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Webinar: After COVID: What We Learned & How We Reopened Safely Using Technology

Event Type: Education
Venue: Online
Member Price: $0 | Nonmember Price: $49

CEUs: 1
1-2 p.m. ET

Panelists will share their experiences coping with closures and visitor restrictions, their biggest challenges, how they used technology to deal with a wholly unprecedented circumstance, what they learned and what advice they have for the future.

Learning take-aways:

  • Approaches that worked best - and what didn’t work
  • The most surprising challenges we faced and how we addressed them
  • What technologies proved most useful
  • How to best be prepared for the future

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Speakers

Jay Shull

Jay Shull

Exhibits Manager, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

A former educator, since 2019, Jay has done exhibit design, construction and maintenance for Great Explorations, an AMA accredited children’s museum in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, where he lives with his wife Stefanie, and their daughter Ansley.

Pete Colangelo

Pete Colangelo

Senior Director of Creative Services, The Florida Aquarium

Pete has led the creative team at The Florida Aquarium since 2008, responsible for design, expansion and renovation projects in addition to overseeing all new construction and attraction development. In previous positions he served as an exhibit designer for NASA’s Johnson Space Center; the Exhibit Manager for Space Center Houston, where he oversaw the development of the Kids Space Place; and as the Exhibit Director for The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex he oversaw the development of the Shuttle Launch Experience. He has also produced traveling shows for Universal Studios, Discovery Channel, Ford Motor Company and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

John Thompkins

John Thompkins

IT Manager, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

An IT Industry 17-year veteran, a BA and MBA from the University of South Carolina and an Associates in Computer Technology from Midlands Technical College, John has worked in the public sector for the last 13 years; 10 with the County of Lexington supporting a wide array of departments.

Shane Welch

Shane Welch

Exhibit Fabrication Manager, Science Museum Oklahoma

Shane Welch has been a machinist for 17 years and an exhibit fabricator for the Science Museum Oklahoma for the past six years. During his time with the Science Museum he has taken part in creative problem solving and contributed to exciting new builds designed to engage museum visitors.

Lisa Schneider

Lisa Schneider

Executive Vice-President, Marketing and Sales, Videotel Digital

Moderator

Lisa Schneider is executive vice-president, marketing and sales for Videotel Digital, which is the only manufacturer serving the digital signage industry with a wide variety of innovative touch-less peripherals that work with non-proprietary players in addition to their reliable and affordable industry-grade digital signage media players, interactive media players and directional sound speakers. Schneider joined the company in 2011 as vice-president of sales and is responsible for the company’s strategic partnerships, sales, and marketing direction and commitment to customer service.