All Talks and Presentations

2008, "Reviving the Exhibition Critique Session at AAM." American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

2008, "You Can't Do That in Museums!" Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Philadelphia.

2008, "Meeting at the Crossroads: The Intersection of People and Science Exhibits." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Philadelphia.

2007, "Exhibitions that Changed My Life, II." American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Chicago.

2007, "Visitor Visions, Shared Realities." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Los Angeles.

2006, "Silverbacks and Youngbloods Debate the Future of Exhibitions." American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

2006, "Metaphorically Speaking: A Conversation about Metaphor, Imagination and Museums." American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

2006, "Many Voices: Strategies for Multivocal Exhibitions." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Richmond.

2006, "Passing the Torch." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Louisville.

2005, "The Status of Research on Learning Science within Informal Educational Settings: What Practitioners Want to Know." The National Academies, Washington, D. C.

2005, "An Armchair Tour of Interesting Exhibitions." American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Indianapolis.

2005, "Gutless No More: What Exhibits Should Science Centers Be Doing?" Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Richmond.

2005, "Cutting the Brake Lines: Discussion and Methods of Overcoming Self-Censorship." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Richmond.

2005, "Conversations with the Science Center Field, Part Deux: Exploring Partnerships." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Richmond.

2004, "Gardens of Earthly Science: Botanic Gardens as Earth Labs." Pacific Regional American Association of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta, Los Angeles.

2004, "The Science of Marketing and the Marketing of Science." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, San Jose, California.

2004, "Navigating Real and Conceptual Spaces." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, San Jose, California.

2004, "Beyond Best Practices." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, San Jose, California.

2004, "Innovations Insights with Bill Moggridge." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, San Jose, California.

2003, "In the Cave, Around the Campfire, and At The Well." International Council of Museums, CECA. Oaxaca, Mexico.

2003, "Confronting Demographic Denial: Retaining Relevancy in the New Millenium." American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Portland.

2003, "The Finding Significance Project: Testing Methods for Encouraging Personal Meaning-Making." American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Portland.

2003, "The Role of Contextual Design in Informal Learning Environments." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, St. Paul.

2003, "Discovering Soundscapes." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, St. Paul.

2003, "Developing a Vision for the Visitor Experience." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, St. Paul.

2003, "Integrating Marketing and Product Development." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, St. Paul.

2002, "The Role of Contextual Design in Informal Learning Environments." one-day workshop. Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Charlotte.

2002, "Studying Visitor Meaning-Making  at Exhibits." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Charlotte.

2002, "Working with Artists in Science Museums." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Charlotte.

2002, "Winning NSF Support." ASTC Professional Development Workshop, Washington, D.C.

2001, "Making Sense of Meaning Making." in "The Implications of Visitor Meaning-Making for Practice in Exhibition Development." American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, St. Louis.

2001, "Inside Out: The Makings of Outdoor Learning Environments." American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, St. Louis.

2001, "Finding Inspiration in the Arts." Association of Science-Technology Centers, Phoenix.

2001, "The Very Best Project Ideas." Sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Association of Science-Technology Centers, Phoenix.

2001, "Museum Trends I: Education and Entertainment = ?" Museum Educators of Southern California, Los Angeles.

2000, "Wondering About Wonder." Conference on Return to Wonder: Rethinking Museum Display in an Age of Didacticism. University of California, Santa Barbara.

2000, "Does Exhibition Design Really Matter to Visitors?" Association of Science-Technology Centers, Cleveland.

1999, "The Museum as Public Place." American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Cleveland.

1999, "Help! My Paradigm Shifted and I fell into the Crevasse." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Tampa.

1999, "Come One, Come All: The Quest for the Compelling Experience." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Tampa.

1992-1999, "Critiquing Museum Exhibitions." American Association of Museums Annual Meetings.

1998, "Measuring Impacts: Stakeholders Crossfire." Testimony at the Field Hearings of the National Science Board, Enriching Lives through Informal Education, Los Angeles.

1996, "The Dilemma of Constructivism: Do We Focus on the Learner at the Expense of What We Want to Teach?" Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Pittsburgh.

1996, "Formative Evaluation as an Iterative Process." Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, Pittsburgh.

1995, "Lost Between Picasso and the Classroom." Keynote Address, Visitor Studies Association Conference, St. Paul.

1995, "Laughing Matters." Association of Science-Technology Centers Conference, San Diego.

1995, "Bombs Away: The Cost of Controversy in Museum Exhibits." Association of Science-Technology Centers Conference, San Diego.

1994, "Exhibit Flops and Failures." American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Seattle.

1993, "Using Interactivity to Improve Exhibit Interpretation." Hawaii Museums Association Conference, Honolulu.

1992, "Small Natural History Museum Takes on Goliath, Or, So You Want to do Controversial Exhibits?" American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Baltimore.

1991, "Improving the Visitor Experience." Keynote Address at the Museums Alaska Annual Meeting, Haines.

1991, "INSIGHTS: A Retreat for Senior Museum Exhibition Professionals." Co-coordinator, National Association for Museum Exhibitions (NAME), Boulder.

1990, "Exhibit Planner: New Kid on the Block." American Association of Museum Annual Meeting, Chicago.

1990, "Critiquing Museum Exhibitions: Who Determines What's Good?" American Association of Museum Annual Meeting, Chicago.

1989, "Exhibition Development Institute." Faculty for a five-day intensive program sponsored by the Regional Council of Historical Agencies, Troy, New York.

1989, "Exhibition Design." National Exhibits Workshop, National Association of Museum Exhibition (NAME), Concord, New Hampshire.

1988, "Museum Exhibitions: Managing for a Successful Exhibitions Program." Museum Director's Institute. Regional Council of Historical Agencies, Oneonta, New York.

1988, "Dr. Dimension and the Rulers of the Universe: The Anatomy of an Interactive Exhibition. American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh.

1988, "Exhibition Design." Three-day seminar sponsored by JFK University and the Western Museums Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

1987, "Interactive? So What?" American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, San Francisco. 

1987, "The Children's Museum: A Laboratory for the Profession." American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

1987, "Collecting and the Children's Museum." American Association of Youth Museums Conference, San Francisco.