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Ideum Showcases State-of-the-Art Hardware and Software at AAM Conference

Museum Expo Draws 5,000+
Authored by
Hugh McDonald
Executive Producer

Ideum’s appearance at the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums was a great success! From May 6-9, more than 5,000 designers, developers, evaluators, and informal education experts gathered at the massive Phoenix Convention Center to share innovative ways to create compelling learning experiences for museums and public spaces.

Our extra-large Museum Expo space allowed us to preview exhibits developed by our Creative Services and AV Design Groups in collaboration with partners around the country. These experiences included Planes of Fame, Suburbia, EM Spectrum, America’s Presidents (currently on view at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery), and our Starbucks coffee-tasting experience.

We also showed our reel...

In addition, convention guests were able to test exhibits on a range of touch tables utilizing different form factors. (Check out our Products page for a tour of our complete product line.) And we are especially grateful to our partner Christie Digital: our latest video of current projects looked spectacular on the APEX 1.2mm tiled video display they loaned us for the event.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AAM has been representing a broad spectrum of institutions and museum professionals for more than a century. We were fortunate to make a number of new friends at the conference in addition to renewing our ties with past and current colleagues.

“Events like this present opportunities to learn about emerging technologies and innovations in exhibit design, but they’re really much more than that,” said Ideum Creative Director Jim Spadaccini. “They’re also a way of reaffirming our commitment to creating the most compelling immersive experiences we can across a very wide range of types of content.”

2018 is a busy year for conferences. Next month, we’ll be at the American Library Association conference in New Orleans, then we’ll visit the Association of Science-Technology Centers in Hartford, Connecticut in September. And you can bet we’ll be back at AAM in 2019. We hope to see you there!