April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


Get an overview of MW2009 activities day by day, or see Key Dates for events leading up to the conference.

April 14-18, 2009
  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:00 am   Registration Registration Registration
8:30 am
9:00 am Tours Workshops Opening
Exhibit Hall
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am Conference
11:00 am
11:30 am Conference
12:00 pm
12:30 pm Regis-tration
1:00 pm
1:30 pm Workshops Conference Sessions Interactions
Exhibit Hall
Conference Sessions
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm unconference sessions Closing
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm   Registration Orientation Session Best of the Web Awards
5:30 pm  
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm

An Overview of MW2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Get a head-start on MW2009 with pre-conference tours. Take this chance to see behind-the scenes at local cultural institutions.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pre-Conference Workshops take place on Wednesday. Full and half day sessions offered by experts in the development and application of museum computing and Web technologies provide a chance to learn new skills. All workshop registrants are invited for lunch. Join your new MW2009 friends at the Welcome Reception on Wednesday night. Workshops on Wednesday require separate registration.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

MW2009 opens with a Plenary Session on Thursday. The day continues with concurrent theme-based conference sessions, and ends with a set of informal unconference sessions. Thursday wraps with the Exhibitors' Reception and the opening of the Exhibit Hall.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The middle day of the MW2009 conference offers something for everyone. The Exhibit Hall is open all day, offering a chance to review technologies and services that will help you build your museum's Web presence. Following a Birds of a Feather Breakfast, Mini-workshops, Professional Forums throughout the day address focused topics. The Crit Room offers live critique of museum Web design, and the Usability Lab illustrates methods of evaluating your Web site from a user's perspective, quickly and efficiently. Friday closes with the Best of the Web Awards, and then the Conference Reception.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The final day of MW2009 begins with Demonstrations of Web sites by museum professionals. Two Demonstration sessions, one right after the other, provide a great chance to see museum Web sites up close and ask questions about their goals, objectives and methods. Concurrent sessions on a theme follow. MW2009 wraps with a Closing Plenary.

See Key Dates for deadlines prior to the conference.