WebWise Conference

Co-Director, 2011-14 , WebWise Conference http://imlswebwise.org,
Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services (contract)

Institute of Museum and Library Service’s signature conference on technologies for museums and libraries that combines panels, working groups, demonstrations, and unconference sessions.

webwiseCo-authored contract proposals in 2012 and 2013, which included a re-imagining of the conference by redesigning specific elements of program in response to feedback from IMLS and conference participants. I worked closely with Dr. Lisa Rhody and Dr. Sharon Leon to plan and schedule workshops, plenary panels, keynote speakers, project demonstrations, and project incubator sessions relevant to the practice of library, archive, and museum professionals. We also resdesigned the conference website and included a new aggregated publication, WebWiseNow, http://imlswebwise.org/wwnow/, to assist library, archive, and museum professionals in keeping up with the latest digital developments in the field. Led the planning and implementation of an unconference, WiseCamp, during two of the three conferences with individual unfamiliar with the unconference format. Together with the program committee, assessed and reviewed participant feedback each year.