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Opening Keynote Presentation

Brendan Iribe is the co-founder and vice president of PC VR at Oculus, where he oversees engineering and product development for Rift, Oculus Research, and computer vision. Oculus is a subsidiary of Facebook. He has long and strong ties to the science center and museum field and recently co-founded the Virtual Science Center, a Silicon... Read More

Meet the 2017 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is pleased to welcome its 2017 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows—13 nine New Fellows and three Alumni Fellows—to this year’s conference in San Jose, California. They are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2017 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their leadership skills.... Read More

Fellowships Available for Science Centre World Summit

The Science Centre World Summit 2017 (SCWS 2017) has just announced an exciting fellowship program for the upcoming meeting, in Tokyo November 15–17. Click here for more information and to download the application, which is due by Monday, October 2. Please share this opportunity with colleagues who may be interested. The SCWS 2017, hosted by Miraikan—National... Read More

Sustainable Development Goals and Achieving Gender Equality

During International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10, a new Girls: STEM-SDG Marathon will highlight how women and girls are using science to help achieve the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over the course of the day—across 30 global time zones—the marathon will showcase interviews with these amazing people who are working... Read More

Hurricane Irma and ASTC Members

  Updated Saturday, September 23 Fewer than two weeks after Hurricane Harvey hurtled into Houston and the surrounding region, Hurricane Irma is pounding the Caribbean and marching up Florida. ASTC is in touch with some member institution in the region, though many are now without power, phone lines, or mobile phones. Most institutions prepared for... Read More

Eclipse across America

  On Monday, August 21, all of North America will experience a solar eclipse, and anyone in the path of totality can see the moon completely cover the sun, a dramatic experience some have called life-changing. The path arcs from Oregon coast to the shores of South Carolina, passing through many communities served by ASTC... Read More