Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Future of Museums Virtual Conference Thursday - Instructions and Final Notes


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Our Future of Museums Conference is this Thursday, July 24th! Our free, collaborative global conversation about technology, museums, and the future will be held from 9:30am - 5pm US-Eastern Time. The conference will feature the keynote speakers and crowdsourced sessions, which are listed in the current conference schedule below. We hope you will join us for some or all of the day’s sessions. Go to http://www.futureofmuseums.com for the hour-by-hour schedule in your own time zone and links to attend each session.

We’ve made a sign you can put on your office door / your cubicle / your desk! It tells people that while you might look like you are sitting there, you’re actually far away attending the event virtually and they should pretend you’re not there and can’t be interrupted. :)

Please help us promote this event. Sample tweets and blog posts are at the bottom of this email. Thank you in advance for your continued support--you help keep these types of events free! Attendees can expect to learn best practices to implement in their museums, and will hear real-world examples of innovative practices in the field. Conference strands are focused on four main themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition by New Media Consortium: Bring Your Own Device, Location-Based Services, Crowdsourcing, and Makerspaces. Curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators are encouraged to present. We are looking forward to this fun event, and to your participation.

Seeking Volunteers and Sponsors. We could use some additional moderator-trained volunteers at 11am, 12pm, 2pm US Eastern Daylight Time. If you are available to help, email Amy Brinkley at amy@learningrevolution.com. And our conference doesn’t have any sponsors yet--not uncommon for one of our first-time events, but we’d love some financial support and to give someone some visibility at the conference and in the recordings. There’s still time!

Please also consider attending our future of museums “twin” event on Wednesday, July 23rd. The NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Museums is an exclusive symposium for curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators. While our event is free and open to the public this limited-space and fee-based event, engage with panels on these topics and help shape the conversation – get your burning questions answered! More information at go.nmc.org/future-museums.

See you online!

Steve

Steve Hargadon
Founder and Co-Chair
http://www.learningrevolution.com

SCHEDULE (US-Eastern Daylight Time Version)

9:30am  
  • Conference Welcome
10:00am
  • OPENING KEYNOTE: Elizabeth Merritt
11:00am
  • KEYNOTE: Barry Joseph on "Murder at the Museum"
  • Museums Without Walls: Delivering Virtual Museum Talks as an Outreach Program - Raymond Pun, Reference and Research Services Librarian
  • The Witte Museum's H-E-B Body Adventure: Transforming health through full-body experience via technology & civic engagement with metric outcomes - Bryan Bayles, PhD, MPH Curator of Anthropology & Health
12:00pm
  • KEYNOTE: Suse Cairns & Jeffrey Inscho
  • iBeacons: Creating Rich, Location-Aware Technologies to Enhance Museum Experiences - Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education
  • Infinite Art - Denise Jones, Director of Enterprise User Relations
1:00pm
  • KEYNOTE: Holly Witchey on "Intergenerosity/HELP them eat cake!"
2:00pm
  • KEYNOTE: Lath Carlson on "Museums 3.0 - Museum as Resource"
  • Creating an Historic Site for Southern Cotton Pickers - C.Sade Turnipseed
3:00pm
  • Virtual Museums in a Multi-Participant Online Platform - Joe Rigby
  • Museum Open House: Museums Collaborating with Community Access Cable Television - Jay Sugarman
4:00pm
  • CLOSING KEYNOTE: Alex Freeman

HELP US PROMOTE!

FUTURE OF MUSEUMS - July 24, 2014
www.futureofmuseums.com
Logo http://futureofmuseums.com/page/promotion
Flyer https://www.smore.com/93sp1
Hashtag #Museums14

Sample Tweets
  • Join the free, online #museums14: technology, museums, and the future - July 24 #musetech #museumed #mpossible http://ow.ly/yjmUp
  • Twin #musetech events: July 23 w/@NMCorg http://ow.ly/yjpFa & July 24 w/@learnrevproject http://ow.ly/yjpGi #museums14 #museumed

Sample Post
  • The New Media Consortium and LearningRevolution.com announce twin events about the future of museums on July 23rd & 24th. Both events are focused on four main themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition: Bring Your Own Device, Location-Based Services, Crowdsourcing, and Makerspaces. July 23rd - The NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Museums is an exclusive symposium for you, the curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators. In this limited-space event, engage with panels on these topics and help shape the conversation – get your burning questions answered! July 24th - LearningRevolution.com is hosting the free, online Future of Museums Conference, a collaborative global conversation about technology, museums, and the future. This event will be held from 9:30am - 5pm US-Eastern Time, and will feature keynote speakers and crowdsourced presentations by your peers. Attendees can expect to learn best practices to implement in their museums, and will hear real-world examples of innovative practices in the field. Curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators are encouraged to present. We are looking forward to these fun events, and to your participation. More information at go.nmc.org/future-museums and www.futureofmuseums.com.

Alex Freeman
Conference Co-Chair
New Media Consortium
Elizabeth Merritt
Conference Co-Chair
Center for the Future of Museums
American Alliance of Museums
Steve Hargadon
Founder and Co-Chair
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