Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship for Museum Leaders

Otsego Lake, May 2010.  You can see why it's nicknamed "Glimmerglass Lake"!
Back in 2010, I had the opportunity to attend the very first Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship conference sponsored by my alma mater The Cooperstown Graduate Program.

It was literally life-changing for me.

I began to see things in a very different way.  Sometimes as a mid-career professional, we begin to lose sight of the ideals instilled upon us in our museum training.  The day-to-day tasks of our careers start bogging us down, and we can't see the forest for the trees.

ICE woke me up.  Big time.

I have never felt so inspired in all my life!  This is not your ordinary conference.  It is intense, and paradigm-shifting.  If you ask any of the ICE alumni, they will tell you the same thing.

The application deadline is May 1.  They only take a small group of people, making it much more intimate than a typical museum conference experience.

The year I went it was held in Cooperstown in May, but this year it will be at the Pocantico Conference Center in Tarrytown, NY from July 7-10.

They have asked everyone who participated to help spread the word.  So share this blog post to anyone you know in the museum field.  If your budget only allows for limited spending on conferences, trust me, this one is the one to put your money into!

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