Our Featured Events

Just some of our upcoming events. Please join us!

Online Conference

Smithsonian – Symbols of Diplomacy: Practicing Diplomacy from Early America to the Present

Explore “Symbols of Diplomacy” that help shape our nation’s past and present diplomatic activities from inside the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State.

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Time:

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm EST

Location:

Smithsonian Conferences

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online Conference

Handheld Librarian 9 Online Conference

HHLib9: Encouraging Innovation and Technology, the top online tech conference for librarians, will feature inspiration and how to’s. Take part in sessions that share the wide range of insights and experiences that come with implementing technologies and programs to meet the needs of library users.

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Location:

nine.handheldlibrarian.org

Sponsor:

LearningTimes
Online Conference

Smithsonian - A Will of Their Own:
 Judith Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic

Explore women’s contributions in relation to the women’s rights movements from the late nineteenth century to today.

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Date:

March 13, 2013

Time:

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm EST

Location:

Smithsonian Conferences

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Online Conference

Smithsonian Online Conference: "From Where I Stand: Immigration/Migration Stories in the Classroom"

Explore the history and culture of U.S. immigration and migration through community stories, objects and experiences with Smithsonian curators and experts.

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Date:

May 8, 2013

Time:

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm EDT

Location:

Smithsonian Conferences

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Online Workshop

MCN Pro Online Workshop: ePublishing – What You Need To Know

The world of ePublishing is changing at a dizzying rate. What is it, where do you start, and how do you find out the latest developments? This workshop will have the answers!

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Date:

February 5, 2013

Time:

11:30 am - 2:00 pm EST

Location:

www.mcnpro.org

Sponsor:

MCN and LearningTimes
Online Conference

Museums & Mobile VI Online Conference

Join us for the sixth edition of our popular conference series for museum professionals as we explore developing a mobile web site, writing a mobile strategy, and more in this fast-moving field.

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Date:

March 19, 2013

Location:

www.museums-mobile.org

Sponsor:

LearningTimes and Pocket-Proof
Online Workshop

Museum Computer Network's "MCN Pro" WorkShop Series 1

Some of the best and brightest from the MCN Community will share their experience, skills and knowledge in an ongoing series of how-to workshops.

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Date:

Series Continues February 5, 2013

Location:

www.mcnpro.org

Sponsor:

MCN and LearningTimes
Online Conference

Museums & Mobile V Online Conference

Please join us for the fifth edition of our popular series for museum professionals. Meet and interact online with colleagues working in mobile interpretation from around the globe and walk away with practical knowledge you can put to use immediately at your institution.

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Date:

October 23, 2012

Location:

www.museums-mobile.org

Sponsor:

LearningTimes and Pocket-Proof
Online Conference

Smithsonian's National Youth Summit: Dust Bowl

The National Youth Summit brings middle and high school students together with scholars, teachers, policy experts and activists in a national conversation about important events in America’s past that impact the nation’s present and future.

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Date:

October 17, 2012

Location:

nys.smithsonianconference.org

Sponsor:

Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Online Conference

Handheld Librarian 7 Online Conference

Handheld Librarian 7 will include talks on ebooks, location-based social networking, lending devices, reference and mobile technologies impacting society - by librarians for librarians.

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Date:

August 15-16, 2012

Location:

www.handheldlibrarian.org

Sponsor:

LearningTimes
Webinar

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum: Inquiry Science Webinar

The National Air and Space Museum will be offering a free, live webcast for early childhood educators, parents, and enthusiasts to learn how to teach inquiry science to three-, four-, and five-year-olds.

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Date:

Recording

Location:

smithsonianconference.org

Sponsor:

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Online Conference

2012 Smith Leadership Symposium: Organizational Innovation and the Engagement Equation

The 2012 Smith Leadership Symposium will inspire new ways of thinking about the business of arts, science, and cultural institutions

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Date:

September 7, 2012

Location:

http://bpcp.badgestack.net/

Sponsor:

Balboa Park Learning Institute and LearningTImes
Online Conference

Martha J. Kanter and Jonathan Finkelstein on Digital Badges for Learning

Jonathan Finkelstein, founder of LearningTimes and director of the BadgeStack Project, recently spoke to Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of Education at the U.S. Department of Education. The discussion turned towards digital badges and the role they can play in education and workforce development.

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Date:

Podcast

Location:

badgestackproject.org

Online Conference

17th Annual TCC Online Conference

Join faculty, staff and administrators in higher education worldwide as they share their expertise and engage in productive forums about the use of educational technology for teaching and learning.

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Date:

April 17-19, 2012

Sponsor:

TCCHawaii.org, LearningTimes, and the University of Hawaii
Online Conference

Jefferson: An Online Conference from the Smithsonian Institution and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

The Smithsonian Institution and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello are co-hosting a free interactive online conference for teachers and secondary students that will examine different aspects of Jefferson’s life. 

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Date:

April 27, 2012

Location:

smithsonianconference.org/jefferson

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Institution and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Online Conference

ACRL - Spring Virtual Institute

The two-day, interactive online conference will examine how libraries are capitalizing on community collaborations- whether through faculty scholarship and student learning, facilitating connectedness and fostering literacy in a town, or reaching out online.

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Date:

April 18-19, 2012

Sponsor:

ACRL
Online Conference

US Department of Education Presents: National Rural Education Technology Summit 2.0

Join us for the National Rural Education Technology Summit 2.0 - a one-day online event for teachers, students and rural education stakeholders sponsored by the US Department of Education. The engaging and interactive program will showcase how technology is being used to overcome the challenges of distance and increase access to educational opportunities in distant and remote rural areas.

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Date:

April 30, 2012

Location:

ruraleducationtechsummit.org

Sponsor:

U.S. Department of Education
Online Conference

American Association of Museum (AAM) Virtual Conference

In partnership with AAM’s professional network committees, the Virtual Conference will showcase ten sessions of broad appeal and greatest relevance to the 2012 annual meeting theme “Creative Community.” A stellar cast of subject matter experts will offer broad, multidisciplinary perspectives to museums of all types and sizes.

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Date:

April 30 - May 1, 2012

Location:

aamcommunity.org/aam2012

Sponsor:

American Association of Museums (AAM) and LearningTimes
Online Workshop

MCN Pro Workshop: Social Media Engagement: Defining & Measuring Success

How do you measure & articulate social media success at your museum? This workshop will have the answers!

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Date:

May 8, 2013

Time:

11:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Location:

www.mcnpro.org

Sponsor:

MCN and LearningTimes
Online Conference

Museums & Mobile IV Online Conference

Please join us for the fourth edition of our popular series for museum professionals. Meet and interact online with colleagues working in mobile interpretation from around the globe and walk away with practical knowledge you can put to use immediately at your institution.

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Date:

May 9, 2012

Location:

www.museums-mobile.org

Sponsor:

LearningTimes and Pocket-Proof
Online Conference Series

Shout Environmental Exploration Program from the Smithsonian Helps Educators Bring Learning to Life

The Smithsonian is offering teachers a multidimensional resource for expanding and enriching curriculum with Shout, a free environmental exploration program. Through interactive webinars, comprehensive lesson-planning materials and hands-on activities, Shout features renowned Smithsonian scientists and other experts in the arts and humanities.

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Date:

May 16-17, 2012

Location:

smithsonianconference.org

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Institution
Online Workshop

Leading Effective Live Online Events

In this online workshop you will join renowned online facilitator and author Jonathan Finkelstein to learn and practice effective, practical and creative strategies and techniques for the live online environment. 

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Date:

June 4, 2012

Location:

LearningTimes

Sponsor:

LearningTimes and Training Magazine
Online Conference

Smithsonian - "Understanding Astrophotography: Where Science and Art Meet"

Learn how to access the MicroObservatory robotic telescope network operated by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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Date:

June 12, 2013

Time:

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm EDT

Location:

Smithsonian Conferences

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online Workshop

MCN Pro Workshop: Digital Asset Management Systems for Small-Mid Size Institutions

Join us for a deep dive into Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) products and c ome away with skills to start addressing your own DAMS needs.

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Date:

June 25, 2013

Time:

11:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Location:

www.mcnpro.org

Sponsor:

MCN and LearningTimes
Online Conference

Communicating the Museum 2012

Communicating the Museum, the world’s leading arts communications conference, will be hosting an Online Conference for the first time this year. The Online Conference will allow the online audience to follow and interact with keynote speeches and learning sessions from this international event, direct from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Date:

June 28-29, 2012

Location:

ctmonlineconference.com

Sponsor:

Agenda and LearningTimes
Online Conference

Smithsonian: "Do-It-Yourself Astrophotography: Applications for the Classroom & Beyond"

The MicroObservatory telescopes can be used in a variety of ways to facilitate powerful STEM learning for your students - come learn how to use it with your students.

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Date:

July 10, 2013

Time:

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm EDT

Location:

Smithsonian Conferences

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online Conference

2012 American Association for State and Local History Online Conference

Join us for the 2012 American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Online Conference and participate in six engaging sessions, plus hear from two Annual Conference featured speakers - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and Will Bagley!

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Date:

October 4-5, 2012

Location:

http://www.aaslh.org/online2012.htm

Sponsor:

AASLH
Online Conference

Smithsonian – NASA’s “Amazing Space”: Using Hubble Space Telescope Images in the Classroom

This 50-minute, interactive session is designed for educators to learn about the exciting science behind the world's most famous telescope.

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Date:

August 14, 2013

Time:

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm EDT

Location:

Smithsonian Conferences

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online Workshop

MCN Pro Workshop: Digital Project Management – Developing a Toolkit for Successful Project Delivery

Learn the key questions you should be asking, strategies to deal with common issues, gain confidence in your ability to get your project off to a great start.

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Date:

September 10, 2013

Time:

11:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Location:

www.mcnpro.org

Sponsor:

MCN and LearningTimes
Online Conference

Smithsonian – In the Face of Extinction: Thinking about the Biodiversity and Conservation of Frogs

Learn why frogs are disappearing around the world, why it matters to you, and what is being done to prevent their mass extinction.

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Date:

September 11, 2013

Time:

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm EDT

Location:

Smithsonian Conferences

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online Conference

Museums & Mobile Online Conference

Join us for the seventh edition of our popular conference series for museum professionals exploring responsive web site design, mobile strategies, and much more in this fast-moving field.

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Date:

October 15, 2013

Location:

www.museumsmobile.com

Sponsor:

LearningTimes and Pocket-Proof
Online Conference

Smithsonian – Will To Adorn: African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity

We will be hosting three sessions on the Will to Adorn: African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity, the multi-year, collaborative folk cultural research and public presentation project initiated by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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Date:

December 11, 2013

Time:

1:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Location:

Smithsonian Conferences

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online Conference

National Air and Space Museum: Conspiracy Theories in Aerospace History

Join the National Air and Space Museum for an interactive online conference developed especially for teachers and secondary students. Historians and educators from the Museum, and guests from the Department of the Navy and National History Day, will demonstrate critical thinking skills they use to evaluate information.

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Date:

Archives Available

Location:

www.smithsonianconference.org

Sponsor:

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Webcast Series

IMLS Presents Webinar Series Based on 'Connecting to Collections' Initiative

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums, presents a webinar series based on the national initiative "Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action".

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Date:

Ongoing Access

Location:

learningtimesevents.org/c2c

Sponsor:

IMLS, AASLH, HP and LearningTimes
Online Conference

Inuit Modern: An AGO Online Symposium

This series of three online events — taking place on Friday, April 1, 2011 live from the Art Gallery of Ontario — is scheduled in conjunction with the opening of Inuit Modern: The Esther and Samuel Sarick Collection of Inuit Art.

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Date:

Archives Available

Location:

agoconference.net/inuit-modern/

Sponsor:

Art Gallery of Ontario
Online Colloquium

The Peacock Room in 1908

"Cross Cultural Interchange and Aspirations of Universality: The Peacock Room in 1908" is online interactive colloquium organized by the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

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Date:

Archive Available

Location:

smithsonianconference.org

Sponsor:

Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Online Conference

September 11: Teaching Contemporary History - An Online Conference

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Pentagon Memorial Fund, and Flight 93 National Memorial offer a free online conference for designed to provide K-12 educators with resources and strategies for addressing the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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Date:

Archives Available

Location:

smithsonianconference.org

Sponsor:

Smithsonian, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Pentagon Memorial Fund, and Flight 93 National Memorial
Online Conference

2011 AAM Online Conference - Technology, Interpretation and Education (TIE)

TIE 2011 is a multi-day, multi-session online conference that provides an interactive forum for museum professionals at all levels to explore current technology trends and practices in museum education, interpretation, exhibition, public programs, and outreach.

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Date:

Archive Available

Location:

www.aam-us.org

Sponsor:

American Association of Museums
Online Conference

SHOUT: "Celebrate the Land" with Smithsonian Experts

Join us September 21, 2011 for the next free event in the Shout online conference series featuring Smithsonian experts. We'll explore the forest service, look at earth from space, hear the latest on the Tree Banding citizen science project, and connect with a panel of Smithsonian scientists to hear the latest on their environmentally-related work.

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Date:

Archive Available

Location:

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Education, TakingITGlobal, Microsoft Partners in Learning Network
Webcast

Democracy from the Inside Out

Author Parker J. Palmer of the Center for Courage & Renewal kicks off a series of conversations about “doing democracy from the inside out.” Thousands join the first event online from hundreds of convening sites around the world.

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Date:

Recording Available

Location:

learningtimesevents.org

Sponsor:

Center for Courage & Renewal