The Museum of Tomorrow

Predictions are hard, especially about the future! It’s always in motion and it seldom turns out the way we expect, but it can be wonderful and exciting. How will museums in the future respond and evolve to remain relevant? A museum director, digital media project manager, and exhibit designer will wonder about The Museum of Tomorrow.

Presented:

Southeastern Museums Conference, 2018


Interactives in the Galleries: Don’t Break the Bank

Museums strive to make exhibitions that teach all different kinds of learners. Some guests learn better through interactive experiences. But how can we, as non-profits who are concerned with making the almighty dollar stretch as far as it can, integrate interactives in our galleries without breaking the bank? Learn about low-cost hardware (both digital and not) that might be the solution to your interactive needs. As well as some tips and tricks for discovering these items on your own.

Presented:

Southeastern Museums Conference, 2018


Don’t Let Your Project Manage You

A solo and shorter version of “Getting it All Done.”

Presented:

Arkansas Museums Association, 2018


To Build or to Buy In-gallery Interactives

A point - counter point demonstration on the age old question to build or buy.

Presented:

Museums and the Web, 2018


Getting It All Done - Digital Project Planning for Museums

This three-hour workshop that I co-presented was a lot of fun as it dives into the tools that I use every day such as time management, risk assessment, budgeting and more!

Presented:

Museums and the Web, 2018


The Art of Captivating Audiences in the Information Age

This town hall session explores the lessons learned, triumphs and defeats, of deploying technology in our institutions. We’ll share real examples, the pros and cons of implementation, audience engagement results, and ongoing maintenance.

Presented:

Southeastern Museums Conference, 2017


Tablets in the Galleries: More Attainable than You Might Think

Crystal Bridges and the Museum of History & Holocaust Education have been utilizing tablets in the galleries as a less expensive, easy to program, versatile technology platform, but from two different approaches. Learn insights on funding, device management, content creation, programming, and evaluation. Tackle the technology and maintain excellent design based on content. A meaningful technology experience is more attainable than you may expect and we’re here to help.

Presented:

Southeastern Museums Conference, 2017


Partnering with Vendors in the Mobile Space

Guest Speaker with Samantha Diamond, Museums & Mobile: Adapting to Change, Adjunct Faculty Eric Longo, from Museums Studies Program, John Hopkins University, Washington DC, 2016.


Horizon Report: Museum Edition

For this session I was a panelist with fellow Horizon Report advisory board members.


IGNITE Talk: The Power of Museums

Just some inspirational musings on why I find museums so powerful.

Presented:

Southeastern Museums Conference, 2015

Arkansas Museums Association, 2016


Taking the Eck Out of Tech

Professional development workshop

Presented:

Mississippi Museums Association, sponsored by Southeastern Museums Conference, 2014


Playing the Long Game: Making Mobile Last

This is my portion of the panel for Museums and Mobile Online Conference 7. The topic was sustaining mobile programs and I specifically spoke on sustaining mobile checkout devices.

Presented:

Museums & Mobile Online Conference 7, 2013


Love and Hate: A Support Group for a Balanced Relationship with Technology

It’ll make you pine for the Stone Age! Your museum has a wonderful new gadget, but nothing goes according to plan. This roundtable will share
insights on overcoming technology frustration and making tech work for us. Topics considered: device management, platforms, vendors, digital planning, and more!

Presented: Southeastern Museums Conference, 2013


Use of Interactive Digital Technologies Both In and Outside of the Museum Setting

Guest Speaker, Learning in Museums, J. Hope Amason, Ph.D. from Dept. of Anthropology and Museums Studies, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, 2013.


Picking and Managing Platforms and Devices

This presentation covers a number of aspects to consider when choosing mobile platforms and devices. Presented with Kelly Miller, Mill Creek Software.

Presented:

Arkansas Museums Association, 2013


Emerging Technologies in Museums

An examination of the emerging technologies that are expected to have a large impact in the museum world during the coming five years.  Looking at the Museum Edition of the Horizon Report, I give insights into which of these technologies I think are best suited to museums given key trends and significant challenges.

Presented:

Arkansas Museums Association, 2012

Southeastern Museums Conference, 2012

Arkansas Museums Association, 2014

Southeastern Museums Conference EdCom Network, 2014


Producing Amazing Audio Content In-House

This presentation covers the three aspects of creating amazing audio: pre-production, production, and post production.

Presented:

Museums & Mobile Online Conference III, 2011.


No Budget? No Problem! Tech Solutions $0-100.

Presented:

Arkansas Museums Association, 2008

Southeastern Museums Association, 2008

American Association of Museums, 2011


Teens, Technology, and Teamwork

Museums need to stay relevant to young generations.  By addressing needs of the typically underserved teen population, museums can build relationships for the future.  This presentation aims to give insights into involving a generation of digital natives. Presented with Pody Gay, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

 

Presented:

Arkansas Museums Association, 2011

American Association of Museums, 2011


What is JIMI and What Can It Do For You?

Session co-presented with Brain Hicks, Martha Battle Jackson, Jill Koverman, Ann Jennings Shackleford, and Michael Walczak at the Southeastern Museums Conference annual meeting, 2010.


Social Media and Museums Part 2

Participants will learn about listservs, discussion groups, and wikis, including Google groups and Yahoo groups.  This session covers the basics of using these resources to stay in touch with your museum's audience, including their differences/strengths/weaknesses.

Presented:

Arkansas Museums Association, 2010

Southeastern Museums Conference, 2010


Social Media and Museums Part 1

A general discussion of Social Media including how it can benefit museums, arguments against and for access, and an examination of two popular platforms - Twitter and Facebook.

Presented:

Arkansas Museums Association, 2010

Southeastern Museums Conference, 2010


Collections Care Roundtable

Roundtable co-facilitated with Tom Debo at the Arkansas Museums Association annual meeting, 2010.


Connect to Your Audience Using Podcasting

Technology tutorial workshop presented twice with Zev Slurzberg and Jonathan Finkelstein at the American Association of Museums annual meeting, 2009.


Registrars to the Rescue

Many museums in the state do not have access to personnel trained in the care and maintenance of museum collections and many museums do not have the number of workers needed to accomplish collections-related projects.  Trained registrars from across the state want to help alleviate this problem. The solution: form a group of trained registrar volunteers called Registrars to the Rescue.

Three-hour workshop co-presented with Heather Bettinardi and Tom Debo at the Arkansas Museums Association annual meeting, 2008.


Low-Cost Technology

Many museums may not being using various technologies because they just assume the technologies are out of their budgets. This presentation will help put that myth to rest by exploring free or low-cost software and web apps.  It also teaches attendees the skills to find these tools on your own.

Presented:

Southeastern Museums Conference, 2008

Arkansas Museums Association, 2008


Podcasting 201: My First Episode

This workshop is a continuation of Podcasting 101.  It covers the major aspects of creating a podcast: planning, recording, editing, publishing, and advertising.  It also offers hands-on experience with writing policy, drafting epodes, recording, and editing.

Presented:

Arkansas Museums Association, 2008


Can & Should Small Museums Be Technological Leaders?

Panel session with Heather McClenahan, Holly Witchey, George Laughed, and Jim Spadaccini at American Association of Museums, 2008


Podcasting 101: A Crash Course

This workshop is an introduction to podcasting.  It covers planning, selecting equipment, recording, editing, and publishing.

Presented:

Arkansas Museums Association, 2008

Southeastern Museums Conference, 2007