Bio: Christie has been the Interpretation Projects Coordinator at Royal Botanical Gardens since 2014. In this role she has worked on dozens of interpretive projects, from complete exhibit creation to leading meet the animal shows. Christie also moonlights as RBG’s Print Shop Coordinator, where she strives to go beyond typical signage.
Session: From the Windows to the Wall: Using Unconventional Surfaces to Create Engaging, Educational Content
Bio: Chuck develops interpretive and education plans, conducts interpretive training sessions, develops curricula and interpretive media materials. His experience includes interpretive planning and program development; working with agencies, community groups and companies to support their training needs and providing consulting support for interpretive projects in the US and internationally.
Session: Evaluating Non-Personal Interpretation - A Case Study from the U.S. Botanic Garden
Bio: I am a project manager and interpretive coordinator working for Jasper National Park. I hold a M.A. from Royal Roads University and specialize in climate change and Indigenous cultural projects.
Session: Interpretive Project Management
Bio: Erin Poulton is the Exhibition Interpretation Officer at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. She has been working in museums for twenty years, with experience creating a wide range of personal and non-personal interpretation. A skilled communicator, Erin approaches her work with a balance of critical thinking and creativity.
Session: All About that Baseline Experience (exhibits)
Bio: For the past 18 years Gary has been developing a variety of non-personal interpretive products for parks, museums, arboretums, and nature centres across Canada. His most recent venture has been to explore how smartphone technology can be used to enhance, rather than distract from, visitor's experience onsite.
Session: Get Digital on a Budget
Bio: Dr. Jacquie has been involved in interp for the last 40 years, working at a variety of sites until her recent retirement from Parks Canada. She received her Doctor of Social Sciences degree in 2015 after studying inspiration in interp. Jacquie is pleased to now offer consulting services through her own company, InterpActive.
Session: Fostering Dialogue through Interpretive Media