register before January 31, 2012 will receive a $150 honorarium, paid as a credit against their hotel bill at the Sheraton, San Diego.

No Honoraria will be paid to co-authors who do not register for the conference. No Honoraria are given to Program Participants who do not submit papers. No Honoraria will be given to Program Participants who register after January 31, 2012, who register for a single day, or who submit a late paper, even if they have an 'extension'.

Multiple Participant Discount

Five or more participants from the same institution, registered at the same time and paid together (i.e. sent together with a cheque, or registered one after another on-line and paid by credit card) will receive a discount of $50 per person. This will be confirmed by MW2012 staff upon receipt of group registration. This discount cannot be combined with any other. Contact MW2011 for further details.

Scholarships and Volunteers

Professionals from areas of need or small institutions are eligible for Scholarships. Applications open in December of 2011

Full-time students should consider Volunteering.

Location and Hotel Reservations

All MW2012 Sessions will be held at:

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina 1380 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, California 92101 Phone: (619) 291-2900 Fax: (619) 692-2337

MW2012 delegates must make their own hotel reservations at the Hotel and are responsible for payment of their own hotel costs.

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