It’s not a word we use loosely. Unlike some consultancies, we’re not a virtual collection of freelancers; we’re a team in every sense. We collaborate intensively on all our projects, weaving multiple perspectives, disciplines, and backgrounds together for a richer research fabric. In our Chicago office, the hum you hear is curiosity — our shared quest to understand how cultural engagement works and what it does for people, places, and communities.

Staff

Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD

Vice President & Co-Director of Research
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Cory Garfin

Senior Project Director
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Tanya Treptow, PhD

Vice President & Co-Director of Research
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Ashley Ann Wolfe

Senior Manager, Communications & Operations
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Consultants & Advisors

Sarah Lee

Senior Consultant
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Nick Rabkin

Senior Consultant
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@ATJCagan @PNNLab @ATJCagan, we are still so impressed with your art from our session on millennial science engagement, and would love to include it in our upcoming e-newsletter. Would you be comfortable with us doing so, with the appropriate credit of course? Also happy to link to your site.

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#audienceresearch

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Ashley Ann Wolfe@AshleyAnnWolfe

Lots of exciting announcements coming soon from @SloverLinett!

cc:@cgarfin @vvp317 @jenbenoitbryan

2. Laughter isn't the opposite of seriousness; it's the most profound way to get serious about something. And it opens the doors wider.

"...giggle your way in. It's not the normal way to do it, but if you can, you bring a much bigger group."

Two deep lessons about public engagement from @rkrulwich, looking back on 15 years co-hosting @Radiolab:

1. What really draws people in isn't mostly the "content"; it's the human warmth and joy of the hosts. ("When two people are having real fun, it's sort of like a warm fire.")

Like I’ve been saying... Love what you’re stirring in the #classicalmusic pot, Aubrey. And I would add: human-centered research is a crucial element of the experimentation process - how we learn with (not just about) #audiences.

Twitter feed video.Like I’ve been saying... Love what you’re stirring in the #classicalmusic pot, Aubrey. And I would add: human-centered research is a crucial element of the experimentation process - how we learn with (not just about) #audiences.
Aubrey Bergauer@AubreyBergauer

I get asked all the time about what we can change in orchestra administration culture, and my answer is always the same.

Embrace experimentation.

If we focus too much on short term goals, we don't try new things, leaving bold ideas on the table that could deliver huge results.

#ICYMI: Check out this stunning sketch animation by @ATJCagan from last week's #AAASmtg session on millennial science engagement, featuring @jenbenoitbryan & @TheGeoffHunt.

cc: @PLinett @MeetAScientist @labxNAS

Twitter feed video.#ICYMI: Check out this stunning sketch animation by @ATJCagan from last week's #AAASmtg session on millennial science engagement, featuring @jenbenoitbryan & @TheGeoffHunt. 

cc: @PLinett @MeetAScientist @labxNAS
Alex Cagan@ATJCagan

In the interest of open data and methods sharing - here’s the whole process! Impressions from a session on communicating science to millennials #AAASmtg

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