MCN 2016 - November 1-4, 2014, New Orleans, LA
Although originally founded in 1967, MCN's first annual conference started in 1972. That makes 2016, MCN's 44th Annual Conference! which
MCN 2016 will take place in New Orleans' charming French Quarter at the J. W. Marriott New Orleans. Rooms will be available at a special conference rate of $199 per night. Tours and evening events will provide opportunities to explore the city and local museums. Registration will open on this site on July 1, 2016.
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.
Submissions on any topic are welcome, but some specific topics we’d like to address this year include:
- collaboration, community
- diversity (in all its forms), inclusion, accessibility, agency
- change, innovation, experimentation
- new business models, leadership, strategy
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: April 1-30
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: April 1-30
VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS: April 1-30
Early bird: July 1-31
Standard registration: August 1-October 28
Workshops and tours: Tuesday, November 1
Conference sessions & events: Wednesday-Friday November 2-4