Move change forward?  Really?

Yes, really. If you’re frustrated trying to move a project, strategy, or initiative forward you’re not alone. Change is hard, but experienced leaders, movers, and shakers seem to know how to move mountains, even in the most challenging environments.

Join 4 change makers to go beyond the library echo chamber to learn how new ideas succeed, scale, and fail in business, government, and non-profits, and then apply these insights to your situation.



Leo Mullen, CEO of Navigation Arts, will share insights from his 25 year career of guiding technology change initiatives at organizations as diverse as the Smithsonian Institution, Marriott International, and the U.S. Department of State. Leo is a tireless visionary who insists on finding solutions that work for users and organizations.


Lawrence Swiader



Lawrence Swiader works at the intersection of technology, media, and social change. Larry is the Senior Director of Digital Media at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy where he leads the astonishing Bedsider program which makes use of new media to change the reproductive health behaviors of young adults. Larry consults for the Greek government on infrastructure and cultural projects, and previously he was the CIO of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Kate Theimer



Archivist Kate Theimer, best known through her successful books, blogging and writing at Archives Next, will describe what she’s learned from projects that failed, and what the impediments to change in libraries, museums, and archives looks like from the outside and the inside.



Who is the 4th change maker? None other than workshop facilitator Michael Peter Edson, the Director of Web and New Media Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution. He’s joined by Rebecca Jones, a partner at CIL 2013 organizers Dysart & Jones Associates.

Michael Peter Edson


Hilton Washington, DC @ CIL 2013 on April 7, 2013 1:30 – 4:30 #cildcchange

Register Here (Select W13 – “Move Change Forward”)