Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 Traveling Exhibitions Forum at AAM in Atlanta. We are already planning for ASTC 2015 in Montreal in October 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 and Facebook page closer to the conference. Please note that going forward the Traveling Exhibitions Forum will not be an official conference event and, thus, will not be published in the official conference program.
We would like to thank our generous sponsors for supporting the forum at AAM 2015: Exhibits Development Group, Science North, Imagine Exhibitions, SC Exhibitions, Minotaur Mazes, Dinosaurs Unearthed, and GES Entertainment.
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.