Leading the field, leaving the field, and everything in between: how are Gen X museum professionals managing change personally and professionally? As the baby boom generation begins to retire, some Gen Xers are moving into upper management positions in a rapidly changing museum ecosystem that presents unprecedented challenges. Others are gaining influence outside the museum field, or finding advantages to staying put and making change from where they are. How are Gen Xers leaving their imprint on the museum world as we seek to lead it into a future that is sustainable, ethical, and diverse? Professionals with a range of backgrounds will share their stories and lead a discussion about the challenges facing Generation X.