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Annual Conference

Your Biggest Takeaway from ASTC 2017

With all the carefully designed professional development and networking opportunities available at the 2017 ASTC Annual Conference, participants can choose their own unique paths of engagement. Here’s what some are getting out of their time in San Jose: If you wonder how conference participants describe the ASTC Conference experience incredibly briefly: Read More

Live Demo Hour 2017

The Live Demo Hour again wowed a pack crowd in the Exhibit Hall, with demonstrations from a variety of ASTC members. If you missed it—or just want to relive it all over again—we captured abbreviated (very) and full versions for you. Thanks again to Eddie Goldstein, who has hosted this event at ASTC Annual Conferences... Read More

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

Gaining Perspective in Free-Choice Learning: Reflecting on Practice

Looking back on things helps us gain perspective, but truly reflecting on educational practices helps build a roadmap guiding us into the future By Lindzy Bivings, Senior Manager, School & Community Programs, California Academy of Sciences Here are five tips in gaining perspective through using reflection to become a more effective educator. These are strategies... Read More

Museum Open House Day at MOSI

With giant screen films, science demonstrations around every corner, planetarium demonstrations, behind-the-scenes tours and special sessions, fun outdoors tackling a rope course and zip line, a special edition of ASTC On Air with paleontologist Jack Horner, and acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits to explore, the annual Museum Open House Day at the 2016 ASTC... Read More

Outreach Live

ASTC members will serve millions of students this year through school outreach programs. Today, that number included 500 kids at Anthony Pizzo Elementary School in Tampa, who participated in this morning’s Outreach Live program. This special session, which has been in the ASTC Annual Conference lineup for nearly 20 years, provides free outreach to a... Read More