Sunday, February 12, 2012
Shuttle service will be provided on Sunday 2/12 for participants who arrived on 2/11
Lobby, Henley Park Hotel

1:00 - 2:00 pm Registration Executive Conference Room (ECR), 4th floor

2:00 - 2:15 pm Opening Remarks ECR

Shari Werb, Director of Education and Outreach
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

Dennis Schatz, Acting Lifelong Learning Cluster Coordinator
National Science Foundation
Division of Research in Learning in Formal and Informal Settings

2:15 - 3:00 pm Introductions: Speed "Geeking" ECR

3:00 - 3:30 pm Conference Goals, Process, and Charge ECR

Bill Watson, Chief of Learning Experiences and Evaluation
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

3:30 - 4:15 pm Shared Values, Shared Work, Shared Future: Part I, Activity ECR

4:15 - 4:45 pm Break and Reflections ECR

4:45 - 5:30 pm Shared Values, Shared Work, Shared Future: Part II, Discussion ECR

5:30 - 5:45 pm Transition to Cocktail Hour/Reception Atrium Café, ground floor

5:45 - 6:30 pm Cocktail Hour/Reception Atrium Café

6:30 - 8:00 pm Working Dinner and Keynote Presentation Atrium Café

Kirk Johnson, Vice President & Chief Curator
Research and Collections
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

8:00 pm Shuttle departs for hotel Constitution Avenue Exit

Shuttle service from the hotel to the museum will be provided in the evening after dinner.
Participants will receive the shuttle schedule when they arrive at the hotel.


Monday, February 13, 2012

7:30, 7:50 am Shuttle service will be provided for all participants Lobby, Henley Park Hotel

8:00 – 8:45 am Working Breakfast: Digital Posters Available and Networking Atrium Café, ground floor

8:45 - 9:00 am Transition to ECR

9:00 - 9:15 am Opening Remarks and Reflections ECR, 4th floor

9:15 - 10:15am Introduction to Research Agenda Development Process ECR

10:15 - 10:30am Transition to Working Sessions

10:30am – Noon Working Session #1: Summary of Opportunity and Hypotheses from Best Practice, Research, and Evaluation
Room CE107, Room CE108, Room CE340, Kerby Room, Rose Room, ECR

Group A: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Engagement I
Group B: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Engagement II
Group C: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Societal Context I
Group D: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Societal Context II
Group E: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Value I
Group F: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Value II

12:00 – 12:15pm Transition to ECR for Lunch

12:15 – 1:15pm Working Lunch and Keynote Speaker ECR

Scott Sampson, Paleontologist and Science Communicator

1:15 – 2:00pm Debrief Morning Working Sessions ECR

2:00 – 2:15pm Transition to Working Sessions

2:15 – 3:45pm Working Session #2: Key Opportunities and Critical Questions (Part I)
Room CE107, Room CE108, Room CE340, Kerby Room, Rose Room, ECR

Group A: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Engagement I
Group B: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Engagement II
Group C: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Societal Context I
Group D: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Societal Context II
Group E: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Value I
Group F: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Value II

3:45 – 4:00pm Transition to Baird Auditorium

4:00 – 4:30pm Debrief/Questions Baird Auditorium, ground floor

4:30 – 5:30pm Team Reflection and Regrouping ECR and/or Museum Exhibits and Spaces

5:30 and 6:00 pm Shuttle departs for hotel Constitution Avenue Exit


Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7:30, 7:50 am Shuttle service will be provided for all participants Lobby, Henley Park Hotel

8:00 – 9:00am Working Breakfast: Team Reflections and Action Plan Template Review Atrium Café, ground floor

9:00 - 9:15 am Opening Remarks and Reflections Baird Auditorium, ground floor

9:15 – 9:30am Overview of the Day Baird Auditorium

9:30 – 10:30am Behind the Scenes and Exhibition Tours

Participants will be asked to sign up for tour at the registration on 2/11

10:30 – 10:45am Transition to Working Sessions

10:45am – 12:15pm Working Session #3: Key Opportunities and Critical Questions (Part II)
Room CE107, Room CE108, Room CE340, Kerby Room, Rose Room, ECR

Group A: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Engagement I
Group B: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Engagement II
Group C: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Societal Context I
Group D: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Societal Context II
Group E: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Value I
Group F: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Value II

12:15 – 12:30pm Transition to ECR for Lunch

12:30 – 1:30pm Working Lunch and Keynote Speaker ECR

Claudine Brown
Assistant Secretary for Education & Access
Smithsonian Institution

1:30 – 2:15pm Large Group Check-in/Discussion ECR

2:15 – 2:30pm Transition to Working Sessions

2:30 – 4:00pm Working Session #4: Integrating and Prioritizing Ideas CE107-108, Rose Room, ECR

Groups A and B: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Engagement
Groups C and D: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Societal Context
Groups E and F: Intersection of Institutional Assets x Public Value

4:00 – 4:15pm Transition to ECR

4:15 – 5:15pm Action Planning ECR

5:15 – 5:30pm Debrief ECR

5:30 and 6:00 pm Shuttle departs for hotel Constitution Avenue Exit


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

7:30, 7:50 am Shuttle service will be provided for all participants Lobby, Henley Park Hotel

8:00 – 9:00am Working Breakfast: Finalize Action Plans Atrium Café, ground floor

9:00 - 9:15 am Opening Remarks and Reflections ECR, 4th floor

9:15 – 9:30am Overview of the Day ECR

9:30 – 10:45am Large Group Presentation/Discussion of Progress and Products ECR

10:45 – 11:00am Break

11:00am – 12:00pm Next Steps: Large Group Discussion ECR

12:00 – 1:00pm Networking Lunch and Official Closing Remarks ECR