With apologies - the Museum Computer Network has posted announcements to 
ARSCLIST in the past, but the announcement below should certainly have 
included our organization's name in full.

Conference announcements are periodically sent to listservs and 
individuals in the technology, preservation, and cultural heritage 

About the Museum Computer Network

Founded in 1967, MCN is a nonprofit organization with members 
representing a wide range of information professionals from hundreds of 
museums and cultural heritage institutions in the United States and 
around the world.  MCN helps museum information professionals and people 
interested in technology in the cultural heritage community seek out and 
share ideas and information through a wide range of activities, 
including an annual conference, special interest groups, website, and 
other outstanding resources such as the new MCN Project Registry at 
MuseTechCentral (

Mission: The Museum Computer Network (MCN) supports the greater museum 
community by providing continuing opportunities to explore, implement, 
and disseminate new technologies and best practices in the field.

Michael Biel wrote:
> WHAT THE HELL IS THE MCN??????????????????????????????????????????
> This is a dumb posting AND a dumb cross-posting.
> Mike (sorry for the yelling, but they did it first) Biel  [log in to unmask]
> MCN Announcements wrote:
>> With apologies for cross-postings…
>> LET’S DO I.T. RIGHT!  []
>> 36th Annual MCN Conference
>> November 12th -15th, 2008
>> Washington, DC
>> Save now! The Early Bird Registration Deadline is September 27, 2008.
>> MCN Members
>> Earlybird: $425.00 | Regular: $475.00
>> Non-Members
>> Earlybird: $500.00 | Regular: $550.00
>> Emerging Professional/Student Members
>> Earlybird: $200.00 | Regular: $250.00
>> To qualify for Earlybird Registration rates, mailed registration forms
>> must be postmarked no later than September 27, 2008. Faxed and online
>> registrations must be received no later than midnight on September 27, 
>> 2008.
>> Conference Hotel - GRAND HYATT WASHINGTON
>> Take in the excitement of the city from Grand Hyatt Washington.
>> Perfectly located in Penn Quarter -- with convenient in-lobby Metro
>> Center access -- this downtown DC hotel is the ideal base for exploring
>> the city. Historic monuments and the Smithsonian museums are all within
>> walking distance.
>> In order to keep costs down, we encourage attendees to reserve
>> accommodations at the conference hotel. We have arranged a Special MCN
>> Conference Rate of $224 per night single or double occupancy valid for
>> Tuesday, November 11th through Saturday, November 15th.
>> Visit for the full schedule of registration
>> rates and discounts, the conference program, and hotel & travel 
>> information.