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Projects : Golden Gate Bridge Exhibit : International Conference

Golden Gate Bridge Outdoor Exhibition

Public Works for Public Learning:
An International Conference hosted by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District
San Francisco, California, June 20-22, 2012

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM Conference Welcome Reception
Atrium Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
(Ticketed item)

Sponsorship for this evening event provided by HDR Engineering, Inc. and Thomas Jee & Associates

Thursday, June 21, 2012
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Open Meeting and Welcome:
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (J. Eberle)
8:45 AM Project Overview:
Project PI and CEO (D. Mulligan)
9:15 AM Examples of large-scale projects using public works facilities as learning resources
Eiffel Tower (N. Lefebvre)
Hoover Dam (B. Schermerhorn)
10:05 AM Break
10:25 AM Examples of large-scale projects using public works facilities as learning resources (cont.)
Panama Canal (J. Pinzon)
Sydney Harbour Bridge (J. Bowe)
11:15 AM Audience Questions & Comments for Speakers
11:45 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Golden Gate Bridge Outdoor Exhibition Overview
• CUREE (B. Reitherman)
1:30 PM Design & Fabrication
• Princeton University (M. Garlock)
1:45 PM Design & Fabrication - Bridge Model
• Princeton University / Robert Silman Assoc. (S. Black)
2:00 PM Golden Gate Bridge & Outdoor Exhibition Site Tour
7:00 PM Banquet with Guest Speaker
Keynote: If You Build It, They Will Come
Dr. G. Wayne Clough, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

Friday, June 22, 2012
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:55 AM Announcements (D. Mulligan)
9:00 AM APWA Panel Discussion - Public Works Concerns
Developing Effective Public Works Exhibits (L. Lux)
City of Los Angeles (C. Jackson-Fossett)
Village of Wauconda (D. Lawry)
10:00 AM Examples of small scale projects using public works facilities as learning resources
Water Works / Arizona Falls (J. Duncan)
• Bay Model Visitor Center (C. Gallagher)
10:40 AM Break
11:10 AM Capitalizing on public works facilities as public learning resources
• TBD
11:30 AM Public Education Resources
• David Heil & Assoc. (D. Heil)
11:50 AM Engaging Visitors - Evaluation / Summation
• Inverness Research (B. Carroll)
• David Heil & Assoc. (S. Weiss)
12:10 PM Lunch
1:40 PM West Point Bridge Design Contest - Public Software for Public Learning
• West Point US Military Academy (S. Ressler)
2:00 PM History of Research on the Golden Gate Bridge
• Historian (material prepared w/David Billington, Jr.) (S. Billington)
2:20 PM Exhibit Design Process
The Exploratorium (S. Lani)
2:40 PM Break
3:00 PM Accessibility factors and Partnering with science museums, educational opportunities for students
Smithsonian Institution (B. Ziebarth)
Sciencenter (C. Trautmann)
Terrascope - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (A. Epstein)
4:00 PM Conference Closes


For more information about the inviduals speakers and about their presentations, please see the PWPL conference proceedings.



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