The 8th Annual New York Culteral Heritage Tourism Network (NYCHTN) Spring Conference has been set for Wednesday, June 6th, from 8 am to 3:30 pm at Hobart William Smith College, Vandervort Room in Schandling Center, Pultney St, Geneva.
Through an inter-participatory video conference, this years Keynote Speaker is Nina Simon.
Nina Simon is the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and author of two books: The Participatory Museum, and The Art of Relevance. Her presentation will be an inter-participatory video conference which will be shown on four 16’ x 10’ screens. Her work has been shared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR, and TEDx. She has addressed people around the world, sharing her story and her creative and innovative ideas that have made her one of the foremost experts in making our museums and organizations participatory and relevant.
Other guest speakers include Deborah Hughes, President and CEO, National Susan B Anthony Museum and House, Betty Bayer, President of the Board, the National Women’s Hall of Fame, Jeff Ludwig, Education Director, Seward House Museum, Jeremy Saucier, Assistant Vice President for Interpretation and Electronic Games, the Strong National Museum of Play, Diane O’Connor, Managing Director, Ticonderoga Historical Society, and Darren Cotton, Director of Community Development & Planning at the University District Community Development Association and founder of the University Heights Tool Library.
Those attending the conference will have the opportunity to wrap up their day with a special program and hands on tour at the newly opened New York State Finger Lakes Welcome Center on Seneca Lake in Geneva, NY. Guest speakers include from Empire State Development Stefan Fleming, Assistant Director of Industry Development and Heather Tuttle, General Manager, Taste NY Market, Finger Lakes Welcome Center.
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