Tech Disruption and the Art of Thinking Fast

Track
Media & Technology
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
223 America's Center
Description
Join a lively conversation about the ways that museums and historic homes have handled disruptive technologies, whether by creating policy, allowing new levels of interaction, or discovering new avenues to build and innovate. The emergence of new and disruptive technologies puts pressure on museums to prepare for the future. Our session promises to explore methods for creating a culture that is agile and open to experimentation, while looking at successful case studies of other organization and institutions that have embraced and benefited from disruptive tech.
Learner Outcome
  1. Benchmark against current tech trends, assess existing interactions, and learn how to leverage (or create) the right vehicles to appeal to your audiences.
  2. Understand the horizon" of tech trends. "
  3. Discover the potential of disruption as an opportunity to create smart, actionable plans for acting and reacting with repeat success.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Devin Dotson
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Public Affairs and Exhibits Specialist
Organization: 
United States Botanic Garden
Bio
At the U.S. Botanic Garden, Devin serves as Public Affairs and Exhibits Specialist. Prior, he worked at American Rivers, where he completed a number of unique communication projects including partnering with Google to map all 286 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon for Google Maps Street View.
Presenter: 
Jessica Murphy
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Associate Manager of Audience Engagement
Organization: 
Brooklyn Museum
Bio
Associate Mgr of Audience Engagement, coordinating research, training, and programming for ASK Brooklyn Museum, a mobile app that allows visitors to text with a behind-the-scenes team of educators and art historians. Jessica received her B.A. from Fordham University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Delaware. She previous positions include the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Presenter: 
Layla Masri
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
President
Organization: 
Bean Creative | Web, Mobile + Interactive Design
Bio
Layla Masri runs Bean Creative, a web, interactive, mobile & app development company (est. 1997). With her background in marketing & strategy, she focuses on developing and executing results-driven interactive projects for clients such as the Smithsonian, Children's Museum of Indianapolis, National Geographic and PBS. Layla has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland. She is a past AAM speaker, & has won 3 AAM MUSE Awards/6 Webbys.
Presenter: 
Rob Shenk
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Senior Vice President, Visitor Engagement
Organization: 
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens