The ASTC 2003 Annual Conference, "Building|
a Learning Organization," was held November 8-11, 2003, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The conference was hosted by the Science Museum of Minnesota. More than 1,550 science center directors, scientists, educators, exhibit creators, and other museum staff attended the nearly 150 conference sessions and workshops, interest group meetings, and
educational field trips.
The missions of most science and technology
centers focus on inspiring and supporting lifelong learning. Our organizations share a core belief
that learning about science is engaging and worthwhile. But how much effort do we invest in developing our own knowledge? Conference sessions at ASTC 2003 focused on answering key questions in five strands: Our Audiences; Current Science & Research; Learning Strategies & Theories; Integrated Marketing; and Leadership & Management.
2003 Conference Strands Index.pdf (620 KB) | Need help?
For program listings (in PDF format) of workshops and concurrent sessions, including names of speakers, session leaders, and panelists, click on the links below:
Preconference workshops (734 KB) | Need help?
Featured speakers (1,348 KB) | Need help?
Thursday-Saturday, November 6-8 (1,328 KB) | Need help?
Sunday, November 9 (565 KB) | Need help?
Monday, November 10 (2,492 KB) | Need help?
Tuesday, November 11 (182 KB) | Need help?
Index of panelists (316 KB) | Need help?
Some 2003 highlights
Saturday morning keynote address by Michael Gartner, President, Vision Iowa
Who's on First? Why a Constant Learning Process Is Essential for Science Museums (83 KB) | Need help?
Monday morning talk by Alan Leshner, President, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Engaging the Public with Science: A Dialogue (720 KB) | Need help?