As we approach the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we can expect an outpouring of grief, remembrance and patriotism – but will we take the time to delve into the complex issues of conflict and consequences of the event? How can museums respond to the silencing of minority opinions as history and politics collide? You will hear from educators from the Newseum, the Religious Freedom Center and the College of William & Mary as they discuss using a case study, ethics-centered approach that moves visitors from stating simple values to engaging in nuanced debate as they shape our country’s future. Plus, you will hear from family members of 9/11 victims on the importance of teaching what happened and why.

Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights


  • Barbara McCormack


  • Anna Kassinger
  • MaryEllen Salamone
  • Jeremy Stoddard
  • Kristen Looney