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Annual Conference

Michael Specter, king of denialism…

“Science isn’t always open and shut, black and white. But there’s data…if you don’t agree with the data, it still exists.” So said New Yorker writer and author Michael Specter, during the opening keynote session of ASTC’s 2011 Annual Conference in Baltimore on Saturday, October 15. Specter, the author of Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders... Read More

2011 Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards announced

The Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards are presented annually to ASTC members and/or their employees in recognition of extraordinary accomplishments that not only enhance the performance of their own institutions, but also significantly advance the mission of science-technology centers and museums. This following awards were presented at the 2011 ASTC Annual Conference in Baltimore... Read More

Welcome to Baltimore, hon!

Attendees from across the globe are arriving in Baltimore for the 2011 ASTC Annual Conference. This year’s theme, Knowledge that Works—From Theory to Practice, is tremendously appropriate given the collective body of knowledge the science center community possesses. The conference is our best opportunity to share our knowledge and put it to work for all. We... Read More

Thank you to our sponsors

We have some amazing sponsors for the 2011 Conference, and we are very grateful for their support. One or more of these companies may be able to help your institution—take a look at the list below for more information on what they do. Contact Kate Goodall for more information about available sponsorship opportunities. Event Network... Read More

Owen Gaffney, IGBP director of communications, to speak at ASTC 2011

Owen Gaffney, director of communications at the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), Stockholm, Sweden, has been confirmed as a featured speaker at the 2011 ASTC Annual Conference in Baltimore. The IGBP, a project of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, is one of four international programs coordinating global-change research. A respected science journalist, Gaffney was previously... Read More

How green does your garden grow?

Moving from the Convention Center to the Bishop Museum, ASTC Annual Conference attendees had an opportunity to get outdoors and dig in the dirt. Held on October 4, “Involving the Community in Environmental Issues: A Hands-On Garden Workshop” led participants through a garden exploration that demonstrated how gardening outreach programs can help engage underserved local... Read More