Courses, Demos, and Tours


In keeping with the theme of “Making History Interactive,” the last session of each full day will offer a range of educational opportunities in which attendees can participate. These longer sessions will be used for the conference workshops as well as short courses and demonstrations of software, equipment, and approaches to virtual heritage. In these less-structured sessions, attendees will be able to participate, ask questions, and in some cases to test a product or technique.

Behind-the-scenes tours with Colonial Williamsburg staff will also be offered during the last session of each day as well as on the opening day of the conference. Participants will have the opportunity to visit the Foundation’s archaeology lab, to explore the town’s architecture, or to learn about the ongoing process of rebuilding of Richard Charlton’s Coffeehouse, the first major reconstruction on the Duke of Gloucester Street in 50 years.

Workshops and tours may be limited in the number of participants that can be accommodated. The schedule of the offerings as well as information on how to sign up for these exciting opportunities will be posted when the conference program is posted in February 2009.