February: CAM Mini-Conference

February 20| 6 – 8 PM | The Fleet Science Center

Can’t make it to this year’s California Association of Museum’s conference? Then join your fellow EMPs for a CAM mini-conference at the Fleet Science Center, February 20th! Presenters from local museums will give condensed versions of their CAM conference talks before coming together for a panel Q&A.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network and ask questions of industry experts in a variety of museum fields including collections, inclusion, and technology.



Moderator: Julia Falkowski, San Diego EMP Communications Co-Chair, Content Designer at Intuit and CAM Presenter: “Top Tech Trends and Why They Matter.”

Barbara Forsyth, Senior Manager of Collections and Exhibitions, Mingei International Museum, Presenter: “Earthquakes, Earth Shakes, Fire and Other Natural Disasters.”

Mallory Genauer, Education Coordinator, Barona Cultural Center & Museum, Presenter: “Incorporating Native Voice: Bridging our Ways of Knowing.”

Joaquin Ortiz, Director of Innovation, Museum of Photographic Arts, Moderator: “Making the Mix Work: Access and Inclusion for People with Cognitive, Learning, and Physical Disabilities.”

Alexis O’Banion, Creative Director & Technology Strategist at Mingei International Museum, Presenter: “Top Tech Trends and Why They Matter.”


Ticket: $10 includes mini-conference content, access to speakers and light refreshments.

Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Parking can be found in the lot behind the Fleet Science Center off of Space Theater Way.



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2019: The Year of Big I.D.E.A.S.!

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San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals is proud to announce our 2019 theme: “Big I.D.E.A.S.”

As an acronym, IDEAS stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Sustainability.

These words are concepts, both concrete and abstract, that we encounter daily in the museum communities and beyond. While they have always been important to San Diego EMP and our programming, we’re excited to take a deep-dive into them with you this year!

What does inclusion mean to you? Diversity and equity? Accessibility and sustainability?

We plan to keep these ideas in the forefront as we invite you to join us for twelve carefully-crafted programs this year. From craft and conversations to hands-on workshops to helpful professional development panels… stay tuned for what is to come!

Stay connected with us on Facebook for event announcements!

Cheers to 2019,

San Diego EMP

January 4: 2019 Kick Off: Liberty Station Museum Crawl

January 4| 6 – 8 PM | Liberty Station, meet @ Cafe Mingei

Join your fellow EMPs to celebrate the New Year with a museum crawl during Friday Night Liberty! On the first Friday of each month, Liberty Station is open late for guests to explore museums, meet working artists, and enjoy live performances. We’ll meet at Café Mingei at 6:00 pm for a hot beverage before checking out the nearby museums.

General Timeline:

  • 6:00-6:20 pm – Meet at Cafe Mingei
  • 6:30-7:00 pm – New Americans Museum
  • 7:00-7:30 pm – Visions Art Museum
  • 7:30-8:00 pm – Watercolor Society
  • If you want to stick around after 8 pm, check out the Rady Children’s Ice Rink with the crew!


If you’re joining the crawl later or running late, please send us a Facebook message here to locate us!

IMPORTANT: Don’t miss this event because will be announcing our 2019 theme AND the recipient of a 2019 CAM conference registration (details here)!

There’s plenty of free parking in Liberty Station.
Cost/Donation: $5 donation

Café Mingei, Liberty Station
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
Dick Laub NTC Command Center, Building 200

2640 Historic Decatur Rd
San Diego, CA 92106



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