COMPASS Conference: Evaluation Report

December 1st, 2018 | EVALUATION

The September 6 -7 COMPASS Conference held at the Exploratorium had 19 speakers and 80 attendees.  The conference purpose was to take a focused look at indoor location aware mobile (ILAM) technology and how it was used in science centers and other museums.

The three primary project goals were:

1) Form an integrated vision by consolidating expertise from disparate disciplines connected to indoor location aware mobile (ILAM) tech development;

2) transform visitor mobile tools going beyond basic digital content to more innovative forms of interaction and personalization; and,

3) open new avenues for visitor research with streamlined data collection and analysis.

After the conference, attendees were asked to participate in an online survey to evaluate how well the conference achieved these goals and share other reactions they had to the convening.



Team Members

Claire Pillsbury, Contributor, Exploratorium
Lynda Kelly, Evaluator, Lynda Kelly Networks


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1712808
Funding Amount: $249,898

Related URLs

Conference on Mobile Position Awareness Systems and Solutions (COMPASS)


Audience: Evaluators | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: General STEM
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Conferences | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks