Museums and the Web is the largest international conference devoted to art, science, and natural and cultural heritage online. Since 1997 it has hosted 17 events for museum professionals in the USA and features annually the best and most ground-breaking digital work in museums around the world. Its proceedings, freely available online, represent one of the largest archives on digital innovation in the cultural sector, and serve as an important resource for professionals, students and others working with museums.
In 2012 Museums and the Web hosted its first conference in Asia as a special session of NODEM at City University Hong Kong. The 2nd Annual Museums and the Web Asia conference will be held December 9-12, 2013 in Hong Kong, China at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers. MWA2013 will include presentations by leading technologists and museum innovators from Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Middle East.
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is at the top of Kowloon’s Golden Mile – near the waterfront on the corner of Nathan Road and Salisbury Road – and is an easy walk to the subway and Star Ferry. MWA2013 has negotiated a special rate of 1900 Hong Kong Dollars or ~$245 US Dollars for conference attendees. Make your reservation here.
Early bird rates apply through August 31st, 2013 when you register for Museums and the Web Asia 2013.
Exhibitors looking to reach museum technologists from around the world are invited to sponsor, advertise, or reserve a space in the exhibit hall. Sponsors and Exhibitors may also propose an Exhibitor Insight session.(Note exhibit spaces are limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis).
We’re looking forward to seeing you in in Hong Kong, December 9-12, 2013!
Nancy & Rich
MWA2013 program co-chairs
We are delighted to announce that we have launched the Museums and the Web Asia 2013 website and opened the call for proposals for our 2nd Hong Kong conference which will be held Dec 9-12, 2013 at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers!
There are many ways to participate in Museums and the Web Asia:
Deadline 7 July (extended)
Offer a Pre-conference Workshop: Are you an expert in your field? Share your expertise by leading a half-day or full-day pre-conference workshop! Workshops are held the day before the conference begins and workshop leaders are compensated for their teaching. No written paper is required.
- Present a Formal Paper: Share your leading work in the field through a written paper (required, up to 5,000 words) and an oral presentation in a conference session (approx. 20 min. plus discussion). All formal papers are published on the Museums and the Web site, and selected papers are published in the eBook and printed proceedings of the conference.
- Teach a How-to Session (a one-hour workshop): You have one hour to demonstrate and teach a practical skill or best practices for a museum topic. A written version of your session (required, up to 2,500 words) will be published on the Museums and the Web site to serve as an on-going reference both for attendees of your session and others.
Deadline 31 July:
- Demonstrate your project and explain the designs and the decisions that went into it to colleagues in an exhibit-booth setting. Demonstrations are only open to museum professionals and projects created in a non-profit environment. Commercial organizations are invited to demonstrate their products and projects in Exhibitor Insights.
- Give a Lightning Talk, Pecha Kucha-style, in a 1.5 hour session that includes 6 lightning talks of 7 minutes each plus plenty of time for questions and discussion. Slides and recordings of the lightning talks will be published online, and presenters are invited to blog about their topics (up to 1,000 words) on the MWA site.
Deadline 31 October:
- Exhibit your commercial products and services in the Exhibit Hall (we have a very limited amount of slots for this and space will be assigned first come first serve) and as an exhibitor and vendor to museums, share your Exhibitor Insights on recent projects, new commercial products and best practices learned from working with organizations across the museum field and beyond. We are looking for engaging and innovative formats for the Exhibitor Insights, including “pechu kucha” style “parades” (see, for example, the MW2013 Mobile Parade), short workshops, and expert panels: send us suggestions for your presentation!
During the Conference:
- Participate in a “Birds of a Feather” round-table: lead the discussion or dip into several while enjoying breakfast with colleagues. Topics are proposed by participants during the MWA conference in the run-up to the breakfast.
- Be there: the best part of MWA is always meeting informally with some of the most creative and innovative museum professionals from around the world and enjoying the warmth and generosity of this community. Join us!
Local tours? Performances? Hack-a-thons? Maker Faires? Other interactions or services? Propose any other format of participation + explain how it works. We’re open to new ideas.
Submit your proposal here: http://mwa2013.museumsandtheweb.com/submit-proposal/
Please help us spread the word and recruit the best presenters and projects in Asia. We’ll be adding more sections to the website over time, and welcome any suggestions or questions you have that might help us improve the information online as we build it out.
Many thanks for your help! We look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong!
Rich Cherry & Nancy Proctor
Co-chairs, Museums and the Web Asia