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Museum and Mobile Online Conference Adds Hands-On Workshops

Create Compelling Content for Mobile Applications -- In-House! (October 19, 2011)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 10/19/11 -- The Museums and Mobile III Online Conference (MMIII) -- a global online professional networking and learning event for museum professionals -- brought to you by LearningTimes and Pocket Proof -- will take place, entirely over the Internet on October 24 to 26, 2011. The program now includes two pre-conference workshops focused on creating compelling and effective content -- using only your available "in-house" resources. The sessions are available as optional add-ons when you register for the MMIII online conference.

Script Writing for Mobile (October 24, 1:00pm EDT) is an opportunity to learn and debate with your peers the qualities of effective mobile content and to examine the process for developing it. This workshop will be lead by Stephanie Pau Associate Educator, Interpretation & Research, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York and Erica Gangsei Manager of Interpretive Media, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

Producing Amazing Audio Content In-House (October 24, 3:00pm EDT) is an online training session sharing practical guidance and skills for recording high-quality audio in-house. We'll explore how to choose the right equipment, record, edit, choose locations, voice talent, and share other production tips for making in-house production affordable and successful. Workshop Leader: Heather Marie Wells, Education Technology Coordinator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.

The online conference program on October 25th includes a stellar lineup of engaging and interactive case studies exploring the delivery and operation of mobile experiences. The sessions are designed to address project delivery, experience design, content production, technology solutions and operational requirements.


Participants will interact with an outstanding international lineup of museum professionals from a range of organizations, including: the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Stedelijk Museum, the Alaska Native Heritage Centre, and the Andy Warhol Museum.

Continue your exploration and discovery at the FREE Museums & Mobile Virtual Expo on October 26, 2011. The Virtual expo is a one-day, completely online trade show for museum professionals interested in deploying mobile experiences and creating mobile content. Providers will be live online in a unique Virtual Expo Hall to guide you through their products, services and case studies of successful mobile projects. Confirmed exhibitors include:

Presenting Exhibitors
Antenna International
OnCell Systems
Meridian
TourSphere
Tristan Interactive

Exhibitors
Acoustiguide
Art Processors
Earprint Productions
exhibit.ly
GuideOne
imagineear
Kanvasys
Media Combo
Tour Buddy
GVAM
Adlib Information Systems
D'Uva Workshop

Loic Tallon, founder of Pocket Proof, said: "We are excited to add these practical hands-on workshops to MMIII, led by very experienced colleagues in the museum world. The programs will focus on attaining new skills through critiques and discussion of the participants' real-life projects."

MMIII builds on the success of two prior conferences and the Museums & Mobile Survey -- an ongoing international research initiative that tracks the museum community's use of and ambitions for mobile technology tools.

Registration for MMIII is open and includes access to the online community, all live events, session recordings, materials and online discussions for six months. For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.museums-mobile.org.

Companies interested in taking part as an exhibitor in the MMIII Virtual Exhibit Hall can find details at http://www.museums-mobile.org/virtual-expo or contact Stuart Bowen at stuart@learningtimes.com.

About LearningTimes
LearningTimes provides tools and expertise to the world's most innovative organizations to create powerful interactive online learning experiences. More than 500 industry leaders like MIT, the Smithsonian Institution, Intuit, AASLH, AAM, and NASA, leverage the LearningTimes approach for webcasts, online conferences, professional development training and much more. Founded in 2002, LearningTimes is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco.

About Pocket Proof
Pocket Proof is a digital consultancy specializing in the design, development and evaluation of all types of mobile interpretation tools and handheld guides. Pocket Proof works with cultural institutions internationally in the strategy, design development, procurement and implementation of compelling and effective mobile user experiences. Clients include the National Museum of Qatar (Qatar), National Museums Scotland, Watts Gallery, Down House, English Heritage (UK), Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Abbey of Fontevraud (France), and Louvre Abu Dhabi (UAE).

For more information, contact John Walber at 888-222-9749 or info@learningtimes.com. Visit LearningTimes on the Web at http://www.learningtimes.com

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