Events Professional Development

April 18: Workshop: Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

April 18 | 6 – 8 PM | The New Children’s Museum

It takes seven seconds to make a first impression, so why not start off on the right foot with an elevator pitch that is professional, memorable and confident? San Diego EMP is here to help you craft a 30-second pitch to help you ride the elevator all the way to the top!

Alison Urban, long time education specialist for organizations such as the San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Playhouse and Michael Warburton, Director of Parkwide Communications at the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership will facilitate.

Come prepared to practice your elevator pitch in a supportive, collaborative environment!

Suggested donation: $10
Includes free elevator pitch resource, snacks, and parking

The New Children’s Museum
200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Free Parking!
The parking garage is located directly behind the museum and is accessible from either Front or Union Street. Park only in GREEN museum spots. Please arrive between 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm for parking. Parking is only available during the event. The garage is not accessible after the event. Any cars parked outside of a museum spot or left after the event are subject to towing.

Learn More About Our Presenters!

Michael Warburton: Director, Parkwide Marketing, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership

Michael is currently the Director, Parkwide Communications for the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, a non-profit supporting 30 organizations residing on the 1,200 acre Balboa Park campus. In this role, he is focused on building the Balboa Park brand and positioning the Park as a must-visit destination. Michael was formerly the Associate Director of Communications for the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, among other leadership roles held during his 20+ years with the non-profit San Diego Zoo Global.

Alison Urban, PhD Student, UC San Diego

Alison Urban is a second-year PhD student. She holds a B.A.Honors in Drama in Education & Community from University of Windsor and a M.A. in Drama with a specialization in Theatre for Social Action from University of Alberta. Prior to studying at UC San Diego, Alison was the Associate Director of Education & Outreach at La Jolla Playhouse working with schools to bring drama based cross-curricular arts integration into classrooms. Areas of interest include theatre with youth at-risk, Theatre of the Oppressed, cultural memory, and informal education. Based on her nine years as an educator at the San Diego Zoo, Alison is focusing her research on theatre in museum spaces. Career highlights include joker training with Augusto Boal, handling endangered species, and learning to drive a double-decker bus!