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June 30 – EMP Summer Workshop

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EMP Summer Workshop: What the Tech?
Tuesday, June 30th | 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Treetops, San Diego Zoo

A professional development workshop exploring how San Diego museums are engaging new technologies to support the Visitor Experience, Fundraising, and Mission fulfillment.

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Could your institution use a push into the 21st century? Do you want to stay relevant to a new generation of plugged in, media savvy visitors? Want to better connect with your audiences on all levels? With the ongoing development of mobile technologies and online platforms, museums are finding themselves with a wide variety of new tools to support their missions. These tools can enhance the museum experience for visitors inside and outside of the institution. They can provide staff with new ways to understand and reach out to their audiences and donors by creating targeted campaigns. While there is not a one size fits all approach to technology and museums, this workshop is intended to be a catalyst for attendees to consider how different devices or programs could support new and ongoing initiatives within their institutions.

Join San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals on June 30th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Treetops Room at the San Diego Zoo for a professional development workshop discovering the ways that museums are using tech. We are thrilled to have guest speakers from the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park Online Collaborative, and Classy (a local fundraising platform for social causes). Following the presentations, attendees will work together to brainstorm new uses of technologies in the fields of visitor experience, fundraising, and mission fulfillment in a mini-workshop.

Missed the workshop? Have no fear, you can catch all of the presentations here!
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This workshop is made possible by the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park Online Collaborative, and your contributions. Thank you for your support!

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May 7 – “Throw Back Thursday” Happy Hour at the San Diego History Center

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Thursday, May 7th
6pm – 8pm
San Diego History Center

The San Diego History Center and San Diego Magazine have teamed up to bring 21-and over Centennial Celebration excitement to Balboa Park on May 7, from 6-8pm. “Throwback Thursdays” blend an evening of hosted food and cocktails, with education, music and games. Three events in 2015 will be themed to various aspects of the 1915 Panama-Canal Exposition. With the History Center providing the unique setting dedicated to that event and San Diego Magazine’s reputation for throwing memorable parties, this event is going to be truly one-of-a kind.

The educational portion of the event will lecture from noted historian, Dr. Iris Engstrand, and curator of the current History Center exhibition San Diego Invites the World, the exhibit showcasing the 1915 Panama-California Exposition prompted the building of Balboa Park and put San Diego on the world map. Attendees will also receive free admission access to the History Center’s two Exposition-oriented exhibitions: Masterworks: Art of the Exposition Era and San Diego Invites the World.

The Expo-themed event also features hosted lite bites and cocktails from some of San Diego’s premier caterers and craft cocktail purveyors like: Coast Catering, Eco Cater and Please & Thank You Liquor Bar and a DJ spinning turn-of-the-20th century tunes, remixed to modern beats as well as games and a Tweet wall.

Click here to purchase tickets

Member: $20
Non-Member: $25

EMP Members receive a $15 discount.
Email sandiegoemp@gmail.com for the code! 

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May 20 – Perspectives on Museum Leadership at All Levels

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Aligning Leadership with Organizational and Career Goals
Wednesday, May 20th
10:45am – 1:15pm

San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals and the Balboa Park Learning Institute is partnering with the American Alliance of Museums to host a webinar series focused on museum leadership across the organization. In this three-part webcast series, leadership experts and museum directors will engage in a frank conversation supported by leadership case studies about the skills needed to be an adaptive leader at any level in today’s museums.

Bring lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided.

We are hosting the Wednesday, May 20th webinar:

Aligning Leadership with Organizational and Career Goals: May 20
Leadership experts and museum colleagues will discuss how to strategically align and balance personal leadership skills, the goals of the museum, and personal and professional career trajectories. We will offer museum case studies, facilitated discussion and a strategic career plan activity that you can employ to help your leadership goals.

Click here to register

Learn about the other webinar series on Balboa Park Learning Institute’s event page: click here