Since 2000, the WebWise conference brought together representatives of museums, libraries, archives, systems science, education, and other fields interested in the future of high-quality online content for inquiry and learning. This annual conference highlights recent research and innovations in digital technology, explores their potential impacts on library and museum services,  and promotes effective museum and library practices in the digital environment. It also provides recipients of technology-based grants from the Institute with an opportunity to showcase their exemplary projects.

Starting in the fall of 2015, IMLS will host a new annual conference, IMLS Focus Conference. The new conference will highlight IMLS priorities, showcase our grantees’ work, and explore the latest thinking in museums and libraries. Learn more about the IMLS Focus Conference.

WebWise 2014: Anchoring Communities
WebWise 2014 will take place February 10-12, 2014 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace in Baltimore, MD.

The two-and-a-half-day conference exploring digital technologies in museums and libraries will feature keynote speakers Nick Poole from Collections Trust and Mary Flanagan from Dartmouth University.

Previous WebWise Conferences

WebWise 2013: Putting the Learner at the Center
March 6-8, 2013

WebWise 2012: Tradition and Innovation
February 29-March 2, 2012

WebWise 2011: Libraries, Museums, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in Research, Education, and Practice
March 9-11, 2011

WebWise 2010: Imagining the Digital Future
March 3-5, 2010

WebWise 2009: Digital Debates
February 25-27, 2009

WebWise 2008: WebWise 2.0: The Power of Community
March 5-8, 2008

WebWise 2007: Stewardship in the Digital Age: Managing Museum and Library Collections for Preservation and Use
March 1-2, 2007

WebWise 2006: Inspiring Discovery, Unlocking Collections
February 15-17, 2006

WebWise 2005: Libraries and Museums in the Digital World
February 17-18, 2005

WebWise 2004: Sharing Digital Resources
March 2004