Jennifer Corriero, co-founder of TakingITGlobal (TIG)—an online, international community of young activists—will deliver the first keynote address of the 5th Science Centre World Congress (5SCWC) in Toronto on Monday, June 16.
In her presentation, entitled “The Role of Science Centres in Building the Future,” Corriero will examine how science centers can connect with young people who are working for positive global change. She will discuss her own experiences as a student at the Ontario Science Centre Science School, as well as the work TIG is doing to inspire, inform, and involve young people in local and global issues. Three TIG leaders in Egypt, Argentina, and China will join Corriero in the discussion via webcast.
TIG’s work has led to online and on-the-ground programs that address social issues in dozens of countries. The community currently focuses on climate change, HIV/AIDS, the digital divide, and the UN Millennium Development Goals, which target health, education, development, gender equity, poverty, and the environment.
Summaries of all the keynote presentations and plenary sessions will be available at the 5SCWC web site shortly after the World Congress ends on June 20.