Special Event In Person

Driving Social Change Through I.D.E.A.

A Forum for Bay Area Museum Professionals

The Computer History Museum is hosting a forum on May 26th, 2022 for Bay Area Museum leaders and staff. The day will include time for discussion and sharing about where various institutions are on our IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and access) journeys, opportunities to learn from each other and delve deeper into challenges we’re facing, and tangible approaches to furthering IDEA values and work.  

Join us for a morning of conversation, reflection, and learning, including: 

  • Talks from experts from Asian Art Museum, Bay Area Discovery Museum, OMCA, and SFMOMA 
  • Interactive discussion with Bay Area museum colleagues 
  • Shared resources 
  • Continental breakfast and a networking lunch 
  • Optional special tours of CHM 

While IDEA values encompass a broad scope of issues and topics, this forum will focus specifically on two interconnected areas: content and audiences. Whether through live events, blogs, collections, exhibits, education programs, tours or published media content, the questions we ask, and the context we provide around the stories and content we collect and share are crucial to achieving this goal.  

Diversifying our content is in turn essential for engaging existing and new potential audiences. Existing audiences will benefit from considering topics from new perspectives, and new audiences will be inspired to connect with us if our content is more diverse. Having diverse voices be part of our collection and content creation, engagement and impact is essential as we grow and transform. 

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Kapor Center. 


8:45–9:00 a.m.


9:00–9:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Networking

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Opening Session & Panel
Julia Li, Davida Lindsey-Bell,  Talance Orme


10:30–10:50 a.m.



10:50–11:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions* & Transition

11:45–12:30 p.m.

Discussion with Participants & Remarks
Kelly McKinley 

12:30–1:30 p.m.

Lunch & Networking

1:30–2:30 p.m.

Special Exhibition Tours (


*Breakout Sessions:  Interactive Discussions with Bay Area Museum Colleagues 

  • Engaging and Involving Diverse Audience Communities
  • Reimagining Content to Align with IDEA Values
  • Defining Meaningful Metrics

Attending in Person

We’re excited to welcome everyone back in-person.  Everyone who enters CHM must be vaccinated, or show a negative test taken within 72 hours. Please review our health and safety guidelines prior to visiting the Museum. 

May 26, 2022
9:00 am

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1401 N. Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA, 94043



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