As you look forward to the annual meeting, I have three recommendations. Identify your expectations for the experience—specifically what you want to bring home to your museum. It may be as modest as sample publications or public programs that you find in MuseumExpo or Marketplace of Ideas, or it could be to apply a new technique or best practice you learn about.
Before you visit MuseumExpo, select three to five products or services that you’re interested in learning more about or shopping for and use your list as a guide; it helps to have something to focus on as you travel up and down the aisles. And finally, allow some time when you can pause to reflect on your experiences in an enjoyable way. For me, it will be spending an afternoon at a Philadelphia museum!—Ann A. Fortescue, Director of Education & Visitor Services, Senator John Heinz History Center