Museums and the Web offers many different opportunities to meet and learn from our peers. Join us at Pre-conference Tours, the Welcome Reception, Exhibitors' Reception, Birds of a Feather Breakfast and the Conference Reception (and gallery tour).
On March 30, 2004 - the day before the Pre-Conference Workshops- cultural institutions and multimedia developers in the Washington, DC area will team up to provide attendees at MW2004 a behind-the-scenes tours of some of the most interesting new media programs in the area. Tours are a great chance to share experiences with other delegates in an informal environment. Take a Pre-Conference Tour (or two) on March 30, 2004.
Each night during the MW2004 conference there will be a social event, to make sure that everyone gets connected with other attendees.
On March 31, 2004, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm (after the pre-conference workshops and before the first full day of sessions), Museums and the Web 2004 kicks off with a Welcome Reception at The Phillips Collection. One of Washington, D.C.'s best-loved museums, The Phillips Collection, America's first museum of modern art, opened in 1921 in the home of Duncan Phillips (1886-1966) in the Dupont Circle neighborhood that is now the center of Washington DC’s biggest restaurant district. MW2004 attendees are invited to tour the collections and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks before heading out to their choice of restaurants nearby. You'll all find an opportunity to meet new people and renew old acquaintances at the opening event of the conference.
On April 1, 2004, the Exhibitors' Reception will take place in the conference hotel. Attendees will be able to preview of the Exhibit Hall from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Designers and software firms at MW2004 invite all attendees to enjoy a progression of appetizers, a dinner food station and desserts, with a cash bar, and to visit stands highlighting new products and services. You will appreciate the opportunity to plan your return visit during the exhibit hours all day on April 2.
Colleagues will get together over coffee to discuss issues of interest. Each table at the breakfast will be devoted to discussion on a theme proposed by attendees. To suggest a topic, contact
On April 2, following the Best of the Web awards ceremony, buses will take MW2004 attendees to the Torpedo Factory Art Center, an artists cooperative in the heart of the 18th century city of Alexandria. A dozen commercial galleries in the Torpedo Factory Art Center and the surrounding blocks will host openings for MW2004 attendees, who can then take advantage of the Washington area's second largest concentration of excellent restaurants in downtown Alexandria.