MW2014 Program Call for Proposals

The MW2014 program is built from the ground up, based on your suggestions for sessions, papers and presentations. Proposals are encouraged on any topic related to museums creating, facilitating, delivering or participating in culture, science and heritage through networked technologies – wherever the network may reach.

There are more than a dozen ways to participate in Museums and the Web!

Contribute to MWX
Call for Papers: Curating Transformation / Transforming Curating Session: Forming part of MWX – Museums and the Web’s new exhibition initiative – this special session of the conference program invites professional and independent curators, researchers and graduate students to submit abstracts for written papers and presentations (approx. 20 min. plus discussion) on the topic of transformative practices involving museum studies, digital curating and curatorial practice. Full papers (required, up to 5,000 words) will be peer-reviewed and considered for publication in the eBook and printed proceedings of the conference, or included in a special issue of a scholarly journal (TBC).

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.

Lead a Professional Forum
Convene a one-hour discussion or debate about timely and critical topics of interest to the museum community. No written paper is required.

Teach a How-to Session
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.

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 Briefings.

Lightning Talk
Give a Lightning Talk 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 on the Museums and the Web site, and presenters are invited to blog about their topics (up to 1,000 words) on the MW site.

Propose and lead an Unconference Session
Topics are selected by attendees during the first day of the conference so the conversation can continue throughout our time together.

Nancy Proctor and Rich Cherry