Monday, April 26, 2021 - Wednesday, May 26, 2021
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Eastern Time
Let’s sharpen the audience engagement tools in our toolkit for the virtual long game.
Developed in collaboration with the IUPUI Museum Studies Program and Wisconsin Historical Society, this new learning series will provide context for understanding “virtual” as a method of practice—one with a long history in the museum profession—while unlocking the potential for online programming to become a long-term solution for community access, outreach and engagement.
We’ll answer many of your burning questions about:
How to prepare minds, young and old, for virtual learning and participation
How our minds process, interpret and understand media
How to negotiate attention spans and engage the senses to attract attention
How to communicate effectively in a virtual setting
How to build trust or create a sense of community
How to ensure virtual interactions and information is accessible and inclusive of individuals with diverse needs
How other museums assess and measure success of digital/virtual programs and experiences
This multi-modal learning series – part on-demand, part live, all virtual – kicks off on Monday, April 26 with a live session. Presenters will then share insights and best practices through a series of on-demand podcast episodes and 30-minute deep dive sessions. The capstone of this program will be live Q&A sessions with our panel of experts. Some registration levels also include participation in peer discussion groups (optional, of course).
We’ll be offering ASL interpretation, captioning, and/or transcripts for live and on-demand sessions. Come as you are, learn at your own pace, and participate in discussions at a level comfortable for you.
The statements and opinions expressed by panelists, hosts, attendees, or other participants of this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor are endorsed by, the American Alliance of Museums.