A photo of the gathering at the 2016 Emerging Innovators Forum

Tuesday, May 9, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: MuseumExpo

Stroll, observe, ask questions and chat with emerging colleagues at the Emerging Innovators Forum, an open “marketplace showcase” where presenters with less than five years in the field discuss, display or demonstrate themes and topics important to the field. In collaboration with the Committee on Museum Professional Training (COMPT) a Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums.

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
Autism Early Open Events across the US

Catherine (Erin) Salthouse, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle

Exploring Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships
Kathryn Dawson, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

How Can I Affect Diverse Public Experience at My Museum or Cultural Organization
Traci Takara Slacum, Educator, Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Intern Program Alumni, Griffith Observatory, Santa Monica, CA

It’s All Greek to Me: How Museums Use Language
Travis Monagle, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Latino Narratives in Small Communities
Patricia Arteaga, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), Washington, DC

Let’s Build a Community Museum: The Unnamed North Lawndale Project
Jonathan Kelley; Chelsea Ridley, Graduate Students, Museum and Exhibition Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mapping Justice: Juvenile Detention Outreach
Rachel Crouch, K-12 Programs Coordinator, Missouri Historical Society and Museum, St. Louis

Museums and Native Youth Self-Efficacy

Melisa McChesney, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Positive Spaces for Guests with Sensory Issues

Kiana Cunningham, Museum Program Assistant, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

Reduced Admission
Christie Aesquivel, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Understanding Accessibility at your Institution

Rebecca Janssen, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Audience Engagement
A Study of Atmospherics in Historic House Museums
Ann Thomas-Bubel, MA Culture, Policy & Management, City, University London

Acting Out: Engagement Strategies in the Museum
Moira Anderson, Senior Museum Educator; Stace Treat, Interpretation Manager; Allie Britt, Museum Educator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

GeoConvos: Activities to Support Learning through Movement and Conversation
Emma Martell, Learning Exploration Manager, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

How Historic Haunts Can Increase Engagement
Danelle Houck, Educational Program Coordinator, Williamson Museum, Georgetown, TX

Inviting Visitors to Engage with Public Sites
Ernesto Perez, John F. Kennedy University, San Francisco, CA

Museum Objects in Actor-Network-Theory
Rachel Straughn-Navarro, Assistant Museum Educator, Museum of Art & Archaeology, University of Missouri – Columbia, Columbia, MO

Redefining Heroes: Veterans Programming at Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
Katelyn Coyne, Gallery and Public Programs Developer, Indiana State Museum; Master Candidate, Museum Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Student Engagement in Academic Art Museums

Jocelyn Wong, MA Candidate Art History, Courtauld Institute, London

Think Tank: Visitor Dialogue in an Art Museum
Marcus Ramirez, Coordinator for Education & Public Programs, Seattle Art Museum, WA


Collections and Curatorial Practice
Challenging Norms: The Rise of Fashion Museology
Neil Wu-Gibbs, Independent Curator and Fashion Historian, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone: Video Games in Museum Collections
Binx Brown, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

New-York Historical Society Responds: Sticky Notes and Signs
Alexandra Krueger, Manager of Museum Affairs, New-York Historical Society, New York, NY

Open Formats, Art Memes and How to Embrace Them

Juliana Castro Varón, Graduate Student, MFA in Design and Portfolio in Museum Studies; Design Fellow, Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin

Re-Imagining Public Art
Rebecca Spiro, Director of Learning and Innovation, Breckenridge Creative Arts (BCA)/BreckCreate, Breckenridge, CO

Using a Laser Cutter to Create Storage Solutions
Blair Martin, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Using the Good Mind: Decolonizing Museums through Curatorial Collaborations with Descendant Communities
Deborah Morgan, Museum Curator, Point Reyes National Seashore, Santa Rosa, CA


Education and Interpretation
Abandon the Template
Rachel Ann Dennis, Creative Engagement Lead, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

Education Programs at the Pink Palace Museum
Mary Webster, Teacher, Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, TN

Hands-On Historical Thinking in Young Visitors
Megan Martinko, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Interpretive Planning in Practice
Leonor Colbert, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Museums and University Writing Centers
Juliana Venegas, Graduate Student, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Museums Counteracting Pop Culture Archaeology
Cristina Bueno, M.A., Museum Education, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Open-Ended STEAM Programs at Peoria PlayHouse
Courtney Baxter, Education Manager; Adrienne Huffman, Family and Public Programs Educator, Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, Peoria, IL

Touching the Past
Tasia Williams, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Using the Eatery to Integrate Mission with Revenue

Rebecca Reilly, Food Science Educator, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland

You’re the Curator: Objects, Learning, Inclusion

Christina Bulow, Registrar/Collections Manager, Pacific Aviation Museum–Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI


Exhibitions
Exploring History on a Traveling Cure Porch
Aurora Wheeler, Oral History Coordinator, Historic Saranac Lake, Saranac Lake, NY

Transforming Women’s March into an Exhibition Experience
Zhuoer (Audrey) Liu, Graduate Student, Museum Studies Program, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Unpacking the Grey Box: Chemistry in Museums

Amber Luning, MFA Candidate, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Surge: Scientists and Curators Collaborate

Chloe Dye Sherpe, Associate Curator, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA, United States


Media Projects
A Mobile App for the San Diego Museum of Man

Chelsea Collison, Museum Educator, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida; Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins Museum Studies Program, Gainesville, FL; Morgan Gribble, Programs Coordinator, Texas Museum of Science & Technology; Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University, Round Rock, TX; Katie Montecuolo, Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University, Pasadena, CA; Tia Crook, Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University, St. Peters, MO; Karen Polesky, Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University, Moon Township, PA

From Paper Archive to Live Code: Testing an Interactive App about Musical and Artistic Scores
Janelle Gatchalian, Project Management Coordinator, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Podcasting: New Ways to Cultivate Audiences
Jennifer Dasal, Assistant Curator, North Caroline Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

Why So Linear? Museum Exhibitions Online
Casey Wooster, Graduate Student, Museum Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Museum Practice
Adopt-an-Object Fundraising & Impact on Donor Base

Stefanie Terasaki, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Bridging the Gap Between Student and Professional
Calie Holden, Grants Manager, The Kitchen, Inc., Springfield, MO; Sena Dawes, Coordinator, Evaluation and Audience Development, Missouri Historical Society and Museum, St. Louis, MO

Get to Know the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network
Katherine Mercier, Museum Educator, The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Kansas City, MO; Jason Smith, Digitization Technician, Smithsonian Institution, Silver Hill, MD

How to Launch a Student Docent Program
Leah Burgin, MA Candidate and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Education & Outreach Assistant, Brown University, Providence, RI

Responding to Funding Cuts as a Public Museum
Shuhang He, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Social Innovation and Sustainability
Matthew Mayer, Graduate Student, Chicago, IL