IMA Plugged-In

Welcome to IMA Plugged-In, a free monthly opportunity for Iowa museum professionals and volunteers to connect around topics of interest to the museum field. IMA Plugged-In is provided by the Iowa Museum Association.

Join us the third Monday of the month at Noon for a one-hour opportunity to lunch, learn, and engage.  The format will vary between facilitated conversations and presentations.

IMA Plugged-In uses Zoom.  If you haven't previously used Zoom, you can download it here.  If you don't have a camera on your computer, there is a call in option.   Following registration you will receive confirmation and the link to join in the meeting.

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Plug into IMA during your lunch hour one Monday each month.  Connect with colleagues as we discover the many ways museums engage with their visitors and communities. 


January 18, 2021.  Noon - 1 p.m.  Attorney David Bright, Pugh Hagan Prahm will share a legal update for nonprofits and answer questions.

February 15, 2021.  Noon - 1 p.m.  Using Canva to enhance your social media and branding.  Speakers:  Sarah Connors, Shelby Nelsen, Hannah Fredericks, Casie Vance.  

March 15, 2021.  Noon - 1 p.m.   Randi Korn, Founding Director of RK&A and author of Intentional Practice for Museums: A Strategy for Achieving Impact, will discuss how intentional practice can help small museums and professionals endure current events.

Randi Korn is Founding Director of RK&A, a company that partners with cultural organizations to plan and evaluate their work around achieving impact. Prior to starting RK&A in 1989, Randi held a variety of positions in museums, including executive director; exhibition designer; interpretive planner and writer; and audience researcher and evaluator.  Over the last decade, Randi concentrated on creating new services to help museums implement impact-driven work for the public good; she calls this work intentional practice, which is the focus of her new book Intentional Practice for Museums: A Strategy for Achieving Impact and will be the focus of our conversation this afternoon. 

Randi also shares her enthusiasm for learning through intentional practice at conferences and in journal articles, book chapters, and the classroom. She taught evaluation at The George Washington University and University of the Arts, has lectured at the University of Maryland, University of Washington, and Johns Hopkins, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan.  She was the recipient of the Southeastern Museum Education Division Museum Educator of the Year award from the National Art Education Association (NAEA). She served on the board of the Visitor Studies Association twice since its founding and was appointed a Research Commissioner for the National Art Education Association. 

April 19 - Introduction to International sites of Conscience.  More information coming.

May 17 - Planning for strategic planning.  More information coming.

June 21 -

July 19 -

August 16 -

September 20 -

November 15 -

1/18/2021 12:00 PM - 11/15/2021 12:00 PM
Central Standard Time

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