Jon Alexander

Director, New Citizenship Project, UK
@jonjalex  

Jon founded the New Citizenship Project in 2014 as an innovation company, generating and delivering creative projects which promote the role of the Citizen, inspiring participation in society. His ultimate goal is to replace the ‘Consumer’ with the 'Citizen' as the main role of the individual in society. Jon's early career was spent in London advertising agencies where he developed brand strategies for organisations like Sainsbury's, Orange, Cadbury, Sony and Eurostar; after which he spent three years working for the National Trust before leaving to set up New Citizenship. Somewhere along the way, he gathered three Masters degrees, and has represented Britain in two sports.

Amy Heibel

Vice President, Technology, Web and Digital Media, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
@aheibel

Amy oversees web and digital media strategy. She also founded and directs the Art + Technology Lab, a multidisciplinary program to support experimental projects by artists who are working with emerging technology. Prior to coming to LACMA, Amy worked for experimental theater and nonprofit arts organizations, and created media experiences for museums across North America and Europe. Her work has won top awards from the National Association for Interpretation and the American Association of Museums. Amy holds an undergraduate degree in multidisciplinary studies from Scripps College, and a graduate degree in philosophy from UC Berkeley.

Vasif Kortun

Director of Research and Programs, SALT, Istanbul/Ankara, Turkey
@lifeisaturkubar

Vasif is on the board of CIMAM/ICOM and Foundation for Arts Initiatives (2010-2016). He was founding director of Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center and Proje4L, Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art. Between 1994 and 1997 he worked as the founding Director of the Museum of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and received the 9th annual award for Curatorial Excellence from the Center for Curatorial Studies. He was the co-curator of the Taipei Biennial 2008; Chief Curator and Director of the 3rd International Istanbul Biennial (1992) and Co-Director of the 9th International Istanbul Biennial(2005).

Prem Krishnamurthy

Designer and curator, Project Projects, USA
@wechselmann

As a founding principal of award-winning design studio Project Projects, Prem Krishnamurthy has collaborated with clients in art, architecture, education, and culture on projects spanning all media. Project Projects is the recipient of the Cooper Hewitt’s 2015 National Design Award for Communication Design, the United States’ highest distinction in the field. Prem is also the director and curator of P!, a critically-acclaimed project space/gallery that reinvents existing exhibition and institutional formats through collaborations with artists and designers. In addition to co-editing books, he serves on the Board of Directors of the online journal Triple Canopy, and is a faculty member at the Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, where his research and teaching focuses on the intersections of design and curatorial practice.

Jeff Levine

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Whitney Museum of American Art, USA
@jel718

Jeff joined the Whitney as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer in 2007. His role on the Museum’s senior management team is to develop audiences, advance broad appreciation of the its programs and mission, and position the Whitney as unique among museums in New York and around the world. He oversees marketing, communications, graphic design, and digital media, and was deeply involved in planning for the Whitney’s new building. Jeff was Vice President for Marketing and Communications at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (1999–2007) and holds degrees from Binghamton University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Business.

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor

Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

Elizabeth Ann has been Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art since 1999 - She has consolidated the MCA’s position as one of Sydney’ best loved institutions, engaging audiences with living artists - Macgregor’s contribution to the visual arts has been recognised with an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2011 and the 2011 Australia Council Visual Arts Medal. She sits on the board of the Qantas Foundation and the Advisory Board for the UTS Business School. She is also a member of the NSW Australia Day Advisory Council and the Design Advisory Committee of the City of Sydney.

Ebelien Pondaag

Strategist, Fabrique, Netherlands
@Ebelien

Educated as art historian and museologist, Ebelien is specialised in the digital museum projects. She is speaker at international museum conferences like Museums & the Web and MuseumNext. Ebelien works for a variety of museums like Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Dutch Defence Museums.

Paula Röhss

Director of Communications and Audiences, Nationalmuseum, Sweden

Paula Röhss is responsible for internal & external communications, marketing, webb, sponsoring, events, sales and education at the Nationalmuseum. Paula graduated in Business Economics at the University of Uppsala, and she had over 20 years of experience working in the business sector before joining the Nationalmuseum in 2006. She has been working in various leading positions in strategy, marketing and sales for large companies in Sweden and abroad. Paula has a degree in Art History.

Mike Sarna

Director of Collections and Public Engagement, Royal Museums Greenwich, UK
@MikeSarna

Mike Sarna has extensive experience in museums internationally - including eight years as Director of Collections and Senior Curator at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and six as Head of Interpretation and Design at the Natural History Museum, London. He is a Fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme and is currently Director, Collections and Public Engagement, at Royal Museums Greenwich where he leads the development of the public offer for the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House.

Marthe de Vet

Head of Education, Van Gogh Museum, Netherlands
@Marthedevet

Marthe is Head of Education at the Van Gogh Museum. She is in charge of interpretation of the collections, research and exhibitions, in the museum, online and through outreach. She was responsible for prize winning projects like the game Camille's Diorama, the app Van Gogh’s Letters, and the app Touch Van Gogh. Marthe has worked in museums for 15 years. She presents regularly on the challenges of interpretation in a changing world.

Alyson Webb

Research and experience design specialist, Frankly, Green + Webb, United Kingdom
@FranklyGW

Alyson has worked in the cultural sector for more than 20 years developing innovative visitor experiences. Most recently she has been working with the Van Gogh Museum, the V&A, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and English Heritage. Alyson speaks and writes regularly on the challenges and opportunities presented by digital in the cultural sector