Scholarships & Volunteering

Scholarships ensure representation from around the world at MW. Volunteers can ‘trade’ helping out for free registration.

Professional Scholarships

New and innovative accomplishments on the Web come from all kinds of organizations throughout the world. We recognise that many individuals who make significant contributions to the World Wide Web would be unable to attend MW without some financial assistance. Competitive scholarships covering full conference registration and a full day of workshops will be awarded to a select number of applicants. In special cases, some support will also be offered for travel costs.

To be eligible, you must have made a significant contribution to the development of a cultural or heritage website or digital initiative, and must demonstrate that you would not be able to attend the meeting without support.

Scholarships are sponsored by companies active in Museums and the Web and the application will be posted here soon.

Conference Volunteer:

Responsibilities: Over the course of the conference, we are relying on you to perform a variety of duties that are crucial to the success of the conference.  These tasks are:
  • staffing the registration desk
  • greeting and helping attendees
  • greeting at the receptions
  • making the conference package
  • collecting surveys
  • other duties as required

The volunteer orientation will be hosted on April 15th from 3pm to 5pm and attendance is required.  Overall a volunteer dedicates about 20 hours during 4 days conference.

Benefits: Full registration cost (excluding the workshops on April 16th) will be waived. Travel (hotel, expenses and flight costs) is not included.

Volunteer Coordinator:

We are looking for a volunteer committee coordinators to oversee the conference volunteers during the 4-day conference. The coordinator will start working around January to select conference volunteers and create the schedule for the 15-20 volunteers during the 4 day conference. In addition to free registration, the coordinator will receive 5 nights hotel stay at the Conference Hotel.

Applications for this position are being accepted until October 31, 2012.

For more information on the volunteer coordinator position, please contact Hiroko at hkusano [at]

Local Committee Volunteers:

The Local Committee takes care of on-site arrangements prior to and during the conference such as opening reception, conference reception, and bus tour.  The Committee coordinates with local conference venues, transportation, etc.

Benefits: Full registration cost (excluding the workshop on April 16th) will be waived.  

Please contact Hiroko at hkusano [at]  

5 thoughts on “Scholarships & Volunteering

  1. Hello! I am a Media Arts and Sciences student at IUPUI in Indianapolis. My career goal is to work with museums and interactive design. I am writing to request more information about the volunteer positions.

    Thank you and I look forward to hear about this opportunity,

    Laura Labai

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