Attendees of the 2013 Mutual Concerns conference

Conference Agenda

Friday, November 2: Registration, Marketplace, and Reception

1:30pm - 3:30pm: Marketplace Vendor Set-up

3:30pm - 8:00pm: Attendee Check-in, Marketplace Open

5:30pm - 7:30pm: Reception and Opening Remarks

All events held at Westin La Paloma

Saturday, November 3: Program Sessions

7:00am - 8:30am: Breakfast (provided)

7:30am - 3:30pm: Marketplace open

8:30am - 10:15am: Plenary Session - Preserving Flak Bait, a True Survivor of World War II

10:15am - 10:30am: Break

10:30am - Noon: Concurrent Sessions

  • Times of the Sign: Rethinking Basic Aircraft Signage in the Age of Social Media
  • Conservation Treatment of Space Milestone Objects

Noon - 1:30pm: Lunch (provided) - Join us with your lunch for a conversation about the future of the Mutual Concerns conference.

1:30pm - 3:00pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • The Power of Storytelling
  • Game On: Lessons Learned on the Road to a Million Downloads

3:00pm - 3:15pm: Break

3:15pm - 4:45pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • New Exhibit Trends: Do You Always Need an Aircraft?
  • A Range of Difficult Collections Issues

All events held at Westin La Paloma

Sunday, November 4: Program Sessions

7:00am - 8:30am: Breakfast (provided)

7:30am - 1:30pm: Marketplace Open

8:30am - 10:00am: Plenary Session - American Sturmoviks

10:00am - 10:15am: Break

10:15am - 11:45am: Concurrent Sessions

  • Creating "Immersive Environments" in Air and Space Museums
  • Commemorating Apollo 11

11:45am - 1:15pm: Lunch (provided), organized lunch discussions

1:15pm - 2:45pm: Concurrrent Sessions

  • Transformation: Destination Moon
  • Revisiting Your Museum's Digital Strategy in Today's Climate

2:45pm - 3:00pm: Break

3:00pm - 4:30pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • Creating Exhibits on a Moderate Budget
  • Entering the Aerospace Museum World with Different Perspectives

All events held at Westin La Paloma

Monday, November 5: Trip to Pima Air & Space Museum

7:00am - 8:00am: Breakfast (Grab and go)

8:00am - 8:30am: Transportation to AMARG (Details on security procedures for this tour forthcoming)

8:30am - Noon: Guided tour of 309th AMARG

Noon - 12:15pm: Transportation to Pima Air & Space Museum

12:15pm - 1:00pm: Lunch (provided)

1:00pm - 2:45pm: Plenary Session - Life Cycles of Static Display Aerospace Vehicles

2:45pm - 3:00pm: Break

3:00pm - 4:45pm: Plenary Session - Oral Histories: Capturing and Utilizing Living History

4:45pm - 6:00pm: Tours of Pima Air & Space Museum

6:00pm - 8:30pm: Reception, Dinner, and Keynote Address

8:30pm - 9:00pm: Transportation to the Westin La Paloma

All eventheld at Pima Air and Space Museum

Tuesday, November 6: Program Sessions and Field Trips

7:00am - 8:30am: Breakfast (provided)

8:30am - 10:00am: Concurrent Sessions

  • Making the Universe Accessible
  • To Boldly Preserve: Collecting the Next Half-Century of Space Flight

10:00am - 10:15am: Break

10:15am - 11:45am: Concurrent Sessions

  • Minimal Cost, Maximum Impact Education Programs
  • Stewarding Our Own History: Why Understanding Your Museum's Past is Important

11:45am - 12:15pm: Closing Remarks

12:30pm - Optional Tours begin (transportation included and box lunch provided)

  • Option #1: Tour of the Titan Missile Museum and dinner at El Charro Café
Titan Missile Museum: Your Introduction to America's Largest Land-Based Missile
 
Enjoy a one-hour tour through a preserved Titan II missile site and get a rare look at the technology used by the United States to deter nuclear war. On this tour, you'll descend 35 feet into the underground missile complex. You'll visit the launch control center and experience a simulated launch of the missile. Then you'll journey down the cableway to level 2 of the missile silo to get an up-close look at the Titan II missile itself.  Finally, you'll stand on top of the launch duct and look down on the Titan II missile from above.
 
El Charro Café: A Passage into Tucson’s Culinary History
 
Established in 1922, El Charro Café is the nation's oldest Mexican Restaurant in continuous operation by the same family. The menu features traditional Northern Mexico-Sonoran style and innovative Tucson-style Mexican Food.  With a large variety of hand-crafted recipes based on Sonoran and local ingredients, you are sure to enjoy dinner at El Charro.
 
Cost: $50
  • Option #2: Kitt Peak
Kitt Peak National Observatory: Home to one of the largest arrays of optical and radio telescopes in the world
 
Experience an array of indoor and outdoor exhibits as well as a docent-led tour to one of three large research telescopes by spending the afternoon at Kitt Peak National Observatory.  The facility is located on a nearly 7,000-foot mountaintop, allowing visitors to enjoy spectacular views of surrounding mountains, desert valleys, and the flora and fauna of a unique sky island ecosystem.
 
Cost: $ 50
 

Morning events held at Westin La Paloma; off-site afternoon field trips 

Wednesday, November 7: Full-day Field Trip

Mesa, Arizona: Visit to the CAF Wing at Falcon Field, tour of Apache Helicopter Plant, lunch at Boeing (transportation included)
 
Spend the day in Mesa with a visit to the CAF Wing at Falcon Field, followed by lunch and a guided tour at the Mesa Boeing facility. Located on the edge of Falcon Field Airport, the Boeing Mesa facility is home to the Apache Helicopter plant, where manned and unmanned rotorcraft roll off the assembly lines each day.  You’ll be part of a rare, in depth tour of the plant with plenty of photo ops.
 
Cost: $ 75

Please direct any questions or concerns to: nasmmutualconcerns@si.edu