THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2022
8:00AM–9:00AM: Coffee & Check-In
9:00AM–9:30AM: Opening Town Hall
The Opening Remarks will include a Land Acknowledgement and information about CAM's Equity Action Plan.
Sponsored in part by MATT Construction
9:30AM–10:30AM: The Evolving Workplace: Museums Go Hybrid (Plenary Panel Session)
As museum workforces returned to the office following the initial shutdowns caused by the COVID19 pandemic, definitions of the new work day have shifted. How is leadership navigating an increasing demand for work/life balance, flexible hours, and maintaining equitability while staff is working remotely? This session was created by CAM's Strategic Action Committee.
Moderator: Chelsea Anderson, Public Program Coordinator, The Getty
Presenters: Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education and Environmental Programs, The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands; Mark Katrikh, Director of Operations and Experience, Museum of Tolerance; Angie Velasquez, Director of Human Resources, Museum of Latin American Art; Jessica Hanson York, Deputy Director and Chief Advancement Officer, Mingei International Museum
10:45AM–11:45AM: Solutions for Equity in Education: 2021 Superintendent's Award Winning Projects (Plenary Panel Session)
This session will feature representatives from the winning projects of the 2021 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education, with a special emphasis on educational inequities addressed by their projects. Come learn about these projects and some tips on how to structure museum programs to reach underserved students.
Moderator: Demetri Broxton, Senior Director of Education, Museum of the African Diaspora
Presenters: Pooja Di Giovanna, Board Member, National Steinbeck Center; Danielle Groak, Associate Educator for School Programs, Skirball Cultural Center; Lindzy Bivings, Senior Manager, School & Community Programs, California Academy of Sciences; Whitney Raser, Director of Education, San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
11:45AM–12:45PM: Lunch included with registration
1:00PM–2:00PM: It's Brutal Out Here: The Future of Museum Work for Emerging Professionals (Plenary Panel Session)
A panel for all museum professionals! Join board members from San Diego's Emerging Museum Professionals to discuss the shifting climate and culture of early career professionals. Panelists will discuss the challenges and future of museum work, and how affordable programming and partnerships can help emerging museum workers navigate the field.
Presenters: Mikee Ferran, Museum Exhibition and Visual Arts Manager, California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum; Tiona Lyons-King, Visitor Services Lead, Mingei International Museum; Jon Osio Lardizabal, Marketing and Events Coordinator, PARU
2:15PM–2:45PM: Tactile Photographs & Accessibility at the Riverside Art Museum (Plenary Case Study Session)
How can art museums create tactile art experiences for their Blind/visually impaired visitors? Come learn how the Riverside Art Museum is partnering with Blindness Support Services to host a graduate student thesis project that increases accessibility of the museum experience for persons who live with some form of visual impairment.
Presenters: Clara Dawson, Museum Studies Graduate Student, University of Washington; Pete Benavidez, President and CEO, Blindness Support Services Inc.
3:00PM–3:30PM: Sharing Space: Mingei International Museum's Community Mondays Program (Plenary Case Study Session)
Presenters will share how Mingei's new Community Mondays program, focused on sharing its new theater, free of charge, with under-resourced arts and culture organizations, community groups and artists, is key to its commitment to increase access to all. Attendees will learn how the program has expanded Museum audiences and collaborations.
Presenters: Caroline Nordquist, Associate Director of Advancement, Mingei International Museum; Cristina Godinez, Community Liaison, Mingei International Museum
3:45PM–4:15PM: Divided Together Podcast Series: Exploring Separation and Unification Related to the U.S.-Mexico Border (Plenary Case Study Session)
The Divided Together podcast, developed by California State Parks at Border Field, reveals topics that involve separation and unification related to the border. The podcast features people with direct experience and knowledge, including the First Peoples, the Kumeyaay, highlighting how the nation is divided by the border and their land use practices.
Presenters: Anne Marie Tipton, Education Coordinator, Tijuana River NERR; Ana Gloria Rodriguez, Educator, Kumeyaay Community College
5:00PM–8:00PM: Reception at Mingei International Museum
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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022
Choose your own adventure! Participate in a special tour for CAM Across California attendees and/or enjoy free admission to a San Diego museum.
*Program schedule subject to change. A final schedule will be emailed to all registered participants in advance of the mini-conference.
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