Emerging Innovators Forum

Tuesday, May 20
3:15–5:15 p.m.
MuseumExpo, North Hall   

In collaboration with the Committee on Museum Profession Training (COMPT).

Explore a showcase of creative ideas from emerging innovators representing museum professional training programs from across the country and beyond. Innovators will present models, demonstrate programs, reference graphic materials and engage in thought-provoking conversation with attendees.

Accessibility

Access Indy: A Community of Practice for Museum Accessibility and Social Inclusion

  • Kristina Johnson, founder/coordinator, "Access Indy" Accessibility Roundtable (project of the Cultural Heritage Research Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis

Education and Interpretation

Archival Storytelling in Immersive Environments

  • Diana Lempel, PhD student, urban and environmental studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Cross-College Undergraduate Docent Training

  • Sarah Margerum, public engagement manager, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
  • Lauren Paullin, docent coordinator, Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville

CurioCity Seattle: Adult Science Outreach

  • Winifred Kehl, exhibition developer
  • Zulma-Lin Garcia, exhibition developer, CurioCITY, Seattle

Make Your Stories our Stories: Oral Histories at the Intrepid Museum Complex

  • Angela Winand, intern/graduate student, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Johns Hopkins University, Springfield, IL

My OMEI: Observe, Meditate, Experience, Internalize to Augment Meaning-Making

  • Sumreen Chaudhry, PhD student, art history, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia

Pain Over Pleasure: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Education Materials

  • Angela Fisher, museum education, exhibits intern, Church History Museum, Salt Lake City, UT

Redefining Resiliency: The Power Play Program in Orleans and St. Bernard Parish Schools

  • Allison Austin, Power Play educator, Louisiana Children's Museum, New Orleans

Audience Research and Evaluation

Find a Need and Fill It: Studying Visitor Experiences at the Getty

  • Tamara Leviton, user experience design assistant, J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles

Overheard in the Museum: Eavesdropping on Visitors to Better Serve Them

  • Adrienne Iannone, graduate student, museum studies, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Laura Augustin, graduate student, museum studies, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Hannah Saloio, graduate student, museum studies, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Collections Stewardship

Nearing the Brink: The Fate of Natural History Collections in 21st Century Museums

  • Katharine Baldwin-Corriveau, graduate student, museum studies, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA

The Preservation Self-Assessment Program

  • Ryan Edge, visiting IMLS project manager, Preservation/Conservation Unit, University of Illinois Library, Champaign

Exhibition Design and Design Thinking

Ancient Shores, Changing Tides: Implementing a MuseumsConnect Grant

  • Mary Barnes, graduate student, museology, University of Washington, Seattle

Creating an Interdisciplinary Virtual Exhibition

  • Samira Gdisis, graduate student, museum studies, Johns Hopkins University, Mount Pleasant, WI

The Dawn in the Dark: Origins of Human Spirituality

  • Nancy Harmon, graduate student, museum and exhibition studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

Design Thinking as a Natural Framework for Creative Processes

  • Ivy Young, research and administrative associate, Gail Anderson & Associates, Oakland, CA

Interpreting the Past Anew at Wilton House Museum

  • Angela Parker, art history masters student, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
  • Susan Moser, art history masters student, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

Lessons Learned in the Land of the Midnight Sun

  • Alyssa Boge, graduate student, IUPUI Museum Studies Program, Indianapolis
  • Lauren Baker, graduate student, IUPUI Museum Studies Program, Indianapolis
  • Caitlin Kegley, graduate student, IUPUI Museum Studies Program, Indianapolis

Radical Access: The Risks and Rewards of a Touchable Natural History Collection

  • Jessamyn Beasley, graduate student, museum studies, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Interactive Media

Advanced Museum Planning App

  • Noah Kane-Smalls, graduate student, museum exhibition planning and design, University of the Arts, Philadelphia

Big Tools for a Little Budget: How One Small Museum is Growing Its Audience

  • Dulce Kersting, executive director, Latah County Historical Society, Moscow, ID

Bringing Exhibition Legacy to Life

  • Tzu-I Chung, curator, history, Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, BC

DIY Tablet Tours: Utilizing Everyday Technology for Docent Guided Tours

  • Lori Paredes, American heritage intern, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Explorer Discoveries Dashboard for Balboa Park

  • Julie Coulter, graduate student, museum studies, Johns Hopkins University, Seattle

Follow, Like, Tweek@The Digital Classroom: K-12 Social Media and Museums

  • Hillary Hudson, graduate student, Library and Information Services; Certificate in Museum Studies, University of South Carolina, Columbia

From 0 to 2.0: Gallery Technology on a Budget

  • Tobin Brannan, social media coordinator, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Machine 2 Machine 2 Personal Experience: "Smart Scripting" with Wireless Technologies

  • Caitlyn Reizman, graduate student, museum studies, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Mobile Interpretation of Historic Buildings on a Shoestring

  • Zachary Wnek, curator, Latah County Historical Society, Moscow, ID

MuseumLink: The App Connecting You to Your Museum

  • Brittany Darrow, graduate student, museum studies, New York University, New York City

Using Audio Podcasts in the Museum World

  • Sarah Halpert, graduate student, museum studies, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

International Collaborations

Shifting Paradigms: International Collaborations Between Museums

  • Julia Lammer, graduate student, visual arts administration, New York University, New York City

Marketing and Public Relations

Culturehoods: A Non-Profit Marketing Platform for Smaller Cultural Institutions

  • Jonathan Goldman, exhibition designer and programming, Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States, Washington, DC

Membership Reinvented: Millenial Museum "Membership"

  • Lauren Shenfeld, presidential administrative fellow to the director (special projects), The George Washington University &The Textile Museum, Washington, DC