Armenian Genocide Museum of America to Participate in USC’s INNOVATE ARMENIA Festival

By Mihran Toumajan

Western Region Bureau Chief

The Armenian
Genocide Museum of America (AGMA), headed by its Director, Dr. Rouben P.
Adalian, is excited to announce its participation in the forthcoming “INNOVATE
ARMENIA – Where Heritage Meets Innovation” festival, organized by the
University of Southern California’s (USC) Institute of Armenian Studies.

A signature
program of the Institute of Armenian Studies, admission to INNOVATE ARMENIA is
free and open to the public. The event will take place on USC’s main campus
from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday,
April 2, 2016
. Following in the successful footsteps of last year’s
inaugural festival, INNOVATE ARMENIA 2016 will focus on two core themes of the
Armenian global reality, namely Identity
and Digital Humanities.

In addition
to convening an indoor stage featuring TED-style talks by Digital Humanists,
INNOVATE ARMENIA will showcase an outdoor music stage with performances by a
wide array of artists, a photo exhibition – entitled SUM OF US – displaying the
works of photographers from Armenia, New York, and Los Angeles, as well as
innovative fusion food.

As a Digital
Humanist, Dr. Adalian will have an opportunity to present the AGMA’s
interactive and mobile-friendly online Armenian Genocide museum at the
festival. In addition, a wealth of audiovisual and print material covering the
online museum will be displayed and disseminated at the festival’s AGMA booth.

“I had the
pleasure of attending the first INNOVATE ARMENIA festival in 2015 and was so
very impressed by the USC Institute of Armenia Studies program,” stated Dr. Adalian.
“I am delighted that the online Armenian Genocide museum was selected as one of
the featured organizations for 2016. It is confirmation of the innovative
methods that we succeeded in developing to continue educating the public about
the Armenian Genocide and communicating to wider audiences about the importance
of prevention.”

The Armenian
Genocide Museum of America is a joint effort by the Armenian Genocide Museum
and Memorial Inc., the Armenian Assembly of America, and the Armenian National
Institute. Its online museum offers a place for reflection and learning filled
with hope, inspiration, and a commitment to eradicating the scourge of genocide
through education and a focus on prevention.