In the last 10 years, both paid and volunteer educators are increasingly utilizing more conversational and visitor-centered strategies to engage the general public. But are educators actively advancing their overall practice or just including more inquiry? Join our discussion about how educators are becoming facilitators and when to integrate research on visitor learning and motivations, observing visitor roles and reflective practice—including knowing when to “get out of the way” of learning!


  • Tracy McClendon
  • Karleen Gardner
  • Jason Porter