The 2015 Focus Conference highlighted agency priorities, showcased IMLS grantees' work, and explored the latest issues in museums and libraries. This conference replaced IMLS WebWise, which began 15 years ago to support museums and libraries in creating services online.

Our conference brought together grantees, potential applicants, and professionals working in museums, libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations to discuss trends, successful IMLS-funded projects and initiatives, and the collective impact of museums and libraries across the country. Each day was structured both with plenary sessions and panels on various issues.

The IMLS Focus Conference took place on November 16-17 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.



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