We are excited to introduce the new Informal Learning Experiences website! We have made some major improvements to our website and our Traveling Exhibitions Database.
If you are an existing TED subscriber, you are probably wondering how to access the database. You will now need to use the "Sign In or Register" tab at the top of the page to login. Your login information will still be the same as before. Once logged in, click Exhibitions Database from the menu, and enter in the keywords to search for!
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us here.
Informal learning environments—including but not limited to museums, zoos, nature centers, cultural centers, and numerous out-of-school places—give people of all ages the opportunity to be engaged and inspired as they learn about a topic, particularly through their varied interactions with objects and people. Informal Learning Experiences, Inc. supports museums, government and cultural organizations, associations and societies, universities, foundations, and commercial exhibitions in the development of programs and exhibitions as well as effective management strategies that create opportunities for people to connect to their own lives in meaningful ways.
In addition to its broad and effective consulting services, ILE provides a comprehensive list of available traveling exhibitions in its Traveling Exhibitions Database (TED). We share ideas about the informal learning world through articles in the bi-monthly Informal Learning Review (ILR). Each year, we host the Traveling Exhibitions Forum, where we bring together traveling exhibition producers and leaders from potential venues at professional conferences like ASTC and AMM. ILE is a regular participant in and contributor to regional, national, and international meetings and conferences.
Who we are.
Robert "Mac" West, PrincipalMac West has been involved with informal education in a variety of museums and other attractions for more than thirty years. In addition to his extensive teaching experience in the Biology Department of Adelphi University (NY), and the Department of Geo... Read full bio »
Jennie Crate, Consultant AssociateJennie graduated from George Washington University in 2011 with her M.A. in Museum Studies and a focus on Exhibition Development and Design. She completed internships in Exhibit Graphic Design at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum... Read full bio »
Emilie Khlap, BookkeeperEmilie Khlap joined ILE in September 2012. She has 7+ years experience in bookkeeping, payroll, and human resources. Emilie has worked in these fields for many different industries, both large and small businesses. Some examples are the International... Read full bio » Read full bio »
We work with established and emerging organizations of many sorts to help them ensure stability and sustainability, community relevance, and clear and contemporary messaging.
Traveling Exhibitions Database
ILE's Traveling Exhibitions Database (TED) is a comprehensive, growing database of traveling exhibitions currently available or in development.
Informal Learning Review
The Informal Learning Review (ILR) is ILE's instrument for bringing research and understanding of the informal learning industry to the field in a broad fashion.
Traveling Exhibitions Forum
Each year, ILE hosts the Traveling Exhibitions Forum breakfast at the American Alliance of Museums and at the Association of Science Technology Centers.
Last-minute availability listings from the Traveling Exhibitions Database. Available to the public.