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Headlines of Change: The Smithsonian's Emerging Web and New Media Strategy

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Headlines of Change: The Smithsonian's Emerging Web and New Media Strategy


7:00 PM Check in and networking
7:30 PM Presentation begins
8:30 PM Q+A and more networking

In 2007 the Smithsonian Institution began work on a first-ever comprehensive Web and New Media Strategy. This presentation describes the strategy-planning process, current status and direction, and a vision for the digital future of the Institution's 28 museums and research centers.

Michael Edson is the Director of Web and New Media Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution. He has been involved in practically every aspect of technology and new media at the Smithsonian, including digitization, public access to collections, networking, place-of-business applications, programming, project management, multimedia design and production, mobile platforms, Web and data strategy, and citizen-created content. Michael was the founding director of the Smithsonian's first blog, Eye Level ( ).

Previously, Michael was the Chief of Information Technology and New Media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Head of Information Technology at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art. Michael has a BA from Wesleyan University. He is online a little at .

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