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Upcoming Webinars—Key Ingredient: Recruiting, Training, and Nurturing Volunteers for Research and Evaluation

Click here to register for this two-webinar series. Questions? Contact ASTC’s Wendy Hancock.   Thursday, November 8, 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET Thursday, November 15, 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET   This series is presented by ASTC and the Visitor Studies Association (VSA).   Enlisting volunteers to help tackle a project is rarely a straightforward process, but it’s a critical... Read More

Upcoming Webinar—Applying for the Cultural Competence Learning Institute

Click here to register for this webinar. Questions? Contact ASTC’s Ann Hernandez.   Tuesday, October 23, 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET   Applications for participating in the next cohort of the Cultural Competence Learning Institute (CCLI) are due on Monday, November 19. If you are interested in learning more about the CCLI experience and institutional benefits—and how... Read More

General Plenary Session Keynote with Kumar Garg

During the General Plenary Session at the 2018 ASTC Annual Conference in Hartford, Connecticut, Kumar Garg, Senior Director for Technology and Society at Schmidt Futures, explored what happens at the intersection of education, technology, and equity. Garg’s current portfolio includes ncludes four core areas of work: promoting the positive digital transformation of society by investing... Read More

Live Demonstration Hour 2018

  Written by Wayne MacPhail   This year the ASTC Live Demonstration Hour was an early riser. So were the several hundred avid attendees who, despite the 9:00 a.m. start, gave venerable Master of Ceremonies Eddie Goldstein and his demonstrative crew a warm, Sunday-morning welcome at the Exhibit Hall Stage.   Goldstein has been corralling... Read More

2018 Alan J. Friedman Science Center Dialogues Luncheon

These annual, thought-provoking discussions are presented in the spirit of the founding director of the New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York. Explore ways that we can better understand ourselves—and the communities and people we serve—through the lenses of neuroscience, psychology, medicine, and public health. What can we learn from these fields about broadening... Read More

Meet the 2018 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is excited to welcome the 2018 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows to this year’s conference in Hartford, Connecticut. They are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2018 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their leadership skills. Following in-depth workshops Thursday and Friday, they are looking... Read More