Concurrent Sessions

Wednesday

9:45-10:45 am


Interpretation Through Music
Track: Programs
Jon Beebe, James Barry
 
Decolonizing interpretation
Track: Inclusivity
Jane Beattie, Bill Gwaltney
 
It's Our Time to Empower All Staff
Track: Management
Tara Tucker Humphreys, Ben Horstmann
 
Shaping the Future: Cultivating Quality Staff
Track: Management
Rita M. Peralta, Julie Gurnee
 
Combating Erasure through Interpretation
Track: Inclusivity
Chy'Na Nellon, Agnolia Gay
 
Interpretation & Structured Experience Theory
Track: Research
Andrew Lacanienta, Gary Ellis, Andrew Lacanienta, Patti Freeman, Kelly Jiang
 
Hiking Through History
Track: Programs
Dave Tobey, Dena Matteson, Josh Chilton, Cathy Runge, Reta Barkley
 
Telling the American (Indian) Story
Track: Inclusivity
Mandy Elaine Van Heuvelen, Ami Temarantz
 
Low Tech Exhibit Solutions in the Digital Age
Track: Media
Wendy Weirich, Joe Lenkey, Salvatore Perconti
 
Interpretation In Today's Society
Track: Leadership I think this is more a program
Michael Polazzo
 

11:00 am–12:00 pm


Tourism, interpretation and tour guides
Track: Inclusivity
Amy Lethbridge, Tracey Gage, Maricar Donato
 
Rising to the Challenge: Difficult History
Track: Programs
Laura Kilcer, Jennifer Dyer, Erin Greenwald, Jenny Schwartzberg
 
Training Interpreters: Who Are We Missing?
Track: Leadership
Brenda K. Lackey, Valeria Klitsounova, Ph.D.
 
Meet Them Where They Are: The Pop Up Program
Track: Programs
Bonnie V. McGuire, Judith Velosky
 
Citizen Science: Projects for People & Place
Track: Management
Carolyn Harwood
 
The Future is Queer: And so is the Past!
Track: Inclusivity
Casey Bries
 
ABMC World War I Interpretation Then and Now
Track: Programs
Alec Bennett
 
Nature Center Issues and Solutions Roundtable
Track: Management
Jill Snyder, Amy Roell, Brian Thill, Jim Fitzpatrick
 
Interpretation, Zero: Place, For the Win!
Track: Research
Brian E. Forist
 
Anti-Meaning and Interpretation Practice
Track: Research
Donald McLean

1:30–3:00 pm


REMOTE SESSION
Creating Successful School Partnerships 
Track: Programs
Monica Pasos
 
REMOTE SESSION
The Bird Grasshoppers and the Bees 
Track: Programs
Zack Lemann

REMOTE SESSION
Historic Homes and Tourism: The Special Issues We Face Today
Track: Programs
Megan Koza Mitchell
 
How to Grow a Great Guide: Manage for Awesome
Track: Management
Munju Monique Ravindra
 
Storytelling in the Age of Cyberspace
Track: Programs
Lisa Henderson
 
Interpreting America's Racial History
Track: Inclusivity
R. Elon Cook
 
Guests Ask the Silliest Questions!
Track: Programs
Michael Anthony Carter
 
What is 21st Century Interpretation?
Track: Programs
Erica S. Wheeler, Brian Forist, Ted Cable 
 
Invisible Resources: Evaluation on a Budget
Track: Research
Maggie Ryan Sandford, Amanda Degidio
 
Wanted: Brave Leaders Ready for Change
Track: Career
Mark Madden, Shawn Halifax, Kim Coleman, Katie Burlison, John McKay
 
Two Audiences for Your Federal Resume
Track: Career
Hugh J. Hawthorne
 
Opportunities for Behavioral Change
Track: Management
Kevin Wright
 
Creating Inclusive Spaces Through Language
Track: Inclusivity
Krystle N. Ramos
 

3:15–4:15 pm


Infusing Nature Camps with Fantasy
Track: Programs
Jared Little, Mick Garrett
 
My Favorite Mistake: Experience Learning
Track: Programs
Bill Gwaltney, John Luzader

It's our time to address contemporary issues
Track: Research
Eric Knackmuhs
 
Is it time for robot interpreters?
Track: Leadership
Keith William Miller, Riaz Zaidi
 
Interpreter, Educator, Marketer?
Track: Career
Sarah Helwick Lisle, Erica Bettross, Angela Walton
 
Time to Escape Everyday History
Track: Programs
Michelle Riter 
 
Logic Models for Training and Evaluation
Track: Management
Ann-Marie Lisi
 
The Essential Elements of Interpretive Writing
Track: Media
Alan Leftridge
 
Drones: Coming to a Site Near You!
Track: Management
Philip Smartt
 
Sustainable Internships that Work for All
Track: Management
Tom Mullin, Theresa Coble, Timothy Makubuya
 
 

Thursday

8:30–10:00 am


Plan Be Nimble, Plan Be Quick
Track: Management
Kevin Damstra, Ira Bletz
 
Science Served Family Style
Track: Programs
Sara Mitchell, Sarah Eyermann
 
From great interpreter to great supervisor
Track: Career
Jose Luis Chavez, Juliann Chavez
 
Volunteer Engagement vs. Management
Track: Management
Jim Covel, Toya Jervay (posthumous)
 
Creating Connections to Animals
Track: Programs
Aimee Jennifer Chlebnik, Sarena Gill, Sarah Peterson, Melissa Hill, Suzanne Zgraggen
 
UMSL’s Heritage Leader Interview Project
Track: Research
Theresa G. Coble, Carl Hoagland, Phyllis Balcerzak, Timothy Makubuya, Keith Miller
 
Hands-on STEM as 21st Century Interpretation
Track: Programs
Keliann LaConte
 
From First Nature Moments to Life-long Career
Track: Leadership
Julio Soria, Amy Lethbridge, Vianey Moreno, Jose Garcia, Militza Tapia, Juan Casarez

Are You Ready For (Conservation) Action?
Track: Programs
Melissa Casteel King
 
It's About Time for Diversity & Inclusion
Track: Inclusivity
Angela Yau

10:00–11:00 am


Marketplace of Ideas

Service Learning: Training on the Front Line
Jacquie Medina

Interpretation in Greece-some thoughts
Petros Tryfonopoulos

Urban Park Interpretation for Visitor Health
Michael Huffman

Can science signs help you connect to nature?
Laura Waldo-Semken

Citizen Science using NASA’s GLOBE Observer
Peder Nelson

Designing Media for Future Interpreters
Emma Phifer, Brenda K. Lackey, PhD

Rare Bird Effect
Don R. Simons

10:45 am–12:15 pm


REMOTE SESSION
Methodology of Historic Cooking Demonstrations as Interpretive Tools
Track: Programs
Katie Burlison
 
REMOTE SESSION
Intentional Inclusion in Interpretation
Track: Inclusivity
Mathew Brady McKellar

REMOTE SESSION
REAL Stories: Legends and Lore in Suburbia
Track: Programs
Janet Emily Demarest
 
Forging Emotional Connections Through Empathy
Track: Programs
Jim Covel, Terry Joyce
 
DEI in NAI: A Strategic Step Forward
Track: Inclusivity
Parker McMullen Bushman, Brian E. Forist, Kelli English
 
Retired or Retiring? Make New Connections!
Track: Career
Sharol Eilleen Nelson-Embry, Karin Hostetter, Nona Henderson
 
Create multilevels within your volunteer core
Track: Management
Jane King Silberstein, Pamela Byrnes, Simone Mortan
 
Enduring Hwéeldi
Track: Management
Morgen Alix Young, Manuelito Wheel, Aaron Roth, Patrick Moore, Bryan Potter
 
Interview Skills: How to do it Right!
Track: Career
Anne Elizabeth Kassebaum
 
Who’s Got Time to Link Research to Practice?
Track: Management
Mary Andrusyk
 
Truth Is Not Fact
Track: Leadership
Andre Copeland
 
Time to Shine a Light on Sociocultural Equity
Track: Inclusivity
Scott Kreps

12:00–1:00 pm


Marketplace of Ideas

Activating an Innovative Interpretive Space
David Cohen

Coastal Night Skies: Education & Exploration
Brent Alexander Everitt

Mobile Ranger Station: Traveling Park Show
Dugan Smith

Stars, Planets, Climate and More! NASA for Interpreters
Anita Davis

Building Common Ground at Smithsonian Gardens
Erin Clark

1:30–2:30 pm


Marketplace of Ideas

UMSL Presents: Heritage Leadership Research
Carmell, Herndon, Lowthain, Moffatt, Smaistria

UMSL Presents: Heritage Leadership Research
Canaday, Clemens, Gillis, Hurd, Mitchell, Romero, Rowland

UMSL Presents: Heritage Leadership Research
Cantrell, Donlan, Silovsky

UMSL Presents: Heritage Leadership Research
Markle, Newton, Stuart

UMSL Presents: Heritage Leadership Research
Theresa G. Coble 
Harper, Hudanick, Miller, Straatmann, White

Innovative approach to connecting youth
Credell Walls

Sgt. York: Impacts of a War Hero’s Legacy
Laura Franklin

Beyond the Traditional
Ashley Elizabeth Adams

2:30–4:30 pm


REMOTE SESSION
Creating a New Normal: How We Changed the Model of Our Visitor Services Department
Track: Programs
Daniel Hammer, Joanna Robinson

REMOTE SESSION
Faces of Culture 
Track: Programs
Karen Armagost, Bud Holmes
 
Emerging Methods for the Modern Interpreter
Track: Programs
Mary McCormac, Bevin Carithers, Mary McCormac, Donna Forrest
 
A New & Innovative Approach to Accessibility
Track: Media
Nancy Stimson, Ray Bloomer, Michele Hartley, Sherril York, Paula Beale
 
Explore How People Learn & Concept Mapping
Track: Leadership
Karen Burns, Kristin Evans
 
Now is Our Time for a Climate Dialogue!
Track: Programs
John M. Morris, Matt Holly, Anita Davis, Jenna Giddens, Becky Lacome
 
Interpreting Death
Track: Programs
Paul J. Caputo, Vincent Jacot, Sheyna Marcey, Maria Parisi, Amy Roell, Kim Strader

Embracing Difficult History
Track: Leadership
Matthew Murphy, John Moran, Emily Jacobs, Stephen Cote
 
The Evolving Craft of Interpretation
Track: Leadership
Katie Bliss, John Rudy
 
How to Craft Strong Interpretive Themes
Track: Programs
Jon Kohl
 
Spice it Up! Louisiana's Multicultural Gumbo
Track: Inclusivity
Elista Istre
 
Nature & Learner-centered Interpretation
Track: Leadership
Kevin Beals
  
 

Friday

10:15 am–12:15 pm


REMOTE SESSION
A Museum of a Place: The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Ever-Adapting Preservation Mission
Track: Programs
Daniel Hammer, Howard Margot, Courtney Williams, Michael Shoriak, 
 
REMOTE SESSION
Preservation Hall: It's More Than Just Music 
Track: Programs
Ashley Shabankareh
 
REMOTE SESSION
Cabinet of Curiosities
Track: Media
Victoria Baird
 
Wild Writing: Timeless Tools, Creative Courage
Track: Media
Judy Fort Brenneman

Interpreting American Indian
Track: Inclusivity
Nancy Stimson, Charles Davis Sina, Bear Eagle, Karen Wilde
 
CIGT/CIHT Instructor Forum
Track: Management
Emily Jacobs, Kathy Evans
 
Value of Interpretation at Zoos and Aquariums
Track: Programs
Sarena Randall Gill, Steve Gerkin, Kevin Wright
 
Co-Development and Community Collaboration
Track: Inclusivity
Kelli English, Kyrie Kellett
 
Thinking Deeper with Stimulating Simulations
Track: Programs
Teresa Kathleen Root
 
Storing and Sharing our Digital Media
Track: Media
Amanda Kay Sweeney

Deepening Visitor Engagement Through Journals
Track: Programs
Emilie Lygren

The Visitors Voice: Audience-Center Programs
Track: Programs
Betty Lyle

1:30–2:30 pm


Time to Talk: Connecting Through Conversation
Track: Programs
Annie Hepp, Jeff Davis
 
Toddling Across the Bridge of Interpretation
Track: Programs
Stacy Gray, Hollie Sanders
 
Future is Now: VR and AR in curriculum design
Track: Research
Chay Rees Runnels, Shelby Gull Laird, Theresa Coble
 
Our Perspective as the Primary Narrative
Track: Inclusivity
Leland Thomas, Shirley Jackon, Donald Sabori
 
Coloring Outside the Lines
Track: Media
Cassie Branstetter, Ray Radigan
 
Strategies for a More Inclusive CIG
Track: Inclusivity
Amy V. Lethbridge, Jane Beattie, Marissa Llanes, Toya Jervay
 
Small Yet Mighty Writing Interpretive Captions
Track: Media
Sarah Helwick Lisle
 
Habitats for Children and Outdoor Learning
Track: Research
Joshua Edward Hunter
 
Accessible Interpretive Exhibit Media
Track: Media
Andrew Devich

2:45–3:45 pm


Future-proofing the Interpretive Plan Process
Track: Leadership
Kate Aitchison, Cynthia Roberts
 
Festivals, Fairs, Fetes and Fiestas
Track: Programs
Minden Castle, Christina Garcia, Jenna Scimeca
 
The Evolution of a Trailhead
Track: Programs
Clark Hancock 
 
Using Parks as Platform for Teen Voices
Track: Inclusivity
Lucien Sonder, Guilder Ramirez, NoeMesha Williams
 
Engaging Audiences in STEM & Storytelling
Track: Programs
Christina Cid, Debbie Siegel, Jon Nelson, Theresa Coble
 
Does Media influence visitor behavior?
Track: Media
Alexis Leigh Sohlden
 
Conversation is the Key to Connecting!
Track: Programs
Ruth S. Dultz
 
Enrich Guided Hikes with Classical Music
Track: Programs
Dave Sutherland
 
Man vs. Wild: Hands-on Human Ecology Lessons
Track: Programs
Howard Aprill
 
Revolutionary Art of the Black Panthers
Track: Media
Ramsey Harris
 





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