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International Development Work: A Metaphor

Working in International Development comes with an abundance of huge, complicated, multi-faceted, seemingly unanswerable questions. Before we even get to solutions, we need to consider what are the challenges we are facing? 1,756 more words

Elizabeth Rudd

Notes from the 2015 Visitor Studies Conference

The Visitor Studies Association, a group largely comprised of those who do evaluation in and for museums (and other informal education institutions), held its annual conference in Indianapolis this past week. 83 more words

Conferences & Presentations

Visitor Photography at Museums and Heritage Sites: Notes from the VSA

This week I presented as part of a panel at the Visitor Studies Association annual conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. The panel was titled, “Visitor Photography: Engagement, Empowerment, Education,” organized by… 1,895 more words

Day trip to D.C.

Last week I found out about an exciting celebration- the 25/40 Celebration of the 25 years since ADA was passed and 40 years of Very Special Arts. 327 more words

Community Events

Some Initial Thoughts on Identity; and Religion and Culture, Or Oppression?

Some Initial Thoughts on Identity

I think identity is proving to be the single most difficult set of thoughts to compile in written form (alright, maybe second after spirituality and religion). 898 more words

Elizabeth Rudd

Getting People to Read Your Reports

Kate Livingston will tackle this age-old evaluation challenge in an upcoming webinar co-hosted by VSA and ASTC.  We expect the webinar to sell-out, so get your tickets soon if you too are seeking new ways to ensure your reports get read!   14 more words

Presenting Findings

Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

July 14, Threatpost – (International) Flash Player update patches two Hacking Team zero days. Adobe released patches addressing two critical use-after-free vulnerabilities in ActionScript 3 revealed in data dumped from a recent breach of the Italian surveillance software company Hacking Team. 88 more words