TrendsWatch 2017: Your Annual Glimpse of the Future

Track
Forces of Change
Start Day and Time
Monday May 8 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
230-232 America's Center
Description
The director of the Alliance's Center for the Future of Museums presents a dramatic overview of significant trends gathering steam in 2017. The session will illustrate how the trends are playing out in the world and their significance to museums and their communities. It also will profile museums adapting to these challenges and opportunities, and explore implications for strategic planning.

Generously supported by Blackbaud, Huntington T. Block Insurance Agency, Inc., PGAV Destinations, and Solid Light

Learner Outcome
  1. Learn the latest trends identified as being of potentially great significance to museums and their communities.
  2. See examples of how these trends are playing out in the world and how museums are adapting.
  3. Learn how you can use TrendsWatch to inform planning and what your museum might do to respond to these trends.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Elizabeth Merritt
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
VP Strategic Foresight & Founding Director, CFM
Organization: 
American Alliance of Museums
Bio
Elizabeth is AAM's Vice President for Strategic Foresight, and founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums - a think-tank and research & development lab for the museum field. She is the author of the Alliance's annual TrendsWatch report, and writes and speaks prolifically on the trends shaping the future of nonprofit organizations. (M.A. Duke University, B.S. Yale University, Museum Management Institute).