Smithsonian 2.0 Conference 2009

A Gathering to Re-Imagine the Smithsonian in the Digital Age

As part of Secretary Wayne Clough’s strategic planning initiative, the Institution hosted “Smithsonian 2.0: A Gathering to Re-Imagine the Smithsonian in the Digital Age” –a two-day conference on Jan. 23 and 24, 2010 supported by the Smithsonian National Board. Smithsonian 2.0 brought more than 30 creative leaders from the Web, digital and new media worlds (chosen for their engagement of large audiences, including youth) to meet with a core group of Smithsonian staff to look at our vision, our challenges, and our current level of achievement in Web and new media.

Welcome from the Secretary

Dr. G. Wayne Clough, 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian, welcomes you to Smithsonian 2.0.

Visit his welcome letter and his video greeting.
MPG format (97 MB) | Windows Media format (7 MB)

Secretary G. Wayne Clough

Keynote Speakers

Bran Ferren
Principal
Applied Minds, Inc.

Clay Shirky
Author
Here Comes Everybody

George Oates

George Oates
Founder
Flickr Commons

Chris Anderson
Editor-in-Chief
Wired

Guests

Dave Asheim, President, Guide by Cell
James Bernard, Worldwide Director, Partners in Learning, Microsoft Corporation
Peter Brantley, Executive Director, Digital Library Federation
Mark A. Clements, Joseph M. Petitt Professor in Digital Signal Processing/Director, Interactive Media Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Daniel Cohen, Director, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
Rob Graziano, Client Solutions Manager, EMC
Josh Greenberg, Director, Digital Strategy and Scholarship, New York Public Library
Reggie Henry, Chief Technology Officer, ASAE & the Center for Association Leadership
Allen Hurff, Senior Vice President of Engineering, MySpace
Larry Irving, President, Irving Associates
Dr. Laurence F. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, New Media Consortium
Jeff Kanter, Associate Account Manager, Facebook
Chris Klaus, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Kaneva
Pete Kocks, Senior Vice President, AOL Video/CEO and Founder, Truveo, Inc.
Bob Kupbens, Vice President, Target.com
Alex Langshur, President, Public Insite
Kenny Lauer, Director, Digital Technologies, George P. Johnson
Colleen Macklin, Associate Professor, Communication Design and Technology/Director, PETLab, Parsons School of Design
Merrilea J. Mayo, Director, Kaufman Foundation/ Future of Learning Initiative
Chris Melissinos, Chief Gaming Officer, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Leo Mullen, Chief Executive Officer, Navigation Arts
Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project
David Recordon, Open Platforms Tech Lead, Six Apart
Derek Sivers, Founder, CD Baby
Sophia Stuart, Executive Director, Mobile, Hearst Digital Media Group, Hearst Magazines
Jeff Ubois, Director, Archiving & Access, Intelligent Television
Siebren Versteeg, artist

Schedule

Friday, January 23, 2009

Breakfast Buffet
8 a.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center

Welcome by Wayne Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Keynote:  Bran Ferren, principal of Applied Minds, Inc., “Re-Imagining the Smithsonian”

Q & A, Discussion
9 a.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center Auditorium

Web & New Media Fair
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center

Luncheon
12:30 p.m., National Museum of Natural History, Executive Conference Room

Introduction by Cristián Samper, director of the National Museum of Natural History
Keynote:  Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, “The Smithsonian’s Long Tail”

Q & A, Discussion
1 p.m., National Museum of Natural History, Executive Conference Room

Behind the Scenes Smithsonian Site Visits
a. National Museum of Natural History
b. National Museum of American History
c. Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery
d. Museum Support Center
e. National Museum of the American Indian, Cultural Resources Center

2 – 5 p.m.

Cocktails
Co-hosted with the Smithsonian National Board

6:30 p.m., National Museum of American History

Star-Spangled Banner Gallery will be open.
7:15 p.m., National Museum of American History

Dinner
Welcome by L. Hardwick “Hacker” Caldwell, III, chair of the Smithsonian’s National Board and Brent Glass, director of the National Museum of American History

7:45 p.m., National Museum of American History

Introduction by Richard Kurin, acting under secretary for history, art and culture, the Smithsonian Institution
Keynote:  George Oates, Founder, Flickr Commons, “Tagging the Smithsonian”

Q & A, Discussion
8:45 p.m., National Museum of American History

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Breakfast Buffet
8 a.m., National Museum of the American Indian

Introduction by Betsy Broun, director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Keynote:  Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, “The Smithsonian For Everyone”

Q & A, Discussion
9 a.m., National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater

Break-Out Sessions
a. Emerging Business Models
b. Audience and the Online Experience
c. Fostering a Culture of Innovation
d. Next Generation Learning

10 a.m. – 12 p.m., National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater & Conference Room

Luncheon
12 p.m., National Museum of the American Indian, Patrons Lounge
1:30 p.m., Buses Depart for Plenary Session

Plenary Session convened by Richard Kurin: What Should Smithsonian 2.0 Look Like?
Conclusion and thank you by Secretary Wayne Clough

2 – 4 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

Two-day Schedule (PDF)   |   Map & Directions

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