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Program

MCN2016: The Human-Centered Museum

Every year, MCN explores topics of relevance to museum practitioners working with, or affected by, digital media and technology. This year, MCN will focus on how museums can use technology to emphasize inclusion, accessibility, and agency, from a diverse range of perspectives. We are interested in how technology changes the nature of museum work, including its business models, staffing, and strategic plans.
Broadening our range of approaches and stakeholders has the benefit of making our institutions more robust, adaptable, and future-proof. Join new leaders here to highlight, unpack, and celebrate the institutional benefits of diversity.

Programs team using post-it notes to organize the confernece program
 

Session Types

Ignite Talk (5 Minutes, Tuesday, November 1)  

Ignite talks are fast-paced, energizing talks (20 slides auto-advancing every 15 seconds) that illustrate a single concept or idea. Ignite Speakers must be present for a Tuesday afternoon rehearsal as well as the opening night reception. 
Watch the MCN2015 Ignite Presentations
 

Case Study (10 Minutes, plus discussion)

Case studies are short-form presentations that demonstrate one specific project (complete or in-progress). Audiences should take away concrete ideas/models that can be applied to other institutions. Presenters have 10 minutes to give an overview of the project, before discussion with attendees.
 

Presentation (20 Minutes, plus discussion)

Presentations are explorations into specific concepts, often illustrated with examples and case studies from the field. They are typically 20 minutes of content, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. Two presentations are usually grouped together to create an hour-long thematic session.
 

Professional Forum (60 Minutes)

The Professional Forum allows you build a full hour-long panel in a format of your and your collaborator's choosing. Choose this option if you would like the maximum flexibility to choose your collaborators and formats.
 

Pre-conference Workshop (3.5 hours) 

Pre-conference Workshops are half-day interactive sessions held the day before the conference that provide hands-on learning and key learning opportunities. This is MCN’s premier in-depth learning opportunity, and attendees pay an additional fee to attend these sessions. If accepted, your workshop must meet minimum enrollment requirements before being added to the program.


Have questions? Email us at: program@mcn.edu
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