There are many ways to participate in Museums and the Web Asia!
- 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). Formal papers must be presented by or co-authored with a museum professional; commercial firms are invited to present on their own in “Exhibitor Briefings” (see below). Papers should also analyze or review a topic across the museum field, including examples from more than one museum or project; if your proposal includes (or describes) a “case study” of a single museum project, it should be submitted as a demonstration. 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.
- Organize a panel: Propose 2-4 related presentations as a complete panel session in the conference program.
- Teach a How-to Session (a one-hour workshop): 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. This is the proposal type for “case studies” and descriptions of projects at a single museum. 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 Insights. Papers are optional for demonstrations, but strongly encouraged!
- Give a Lightning Talk, Pecha Kucha-style, 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 online, and presenters are invited to blog about their topics (up to 1,000 words) on the MWA site.
- Participate in a “Birds of a Feather” round-table: lead the discussion or dip into several while enjoying breakfast with colleagues. Topics are proposed by participants during the MWA conference in the run-up to the breakfast.
- Exhibit your commercial products and services in the Exhibit Hall.
- As an exhibitor and vendor to museums, share your Exhibitor Insights on recent projects, new commercial products and best practices learned from working with organizations across the museum field and beyond. We are looking for engaging and innovative formats for the Exhibitor Insights, including “pechu kucha” style “parades” (see, for example, the MW2013 Mobile Parade), short workshops, and expert panels: send us suggestions for your presentation!
- Be there: the best part of MWA is always meeting informally with some of the most creative and innovative museum professionals from around the world and enjoying the warmth and generosity of this community. Join us!
Local tours? Performances? Hack-a-thons? Maker Faires? Other interactions or services? Propose any other format of participation + explain how it works. We’re open to new ideas.