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Creating Spaces to Foster Creativity and Innovation

Tuesday, October 31 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT

Museum professionals want to provide opportunities for visitors to be innovative and creative. But how can spaces be designed that are both functional and inspiring? This webinar focuses on the elements of successful creative environments, which foster innovation while being practical for those working in and managing the spaces. Tricia Edwards from the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation will share recent research findings, as well as tips on adapting lessons learned from inventors and innovators to a museum setting.

Speaker
Tricia Edwards, Head of Education, Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

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Measuring Social Impact

Tuesday, December 19 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

It has become increasingly important for informal learning institutions to demonstrate the impact they have within their communities. Join this webinar to learn new practices for measuring social impact, including measurement how-tos, simple research methods, and working with partners, policymakers, funders, and other key stakeholders.

Speakers
Stephen Ashton, PhD, Director of Audience Research and Development, Thanksgiving Point
Kari Ross Nelson, Research and Evaluation, Thankgiving Point

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Starting Small: Launching a Museum and University Partnership

Tuesday, January 30 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

Best of InterActivity 2017: Many museum professionals want to collaborate with university researchers, and vice versa. But how do you start, especially if you work at a small, mid-sized, or newer museum? How do you ensure that the partnership is mutually beneficial? Join this webinar to learn replicable strategies from a partnership between the Children's Museum Tucson and the University of Arizona. Take-aways include possible first steps for developing such collaborations.

Speakers
Cecile McKee, PhD, Research, Discovery, and Innovation Professor, Linguistics Department, University of Arizona
Autumn Rentmeester, Director of Development and Operations, Children's Museum Tucson/Oro Valley
Elly Zimmer, Research Affiliate, University of Arizona

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