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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.

Linda Boff

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Eric Nuzum

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Aaron Foley

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Whitney Donhauser

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Robert Hammond

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Loren Hammonds

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Kevin Slavin

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Jamie Bennett

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Nick Gray

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Regina Myer

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Jake Barton

Principal & Founder, Local Projects

Susan Marenoff-Zausner

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James Ramsey

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Joshua Topolsky

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Keir Winesmith

Head of Web + Digital, SFMOMA

Julia Kaganskiy

Director of NEW INC, New Museum

Effie Kapsalis

Chief of Content and Communications Strategy, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Adam Gerhart

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Joana Vicente

Executive Director, IFP

Justine Hyde

Director, Library Services and Experience, State Library Victoria

Lucy Schwartz

Program Manager, Google Cultural Institute

Georgia Frances King

Deputy Ideas Editor, Quartz (USA)

Andrea Hill

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Micah Kotch

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Eric Ho

Co-Founder, Good Goods and Architecture Commons

Alan Firmin

Chief Marketing Officer, Bridgeman Images

Steven McIntosh

Director of Education and Family Programs, Brooklyn Academy of Music

Jeremiah Britton

Creative Director of Art & Graphics, WeWork

Alice Walker

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

Samir Bitar

Director of the Office of Visitor Services, Smithsonian institution

Dan Michaelson

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Nate Pinsley

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

Jason Hoffman

Head of Marketing, VR World NYC

Dan Barasch

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Amanda Gupta

Partner, CoveyLaw

Sam Olstein

Global Director of Media & Innovation, GE

Andrew Lewis

Team Leader, Green City Force

Will Gleason

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Peter Tullin

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Simon Cronshaw

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