Come to our GenX session at CAM and maybe you’ll win a button!
It’s been almost two years since we started this movement and community, and the Gen X Museum gang is back together again – this time for the California Association of Museum‘s annual conference in lovely Napa, California.
Join me and this diverse group of museum GenXers for our session: Generation X: How Soon Is Now from 10 – 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 6:
- Jennifer Caleshu, Director of Earned Revenue, Bay Area Discovery Museum;
- James Leventhal, Deputy Director for Development, Contemporary Jewish Museum;
- Amparo Leyman Pino, museum consultant;
- Renee Donmon, Membership Director, Charles M. Schulz Museum;
- Salvador Acevedo, Principal & President, Contemporánea;
- Jada Hansen, Executive Director, Hennepin History Museum;
- Michael Wall, Vice President of Research and Public Programs, San Diego Natural History Museum;
- Paloma Patterson, Museum Staff for Development and Administration, Mendocino County Museum
Join our Pecha Kucha during the 2014 California Association of Museums Conference in Napa, March 5 – 7. To apply, send up to 100 words on what you’d want to present about to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 10 and we’ll select a diverse array of voices to share their stories.
Generation X – How Soon Is Now? Nine presenters with 20 slides each and just 20 seconds per slide will share their Gen X leadership stories of museum life sandwiched between the much larger cohorts of Baby Boomers and Generation Y. We are no longer “emerging museum professionals” – so now what? As the response to our 2012 AAM session makes clear, this is a generation that hasn’t been heard. Generation X (born early 1960’s to early 1980’s) is squeezed between two much larger generational cohorts: Baby Boomers who won’t (or can’t) retire and their Generation Y children who are moving up the professional ladder. We are no longer “emerging museum professionals” – but are we in charge? The pecha kucha format will allow for a diverse series of voices to highlight the opportunities and challenges we face, and to build a community so that we won’t feel so alone stuck in the middle.