Exhibit RFPs Bids and Contracts: Working Well With Others

Track
Exhibit Planning & Design
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 4-5:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
127 America's Center
Description
Creating exhibitions can entail museum staff working with external team members and firms. The processes of how external firms are selected, solicited, and contracted are important steps. Team members often spend more time with these groups than with their own families. How you meet, choose, and contract with each other shapes the direction of any project. We will look at the process from four different perspectives and provide stories and advice about how to make the proposal, bidding, and contract processes work best for all involved.

Exhibit Planning and Design track generously supported by Monadnock Media

Learner Outcome
  1. Understand the process and approaches museums take to the RFP, bidding, and contract processes and how firms prepare responses.
  2. Learn how parties can better understand the challenges that can cause problems during this endeavor as well as impact future efforts.
  3. Discover ideas on how to improve the process so that the needs and efforts of all parties can be met and respected.
Speakers
Presenter: 
George Mayer
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
VP, Business Development
Organization: 
Maltbie, a Kubik Company
Bio
Since 1986, George Mayer has been focused business for exhibit fabrication firms. In that time, working with exhibition designers, institutions, Owner's reps, he has developed over $250 million in new museum projects. He is the Vice President of Business Development for Kubik Maltbie, Inc., a premier fabricator of top-quality museum exhibitions with a global client base.
Presenter: 
Richard Lewis
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Principal
Organization: 
Richard Lewis Media Group
Bio
Richard Lewis is President of the Richard Lewis Media Group (RLMG). He has been a leader in developing media for museums for more than 25 years. During that time has served as Principal for more than 300 media projects in locations around the world, with a budgeted value of more than $100 million. His experience, creativity and project management skills have made him and his company a valuable partner for many of North America's leading museums
Presenter: 
Scott Perich
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of Long Range Planning and Strategic Design
Organization: 
National Aquarium
Bio
Scott is the Director of Long-Range Planning and Strategic Design at the National Aquarium. Prior to this role Scott was Vice President of Exhibits and Design as well as the Senior Director of Exhibits and Design. Fore the aquarium Scott was a Principal Designer at Quatrefoil Associates in Maryland.
Presenter: 
Wayne LaBar
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Principal
Organization: 
ALCHEMY Studio
Bio
Wayne is the Principal and Founder of Alchemy Studio. Prior to Alchemy Studio Wayne's experience includes being Vice President of Exhibitions at Liberty Science Center, Director of Exhibits at the Tech Museum of Innovation and other positions. Wayne has been in the museum field for 29 years. He is currently the President of the NAME Board.