By James G. Leventhal and David Porter
Click here to viewDavid Porter at #MCN2009 Talking about #wma09David Porter's presentation to the Museum Computer Network annual meeting in Portland this past Friday. THANK YOU, MCN for inviting WMA to be a part! The following questions were asked:
- Describe the purpose, size, and topical scope of the conference.
- Describe the attendees, making an attempt to capture their occupations, roles, ages, experience level, interests, and the extent to which they engage with each other.
- What were some of the highlights of the conference for you? Best sessions? Best conversations? Most interesting person you met? Feel free to describe the top sessions in as much detail as you'd like.
- What were some of the takeaways from the conference? Did you resolve to act on something you heard there? Did you share information about the conference with colleagues (either inside or outside of your institution)?
- What would you change about the conference, if you could? (Keep this positive. One or two ideas only: we don't want to alienate conference organizers from other meetings!)
- Was there a conference backchannel? Can you describe it? Did you participate in it?
- Would you attend again? How frequently?
- What was the cost of the conference (and of travel/lodging). Would you consider the conference good value for money?
And the other participants on the panel included:
TED - Nik Honeysett
CAA - Beth Harris and Steven Zucker
WebWise - Diane Zorich
SxSW - Paco Link
MW - Bruce Wyman
SI2.0 - Nancy Proctor
AAM - Douglas Hegley
AFTA - David Green
THATCamp - Beth Harris and Steven Zucker
Thanks for the invite, Susan Chun and MCN! This is such a great way for us all to keep up evaluative process as we maintain a rolling assessment of the value of "carbon-based conferences."