Wednesday 20th November, 2013
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Get the conference started vintage-style with Ignite MCN at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre. Built in the heart of Montreal’s Little Burgundy neighbourhood in 1912 during the silent movie era, the theatre is the only one of its kind to have survived almost unchanged inside and out. As a modern-day creative centre for the performing arts, what better venue than this to host the collective creativity of MCN. Ignite MCN will showcase a series of rapid-fire, five-minute talks from some of the most provocative thinkers in the museum field. The talks will follow the ”Ignite” format, in which presenters have five minutes and 20 slides (which advance automatically every 15 seconds) to enlighten, entertain and inspire. The event will feature nine speakers, sharing their experiences in a wide variety of disciplines.
•Dana Allen-Greil, Educational Technologist, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
•Douglas Hegley, Director of Technology, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
•Emily Lytle-Painter, Educational Technologist, J. Paul Getty Museum
•Luis Marcelo Mendes, Communications Consultant for Museums, Fundação Roberto Marinho
•Tim Svenonius, Producer, Interpretive Media, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
•Don Undeen, Manager, Media Lab, Metropolitan Museum of Art
•Chad Weinard, Manager of New Media, North Carolina Museum of Art
•Simone Wicha, Director, Blanton Museum of Art
Educational Technologist, National Gallery of Art
Dana leads digital strategy for education at the National Gallery of Art. She specializes in leveraging technology to help nonprofits engage constituents, demonstrate value, and stay relevant. Her past positions include: Account Director at Ogilvy Public Relations; Adjunct Faculty in Museum Studies at The George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University; Chief of Digital Outreach and Engagement at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History; and Online Communications & Publishing Coordinator at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Dana holds a B.A. in English from St. Mary's College of Maryland and an M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University.
Director of Technology, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Douglas Hegley moved into the world of museum technology in 1997, following earlier stints within higher education and pediatrics research. During 14 years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, he focused on implementing technology that served the mission of the institution, and on creating a dynamic and responsive technology operation. Later, his focus turned to the production and management of digital content, and sharing it across audiences. In 2011, he joined the staff of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as the Director of Technology. Mr. Hegley's current responsibilities include setting the vision and strategy for the technology and digital media initiatives at the museum, and leading projects through to completion. Throughout his career, he has endeavored to build open communication and active collaboration across organizations, and has served on several national-level boards and steering committees. With his formal background in Psychology, he has an underlying focus on human-computer interaction and the capacity for technology to augment and enhance the ways that people accomplish their goals.
Education Technologist, J. Paul Getty Museum
Emily Lytle-Painter, Educational Technologist, J. Paul Getty Museum Emily is interested in utilizing digital media to develop rich experiences for museum visitors, both in person and online. At the Getty, she is responsible for digital strategy, online content development and project management for Museum Education. Emily is also passionate about video and wants to talk about how museums can use it to tell better stories. She has a B.F.A. in Fashion Design from Pratt Institute of Design and an M.A. in Museum Studies from Indiana University.
Tim Svenonius is the Producer of Interpretive Media at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and performs varying roles in the creation of the museum's media content. He has been a key member of the museum's interpretive media team for more than a decade, applying his design and UX chops to many of SFMOMA's award-winning projects--web features, podcasts, mobile apps, the mobile tour and more. Tim is a regular presenter at the annual Museums and the Web and Museum Computer Network conferences.
Manager of MediaLab, Metropolitan Museum of Art
As technology continues to open the world of creative production to a broader spectrum of society, it's important for art museums to open their doors to new kinds of participation and engagement with their collections. As Manager of the Media Lab at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Don's job is to foster a creative ecosystem that encourages a dynamic engagement between museum staff and creative technologists, allowing the museum's content and expertise to inspire, while providing fresh ideas with the resources, venue, and freedom necessary to grow.
Consultor de Comunicação para Museus / FRM. Museum Communications Consultant. bio from Twitter
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