Hello, MCN community!
Robert Weisberg, Program Chair, here, and I’m thrilled to announce your two new co-chairs for MCN in 2018 and 2019—Adrienne Lalli Hills, Manager, Digital Learning, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, and Catherine Devine, Chief Digital Officer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. They’re joining me and the MCN leadership team which is already planning MCN2018 in Denver in just under 10 months!
Thank you to everyone who applied and everyone else in the community who took interest in the application call through social media. We want to repay and make good on this enthusiasm by bringing you a constantly-improving and -evolving conference this year and in the future. Stay tuned for more news about and opportunities to participate in MCN.
So please welcome your new co-chairs, joining me on the Program Team.
MCN Program Chair
Adrienne Lalli Hills
Hi, I’m Adrienne! I’m a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma presently living in Kansas City, Missouri. I’m passionate about lifelong learning in museums and informal education settings. I love the MCN community and look forward to serving as a program co-chair for the 2018-19 conferences.
As Manager, Digital Learning at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, I collaborate with IT, design, education, and curatorial colleagues to create in-gallery, mobile, and web-based visitor experiences. Over the last 10 years, I’ve worked as an interpretive planner, program specialist, and teaching artist at art, science, and children’s museums.
When I’m not thinking about museums, I’m singing karaoke, reading science non-fiction, playing with my toddler, and keeping my 1920s-era bungalow shipshape.
I’m currently the Chief Digital Officer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. I’m originally Australian, having spent the past 19 years in the United States after migrating to the US at the time of the first dotcom boom in 1999. I’ve held the CDO role for 6 years and spend my days thinking about existing and emerging digital technologies, how they can be leveraged to work with the Museum experience inside and outside of the museum to create an authentic Museum experience. I believe strongly that digital is a transformative technology that adds to the experience.
My current role in Museums builds on a 30-year career in technology and digital strategy and delivery across a variety of industries including finance, internet, e-commerce and consulting. Some notable clients and employers have included America Online, Ralph Lauren, Estee Lauder, PBS, Avaya, and JetBlue.