Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 Traveling Exhibitions Forum at AAM in Washington DC. We are already planning for ASTC in Tampa in September and look forward to seeing everyone there. Details regarding the time and location of the Traveling Exhibitions Forum at ASTC will be sent out via email and will be posted on the ILE website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed closer to the conference.
We would like to thank the generous sponsors who supported the Traveling Exhibitions Forum at AAM 2016: The Shipping Monster, Science North, Imagine Exhibitions, SC Exhibitions, Minotaur Mazes, and the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago. The Forum would not be possible without the generosity of sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring a future forum, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An invitation for speakers will be sent out approximately 4 weeks prior to the conference. To be added to the email list to receive the invitation or if you have any other questions about the Traveling Exhibitions Forum, please email is at email@example.com or call (720) 612-7476.
Please note that going forward the Traveling Exhibitions Forum will not be an official conference event and will not be published in the official conference programs.
We look forward to seeing you in Tampa!
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 »
Kim Tinnell, Consultant AssociateKim graduated from the University of Florida in 2011 with her M.A. in Museum Studies with a focus on Art History and Collections Management. She completed internships in Registration at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art... 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.