April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California


MW2007 featured many different opportunities to meet– and learn from– professional peers and to build your personal network.

There were Pre-conference Tours, the Welcome Reception, Exhibitors' Reception, Birds of a Feather Breakfast, the Conference Reception and the Closing Reception.

There were formal Sessions and less formal Interactions throughout the conference; Pre-Conference Workshops on April 11, 2007 offered more structured learning environments.

Social Events

Throughout MW2007 there were social events, to make sure that everyone gets connected with other attendees.

Workshop Lunch
Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

workshop Lunch During the pre-conference workshops registrants sit down for lunch to talk about what they've learned.

Welcome Reception – San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

mw2006 reception The evening after the pre-conference workshops and before the first full day of sessions, Museums and the Web 2007 kicks off with a Welcome Reception at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Sponsored by Gallery Systems.
Conference Badge Required. Pick up your conference credentials at the Westin St. Francis, before the reception.

Exhibitors' Reception – Exhibit Hall, Westin St. Francis
Thursday, April 12, 2007, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

exhibits reception 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 Friday, April 13, 2007

Birds of a Feather Breakfast – Westin St. Francis
Friday, April 13, 2007, 7:30 – 9:00 am

Discussions On the morning of April 13, 2007 colleagues get together to talk about topics of common interest. Each table will be devoted to discussion on a theme proposed by attendees. To suggest a table topic, leave a message in the on-line discussion, or contact

Conference Reception – The Exploratorium
Friday, April 13, 2007, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

exploratorium Directly after the Best of the Web awards, MW2007 delegates head out for an evening exploring interactive art and science, in a festive and convivial atmosphere at the Exploratorium.

Closing Reception – de Young Museum,
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Saturday, April 14, 2007, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

de Young Museum We'll close MW2007 with a gathering at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's new Herzog & de Meuron designed de Young museum, celebrating our accomplishments and making plans for next year.
Sponsored by Antenna Audio.

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.

Pre-Conference Tours

The day before the Pre-Conference Workshops, cultural and educational institutions and multimedia developers in the San Francisco Bay-area team up to provide attendees at MW2007 with behind-the-scenes tours of some of the most interesting new media programs around. Tours are a great chance to share experiences with other delegates in an informal environment. Take a Pre-Conference Tour on April 10, 2007.

Tours require separate advance registration. Space is limited. Conference Registration required. All tours are now full .

  Museums of San Jose [FULL]
Visit the museums of San Jose, including the Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose Museum of Art and the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. Discussions will focus on new media and interactive technologies.

UC Berkeley Tour [FULL]
Spend the day on the University of California, Berkeley Campus, and visit the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and The Bancroft Library. Highlights will include archival and collection imaging, and digital special collection projects.

  Museums of San Francisco [FULL]
The museums of San Francisco, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Exploratorium and the de Young Museum will host a behind-the-scenes tour of their multimedia facilities and programs.
Tour Logistics
Confirmed tour registrants will receive Joining Instructions by e-mail. Tours leave from the hotel lobby, at the announced time. Please be prompt. Lunch is included with all tours.