Putting the Conference Theme into Practice
In keeping with the conference theme,“Anchoring Communities,” this year’s conference will continue to emphasize participant engagement, including sharing, learning, and connecting with colleagues and potential collaborators. To extend workshop offerings, WebWise has dropped it’s “pre-conference” day and extended the entire conference to last 2 and 1/2 days total. These changes allow participants to attend more workshops and enjoy a greater variety of session-types. This year’s conference offerings will include:
Workshops: Want to learn a new digital skill? Workshop offerings will respond directly to the interests and ideas of participants. Through the use of an online tool called IdeaScale, participants will have an opportunity to help shape the conference agenda by submitting workshop topics, voting on existing topics, and adding comments. Workshops may include how to participate in the Digital Public Library of America or ways to publish online collections. The topics will be up to you!
Project Demonstrations:Learn from current grant teams funded by IMLS, NEH, and other organizations in two 90-minute demonstration plenary-style sessions followed by a self-guided, question and discussion period with individual demonstrators.
WiseCamp Sessions: Participant-driven, these sessions will be proposed and organized in an unconference format and run by conference attendees. Participants may propose a variety of session types online prior to arrival. WiseCampers will then vote and devise a schedule together.
All in all, WebWise 2014 promises to be an active, engaging opportunity to learn, to share, and to develop actionable to-dos to implement at your home institution. We look forward to seeing you there.