2014 NMC Summer Conference > Conference Program

We love to change it up to stay on the cutting edge. The 2014 NMC Summer Conference has a new schedule! The conference will begin on Tuesday, June 17 with the Preconference Workshops and Opening Reception and close at 5 pm on Thursday, June 19.

The 2014 NMC Summer Conference will offer attendees an extensive range of sessions and activities:

Preconference Workshops
The conference will be preceded by half-day and full-day Preconference Workshops. These extended length workshops enable attendees to explore a topic in-depth or participate in hands-on training with a variety of emerging technologies. All workshops require advance registration and a special fee in addition to the normal Summer Conference registration fees.

Breakout Sessions
The 2014 NMC Summer Conference will offer more than 50 breakout sessions, each 60 minutes in length with 10-15 minutes for Q&A at the end. Sessions will include presentations and panel discussions. 

Conference Session Pathways
This year's program focuses on six key session pathways that include:

3D Printing and Making
Data Visualization Technologies
Digital Strategies
Games and Gamification
Learning Technologies
Media Production
Social Media Technologies

Five Minutes of Fame
The Five Minutes of Fame will be held in a general session on Wednesday, June 18. In this fast-paced crowd favorite, selected participants will have only five minutes to showcase their remarkable ideas and stories -- and if they run out of time, a gong will signal that their Five Minutes of Fame are up! This unusual session is fast, fun, and a great overview of some of the outstanding work taking place across the NMC community.

Idea Lab
The Idea Lab is the next evolution of the poster session.  It is a place where the poster is a form of artistic expression -- whether digital, analog, or hybrid; a place where ideas are not only shared, but born; and a place for rich one-on-one discussions around new concepts and ideas. Share your ideas, projects, research and more. The exhibits will undoubtedly reflect the diverse interests in our community. Participants and attendees are encouraged to learn and generate new ideas through tinkering, fun, questioning, experimentation, and play. Peer judges will evaluate the entries, looking for the freshest and most creative presentations and ideas.  Winners will be announced at the end of the session. 

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The Edward and Betty Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA) provides timely, succinct and practical knowledge about emerging technologies that museums can use to advance their missions.
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