A Business within a Business: How Research Centers Drive Both Impact and Revenue

Monday, October 1, 2018: 9:15 AM-10:30 AM
Meeting Room 17 (Connecticut Convention Center)
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

Research centers housed in museums from around the globe will join forces to showcase their models. Hear how these research centers advance the missions of their organizations while also driving revenue. Panelists will share both the affordances and tensions of the complex relationship among research, museum practice, and revenue strategies.

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