Michael Edson

Director of Web and New Media Strategy, Smithsonian Institution

Michael Edson is the Smithsonian Institution’s director of web and new media strategy, and he has been involved in practically every aspect of technolog y and new media for museums. In addition to developing the Smithsonian’s first web and new media strategy, Michael helped create the Smithsonian’s first blog and the first alternative reality game to take place in a museum. He was a member of the National Endowment for the Arts “Art Works” task force, which mapped the relationship between the arts and the quality of life in American communities, and he was named a “Tech Titan 2011: Person to Watch” by Washingtonian magazine. He has a BA from Wesleyan University.