March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico


MW2006 features many different opportunities to meet – and learn from – professional peers and to build a personal network.

Join us at Pre-conference Tours, the Welcome Reception, the Birds of a Feather Lunch, Exhibitors' Reception, Birds of a Feather Breakfast, the Conference Reception and the closing Ideum Fiesta.

There are formal Sessions and less formal Interactions throughout the conference; Pre-Conference Workshops on March 22, 2006 offer more structured learning environments.

Pre-Conference Tours

The day before the Pre-Conference Workshops, cultural and educational institutions and multimedia developers in the Albuquerque area team up to provide attendees at MW2006 with behind-the-scenes tours of some of the most interesting new media programs in the area. Tours are a great chance to share experiences with other delegates in an informal environment. Take a Pre-Conference Tour on March 21, 2006.

Tours require separate advance registration. Space is limited. Conference Registration required. Day tours last all day and include lunch and transportation; those wishing to continue on the winery dinner and tour can do so from any day tour, or sign up for this tour on its own.

Albuquerque Museum Tour
Balloon Museum Gallery The museums of Albuquerque, including the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and the Balloon Museum will host back-room briefings and tours of their multimedia facilities and program. (9:00 am - 4:00 pm, lunch included; optional drop-off at the winery.)
Indian Pueblo Culture and History at Acoma Pueblo Tour (FULL)
pueblo on cliff We'll take a guided tour of the village of Sky City, claimed to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States, and the San Esté del Rey Mission, built between 1629 and 1640. Afterward, we'll visit the Pueblo's recently completed cultural center for a preview of the Pueblo's museum, scheduled to open in May 2006. A Pueblo-style lunch will be served at the cultural center café.
(9:00 am - 3:00 pm, lunch included). This tour is now full.
Museums of Santa Fe Tour
museum image Join a trip to Santa Fe, with visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, O'Keeffe Museum, and Palace of the Governors for briefings on some multimedia projects underway there.
(8:00 am - 6:00pm, lunch included; optional drop-off at the winery.)
Anasazi Fields Winery Dinner and Tour
wine bottle label Enjoy a buffet dinner and sunset tour of the Anasazi Fields Winery, which sits on the western edge of the old village of Placitas, New Mexico, between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Orchards and vineyards surrounding the winery are watered by a spring-fed irrigation system that dates back over a thousand years to a time when the Anasazi people farmed the Placitas Valley. Several samples will be offered during the meal, providing ample opportunity to experience Anasazi's unique handcrafted dry table wines produced from fruits and berries other than grapes. Unlike most "fruit wines", these wines are not sweet dessert wines. Their delicious dryness makes them the perfect accompaniment to any meal. These include Plum, Apricot, Peach and Raspberry wines crafted from local and other New Mexico fruits and berries. All wines are aged on oak for one to four years. The price of the tour includes one bottle of wine, dinner and tour.
Tour Logistics
Those on the Pueblo and Albuquerque Museum tours, may continue by bus to the winery. Others may join the bus at the hotel at 4:00pm. All attendees will be returned to the Hotel by bus after dinner. The bus from Santa Fe will get to the winery after the tour, but in time for dinner.

Social Events

Each night during the MW2006 conference there will be a social event, to make sure that everyone gets connected with other attendees.

Welcome Reception: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Museum of Natural History and Science The evening after the pre-conference workshops and before the first full day of sessions, Museums and the Web 2006 kicks off with a Welcome Reception at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

Birds of a Feather Lunch - Hyatt Regency
Thursday, March 23, 2006, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Discussions Start the meeting by meeting new people! Join others at lunch on March 23, in the first of two Birds of a Feather opportunities. Each table at lunch will be devoted to an area of responsibility. Join a group to identify common concerns, share tested solutions and make arrangements to meet with new found colleagues later in the week. To suggest a group, contact

Exhibitors' Reception - Exhibit Hall, Hyatt Regency
Thursday, March 23, 2006, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Exhibits Enjoy a three-hour reception sponsored by the Exhibitors. The Exhibit Hall features the most exciting new products and designs of the year, in the largest annual gathering of interactive multimedia museum products and services in the world. Make plans to revisit the booths that catch your eye; the Exhibit Hall is open all day on March 24, 2006.

Birds of a Feather Breakfast - Hyatt Regency
Friday, March 24, 2006, 7:30 - 9:00 am

Discussions On the morning of March 24, 2006, colleagues get together informally over coffee and continental breakfast to discuss issues of interest. Each table at the breakfast will be devoted to discussion on a theme proposed by attendees. To suggest a topic, contact

Conference Reception - The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
Friday, March 24, 2006, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Albuquerque Museum of Art Directly after the Best of the Web awards, buses will take MW2006 attendees to the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, for an evening exploring local culture and heritage, in a festive and convivial atmosphere.

Ideum New Mexican Fiesta - Ideum & Rancho de Corrales
Saturday, March 25, 2006, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Ideum Studios Ideum invites MW2006 attendees to tour their studio, taste authentic New Mexico cuisine, and listen to New Mexico music at the Ideum studio and the 200 year-old "Rancho de Corrales" and Territorial Saloon next door. (Ideum is located 25 minutes from Downtown Albuquerque on the way to Santa Fe). Transportation will be provided. Please

Stay In Touch – If You Must

Throughout the conference a room is set aside for you to check your e-mail, and for speakers to test their presentations. Please give speakers priority access to the computers provided. WiFi access is available throughout the hotel.