In February, Cinnabar, Inc. CEO Jonathan Katz, executive producer of 35,000 square feet of multimedia exhibits for the celebrated, new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, will speak on two industry panels in the San Francisco area.
Feb 13: The Living Building
presented by Metropolis magazine and Coalesse
“The Living Building” is a by-invitation event for the design community, focusing on the professional teamwork that created this breakthrough facility. This panel discussion takes place Feb 13 at the Academy. It is presented by Metropolis magazine and Coalesse, and the discussion will be led by Metropolis editor-in-chief Susan Szenasy. Katz is joined on the panel by Brett Terpeluk of Studio Terpeluk (architecture), Paul Kephart of Rana Creek (ecological design), and Jean Rogers of Arup (design & engineering). More info: visit www.coalesse.com or phone 866-645-6952.
Feb 27: Exhibitions: Experimentation, Risk & Reward
presented by the California Association of Museums
With the exhibits “Altered State,” (executive produced by Katz) the Academy took an authoritative stance on the issue of climate change. The panel discussion, “Exhibitions: Experimentation, Risk and Reward,” held Feb 27 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco, will address, from the museum operator’s viewpoint, the rewards and challenges of experimentation and risk-taking – daring to try something new in a community that is traditionally risk-averse. It is moderated by Ann Marshall of the Autry National Museum. With Katz on the panel are Kitty Connolly and Karina White of The Huntington Library and Jonathan Spaulding of the Autry. This session is part of the California Association of Museums Annual Conference running Feb 25-28. More info: www.calmuseums.org.