2007 ASTC Annual Conference
Lights, Camera, Action: From Vision to Reality
October 13-16, 2007
Hosted by the California Science Center
Los Angeles, California
Nearly 2,000 science center professionals from across the globe gathered in Los Angeles for the 2007 ASTC Annual Conference. Highlights included over 150 conference sessions on topics like inquiry learning, working with youth, and communicating with the public about nanoscale science. Keynotes were given by Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Childrenís Zone, and Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, co-hosts of "MythBusters," the Discovery Channelís award-winning science show. In addition, celebrated author and National Medal of Arts winner Ray Bradbury joined Martin Sklar, former vice chairman and principal creative executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, for an interview with film critic Leonard Maltin about the science of fiction, and Lesley Chilcott and Davis Guggenheim—the co-producer and director, respectively, behind An Inconvenient Truth, the Academy Award-winning film about global warming featuring former U.S. Vice President Al Gore—shared the strategies that went into designing an illustrated science lecture compelling enough for theatrical release.
Read more in the conference blog.
Audio recordings of all sessions can be purchased on CD from Convention Recordings International.