Business Operations

Friday, September 28, 2018

2:00 PM-5:00 PM


Up the Learning Curve: Tips and Networking for New CEOs and Senior Leaders
Session Leader:
Charlie Trautmann, Director Emeritus, Sciencenter
Presenters:
Alison Brown, President and CEO, Science Museum of Minnesota, Lesley Lewis, Past Chair of ASTC and former CEO, Ontario Science Centre, Lara Litchfield-Kimber, Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Pelle Persson, Past Chair of ASTC and former Director, Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, Dennis Schatz, Senior Advisor, Pacific Science Center, Gillian Thomas, former Interim CEO, Association of Science-Technology Centers, Washington, D.C., and former President and CEO, Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, David Ucko, former President, Science City at Union Station, Carol Valenta, former Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Saint Louis Science Center and Barry Van Deman, President and CEO, Museum of Life and Science

Saturday, September 29, 2018

11:15 AM-12:30 PM


Back to School: How University Partnerships Can Save the Day
Session Leader:
Catherine Klingler, Curator/Director, Schisler Museum & McMunn Planetarium
Session Moderator:
Catherine Klingler, Curator/Director, Schisler Museum & McMunn Planetarium
Presenters:
Michele Crowl, Director of Education, Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, Christopher Rasure, Executive Director, Discovery Science Place/University of Texas Tyler, Tabatha Yang, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, Elizabeth Record, Curator, Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, CNS, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Indiana University and Itzel Gutierrez, Program Coordinator, Girlstart

2:00 PM-3:15 PM


Museums as Models of Environmental Innovation: The Science Museum of Minnesota Demonstrates Cutting-edge Energy Performance (Poster Presentation)
Session Leader:
Pat Hamilton, Director, Global Change Initiatives, Science Learning Division, Science Museum of Minnesota
Presenter:
Pat Hamilton, Director, Global Change Initiatives, Science Learning Division, Science Museum of Minnesota

Securing Major Public Support through Partnerships at the City, County, and State Levels
Session Leader:
Joseph Moore, Principal, EMS Consulting
Session Moderator:
Joseph Moore, Principal, EMS Consulting
Presenters:
Lin Erickson, Executive Director and CEO, Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology, Lew Crampton, President, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium and Salvatore Panto, Mayor, City of Easton

The Connectory: Connecting Youth to STEM Learning Opportunities to Explore, Discover, and Create (Poster Presentation)
Session Leader:
Erin Hogeboom, Community Development and Network Strategy Manager, National Girls Collaborative
Presenter:
Karen Peterson, Chief Executive Officer, National Girls Collaborative

4:30 PM-5:45 PM


Creating a Culture of Staff Safety in the Face of Emboldened Guests
Session Leader:
Kate Higbee, Director, Guest Experiences, Museum of Science and Industry
Presenters:
Carla Thacker, Deputy Director, Guest Experiences, Museum of Science and Industry and Joseph Hernandez, Manager of Guest and Member Services, Adler Planetarium

Professional Learning Planning: A Model for Organizational Staff Development
Session Leader:
Margaret Glass, Director, Professional Development, Association of Science-Technology Centers
Presenters:
Joe Heimlich, Senior Researcher, COSI, Dennis Schatz, Senior Advisor, Pacific Science Center, Kris Morrissey, Director, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington and Martin Storksdieck, Director, Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, Oregon State University

Sunday, September 30, 2018

10:15 AM-11:30 AM


Corporate Money—Memberships, Sponsorships, Grants, and Relationships, Oh My!
Session Leader:
Terry Billie, Development Manager, Museum of Life and Science
Presenters:
Andrew Russell, Senior Director, Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations, Boston Museum of Science, Summer Scarlatelli, STEM Center for Education and Career Development Manager, Museum of Discovery and Science and John Bourdeaux, Vice President of Advancement, Connecticut Science Center

The Role of Scientific Voices in the Public Education of Critical Science Literacy Issues (Poster Presentation)
Session Leader:
Anna Relyea, Director, Strategic Communications, Ontario Science Centre
Presenters:
Andrea Bandelli, Executive Director, Science Gallery International and Jesse Hildebrand, Founder, Science Literacy Week, Natural Science & Engineering Research Council of Canada

1:45 PM-3:00 PM


Beyond Bonuses: Reinventing Employee Engagement and Retention
Session Leader:
Molly Engleking, Supervisor, Data Analytics, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Presenters:
Kate Higbee, Director, Guest Experiences, Museum of Science and Industry, Ann Tanner, Master Builder, Science and Leaders, Museum of Science and Industry and Kalie Sacco, Research Associate and Coordinator of Special Initiatives, The Lawrence Hall of Science

Monday, October 1, 2018

9:15 AM-10:30 AM


A Business within a Business: How Research Centers Drive Both Impact and Revenue
Session Leader:
Lisa Regalla, Deputy Director, Center for Childhood Creativity, Bay Area Discovery Museum
Session Moderator:
Lisa Regalla, Deputy Director, Center for Childhood Creativity, Bay Area Discovery Museum
Presenters:
Lisa Brahms, Director of Learning and Research, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Ilona Iłowiecka-Tańska, Head of the Research Department, Copernicus Science Center and Katie McMillan Culp, Chief Learning Officer, New York Hall of Science

Digging Deeper: Grassroots Efforts to Build a More Equitable and Inclusive Staff Culture
Session Leader:
Treloar Bower, Manager of Program Development, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Presenters:
Joe Imholte, Vice President of Museum Experience, Science Museum of Minnesota, Lisa Thompson, Exhibit Developer, Natural History Museum of Utah and Catherine Paisley, Vice President, Science Education & Experience, Ontario Science Centre

2:30 PM-3:45 PM


Embracing Industry: Aligning Funders with Your Mission
Session Leader:
Elizabeth Fleming, Project Manager, Roto
Presenters:
Tony Auseon, Principal, Roto, Joel Brennan, President and CEO, Discovery World, Marisa Wigglesworth, President and CEO, Buffalo Museum of Science, Joe Cytacki, Vice President, Exhibits and Programs, Museum of Discovery and Science, David Cinquino, Director of Exhibits, Buffalo Museum of Science and John Emmerich, Director of Exhibits and Experiences, Discovery World

4:15 PM-5:30 PM


Threading the Needle with Partnerships: Meeting Funders’ Expectations and Your Partners’ Multiple Agendas
Session Leader:
Andrea Durham, VP, Exhibits, Digital, and Evaluation, Science World
Presenters:
Greg DeFrancis, Director of Education, Montshire Museum of Science and Patricia Verheyden, Consultant, Patricia Verheyden Consulting