Andrés Roldán is Executive Director at Parque Explora
Through the leading of the team at Parque Explora, he has help to build, since its foundation, a vision for inspiring, communicating and transforming, through interactive learning environments for the public understanding of science and technology. Parque Explora is one of the most visited museums in Colombia and is a top reference science center in Latin America with a vast collection of experiences on science, technology, biodiversity and innovation. Parque Explora is beyond a regular museum and has become an institution that designs and provides innovative learning experiences and strategies based on inquiry, creativity, exploration and hands on activities in search for a self understanding of the world.
Andrés has experience in creating, conceptualizing, designing, building, reinventing, fundraising and managing museums, exhibitions, exhibits, educational strategies and learning environments. This experience is the result of a long term vision of connecting society, through the inclusion and integration of communities with urban planning, architecture, culture, education, social innovation, science and technology in the most vulnerable areas of the city.
Experiences includes award winning interactive science centers, planetariums, aquarium, temporary exhibitions, libraries, learning centers, interpretative centers, more than 500 exhibits, etc.
Strategic planning and management of interdisciplinary staff of specialists in different aspects of administration, fundraising, public relations, contents, education, design and communications, technology and media specialists, tinkering, architecture, engineering, writers, editors, management personnel.
The focus and goals are on small, middle and large-scale permanent museum and learning facilities that requires a mix of complex educational content with physical environments that are at once compelling, operable and sustainable.
Tuesday, May 21
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM