The Smithsonian is honoring Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial with special exhibitions and programs, and you will be able to participate in the national celebration through the first Smithsonian Online Education Conference: Abraham Lincoln. Throughout the days of February 4 and 5, 2009, you’ll explore Smithsonian research and collections related to Lincoln’s life – everything from portraits and diaries to documents and historical artifacts. Alongside Smithsonian curators, you’ll look at Lincoln’s life and legacy from the perspectives of history, science, and art.
New to virtual conferencing? A virtual conference is similar to other professional conferences you may have attended, only this one is accessible to you wherever you are, and registration is free and open to everyone. And since we know your days are busy and the conference schedule might not fit yours, all of the conference sessions will be recorded and archived, so you can replay them at any time.
About the Smithsonian Online Conference Series:
Have you ever wanted to meet one of the Smithsonian’s curators? Or wished you could ask a question of one of our researchers? The Smithsonian series of Online Education Conferences will let you do just that. In each online conference, you’ll be able to interact with Smithsonian experts in subject areas that interest you. Each conference will have a single theme or topic explored through the lens of several different disciplines by Smithsonian curators. And to help you connect the theme or topic to your own teaching, Smithsonian educators and researchers will demonstrate how you can use the ideas and resources presented during the conference in your own classroom and curriculum.