Beyond the Buzzword

Track
Education Audience Research & Evaluation
Start Day and Time
Wednesday May 10 9:45-11 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
131 America's Center
Description
Why do buzzwords get so popular? How do we define them collectively? Do they help us achieve our goals? Are buzzwords the best expressions of our work to the culture at large or overly vague lingo on which we've become too reliant? Which words are we talking about in 2017? Join a panel of museum professionals as they each reveal the buzzword they think we should be talking about now. Participants are encouraged to bring their own term to share.

Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Learner Outcome
  1. Understand how trendy language can obscure as well as clarify today's issues within museums.
  2. Identify a buzzword for your institution to define its meaning and implications.
  3. Learn if and how buzzwords can be used to assess and evaluate institutional goals.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Christian Adame
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Assistant Education Director
Organization: 
Phoenix Art Museum
Bio
Christian Adame is the Assistant Education Director at Phoenix Art Museum, where he oversees museum-wide interpretation. He previously worked at the California State Archives and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. He has received fellowships from AAM, the Teaching Institute in Museum Education, and the Getty's NextGen Program. He holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of California, Davis.
Presenter: 
Marcus Harshaw
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of Education & Community Engagement
Organization: 
Indiana Historical Society
Bio
As the Indiana Historical Society's Director of Education & Community Engagement, Marcus Harshaw is a dynamic leader passionate about creating experiences that empower learners to DO HISTORY! Prior to joining IHS, Marcus held various positions with Cincinnati Museum Center and the Indiana State Museum. Marcus holds a BA in History from Northern Kentucky University, and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
Presenter: 
Peter Tokofsky
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Education Specialist
Organization: 
J. Paul Getty Museum
Bio
Peter Tokofsky is the Education Specialist for adult and academic audiences at the J. Paul Getty Museum, where he organizes the public speaker series and museum conferences at the Getty Center. He serves as liaison to the local academic community, enabling faculty and students to utilize the museum's resources through tours, inter-disciplinary partnerships, and an annual college night. He is also an adjunct professor at UCLA.
Presenter: 
Sarah Bloom
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Senior Manager Teen, Family, Multigenerational Programs
Organization: 
Seattle Art Museum
Bio
Sarah Bloom is the Senior Manager of Teen, Family, and Multigenerational Programs at Seattle Art Museum. Over the past four years, she's played a key role in strengthening SAM's Teen and Family offerings. Prior to SAM, Sarah held several positions with the Getty, The Norton Simon, and the Pacific Asia Museum in Los Angeles. She has a BA from Boston University in Classics and an MA from the University of Colorado in Classical Art and Archaeology.