Can there be a downside to mingling with smart, talented, diverse thinkers in a beautiful setting? As a newbie to NAME events I’m excited by this opportunity to make friends within my community of practice while exploring new ideas, insights and experiences.
As an interpretive planner for parks and visitor centers I’m particularly interested in ways to increase collaboration without diluting creative vision. And visa versa. Over the years I’ve occasionally worked with an exhibit team where collaboration enhanced funding, content and stakeholder buy-in, but produced a run-of-the-mill, uninspiring visitor experience. I’ve also worked with creatives who had innovative ideas for compelling exhibits (and had a few myself) but who couldn’t bring their vision to fruition through the collaborative process.
See you at Asilomar!