Attending

MuseWeb gathers cultural and heritage professionals from around the world to share the best in innovation in the sector.

Who attends? MW conferences draw a diverse group of participants from many different specialties in all types of museums, galleries, science centers, and other cultural and heritage institutions. What unites us is an interest in the use of technology to achieve our organizations’ missions and advance the field. For 2021, MuseWeb members will be provided with the opportunity tp participate online or in-person.

In order to attend MW21, whether online or in-person, you need to become a MuseWeb member. MuseWeb membership provides you with access to virtual events and archived material from previous conferences. An annual membership costs $120 and includes a $100 registration discount for the MW conference within your membership year, or $150 + shipping to include a copy of the MW21 proceedings. If you are a full time student, annual membership costs $60 and includes a $50 registration discount for the MW conference within your membership year, or $100 + shipping to include a copy of the MW21 proceedings. For group discounts, please contact accounts@museweb.net. Scholarships are available for those who have lost their livelihoods because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on scholarships, please email info@museweb.net with the subject heading “Scholarship COVID-19.”

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Training and orientation for attending MW21 Online

The Online portion of the conference will make use of a number of user-friendly platforms. Training and orientation TBA.

Attending MW21 Online FAQs

Do I have to login during the actual conference, or can I access sessions on my own time?
All MW21 Online sessions will be recorded and available in the MuseWeb members area after the conference.

How do I find sessions?
All MW21 Online sessions will be listed on the Program Page, which is searchable. Click on any given session title to find more details and the link to that live or recorded session.

Do I need special equipment or accounts with particular platforms to participate?
You will need a MuseWeb Membership to attend MW21 Online. You will be able to access MW21 Online from any current browser.

What’s the best way for me to get ready to participate? As a presenter or speaker, can I “practice” on the platform(s) you’re using ahead of time?
Yes, once the platforms are made available, speakers will have the opportunity to practice ahead of time.

Is there a way to “interact” with people, or is this a broadcast event?
You will be able to ask questions of presenters and other participants by voice and text.

Are there any “live” social events?

Yes. Dates and venues TBA.

Will there be tech support available if we’re having trouble?
Yes, a technical support volunteer will be on hand in every session.

Will transcriptions and/or video captioning be available?
Yes, CART transcription will be provided, and videos will be captioned.

Will sessions/presentations be available on mobile and tablet friendly?
Yes.

Are there any free events or sessions for people who want to try out the conference?
Yes, pre-conference tours TBA.