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Jake Barton

Principal & Founder, Local Projects

Jake Barton is Principal and Founder of Local Projects, an exhibits and media firm that creates ground breaking experiences. Credits include landmark projects like the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Local Projects has won every major award including the National Design Awards and Cannes Lions, for work that focuses on reinvention of all ranges of forms including retail, storytelling, and education. 

Specializing in reinventing new forms, Local Projects has created “Open House” for Target, a retail laboratory to explore the Internet of Things. For the London Mithraeum / Bloomberg LP, they created a “walk-through hologram” effect that represents a radical evolution for displaying Archaeology.

Current projects include new museums for Bloomberg LP, the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery Alabama, Planet Word  in Washington DC and the new Chicago Architecture Center.  His TED talk has nearly a million views, and he is on Fast Company Magazine’s list of top fifty designers.

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, REMIX Summits & CultureLabel.com

Jake Barton

Principal & Founder, Local Projects

Brendan Ciecko

Founder & CEO, Cuseum

Emily Best

Founder & CEO, Seed&Spark

Andrea Hill

Cofounder, Paloma Powers and Culture™ & Founder, TORTUGA

Whitney Donhauser

Director, Museum of the City of New York

Brad Hargreaves

Founder & CEO, Common

Julia Kaganskiy

Director of NEW INC, New Museum

Justine Hyde

Director, Experience, State Library Victoria

Georgia Frances King

Deputy Ideas Editor, Quartz (USA)

Joshua Topolsky

CEO & Editor-in-Chief, The Outline

Eric Nuzum

Podcast and Media Consultant - Former SVP, Original Content Development, Audible (Amazon) & VP Programming, NPR

Edward Roussel

Chief Innovation Officer, Dow Jones

Loren Hammonds

Co-curator of Tribeca Immersive, Tribeca

Aaron Foley

City Storyteller in Residence, Detroit

Regina Myer

President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Nick Gray

Founder, Museum Hack

Linda Boff

Chief Marketing Officer & Vice President, Learning & Culture, GE

Jamie Bennett

Executive Director, ArtPlace America

Keir Winesmith

Art & Design Professor, UNSW & CTO, Old Ways, New; former Director of Digital Experience, SFMOMA.

Effie Kapsalis

Chief of Content and Communications Strategy, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Alan Firmin

Chief Marketing Officer, Bridgeman Images

Kevin Slavin

Chief Science & Technology Officer, The Shed

Susan Marenoff-Zausner

President, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

James Ramsey

Creator & Co-Founder, The Lowline

Robert Hammond

Co-Founder, The High Line, New York (USA)

Steven McIntosh

Director of Education and Family Programs, Brooklyn Academy of Music

Lucy Schwartz

Program Manager, Google Cultural Institute

Alice Walker

Director of Creative Strategy, Americas & Asia Pacific; Global Head of Antenna LAB, Interactive Design, Antenna International

Nate Pinsley

Managing Director, A/D/O - MINI's (BMW) Creative Space

Adam Gerhart

CEO U.S., Mindshare

Brett Wallace

Director of Elevate Team & Artist in Residence, LinkedIn

Joana Vicente

Executive Director, IFP

Samir Bitar

Director of the Office of Visitor Services, Smithsonian institution

Dan Michaelson

Founder & Partner, Linked by Air

Micah Kotch

Managing Director, URBAN-X

Jeremiah Britton

Creative Director of Art & Graphics, WeWork

Lisbeth Shepherd

Founder & Executive Director, Green City Force

Eric Ho

Co-Founder, Good Goods and Architecture Commons

Amanda Gupta

Partner, CoveyLaw

Jason Hoffman

Head of Marketing, VR World NYC

Sam Olstein

Global Director of Media & Innovation, GE

Andrew Lewis

Team Leader, Green City Force

Dan Barasch

Co-Founder, The Lowline, New York (USA) - "the world's first underground park"

Will Gleason

Staff Writer, Time Out New York