A common thread running through the conference was the need for innovative institutional practices that would be able to support the rapidly changing digital art. In response to the challenges ignited by the new media art, speakers argued for digital preservation that needs to be:
It is clear that digital artworks demand a lively preservation approach, one that lives alongside the living artworks. Placing such objects in glassed museum cases is not a viable option. It is refreshing to see that institutions are coming up with innovative preservation approaches and embracing the complexity and interactivity of digital artworks not as their vulnerability but as their strength.