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ASTC 2010 speakers announced

This year’s ASTC Annual Conference, to be hosted by the Bishop Museum, Honolulu, October 2–5, will feature a new speakers’ series entitled “Expanding the Scope: Key Issues for the Field.” The series is designed to push the boundaries of informal science education into new areas of collaboration.

In one of these sessions, Alan I. Leshner, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will discuss ways science centers can link the scientific community with opinion leaders to provide public-dialogue opportunities at the local level.

In another conference highlight, featured speaker Jon D. Miller, the John A. Hannah Professor of Integrative Studies at Michigan State University, East Lansing, will report on data from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth (LSAY), a 20-year U.S. national study of a sample of young adults, now ages 34 to 38. The 2009 LSAY study focused on how and where today’s young adults obtain science information when they need it—including from museums, print and broadcast media, and electronic resources.

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About the images: Alan I. Leshner (top), CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Jon D. Miller, the John A. Hannah Professor of Integrative Studies at Michigan State University, East Lansing, will be featured speakers at the ASTC Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.