Our Strategic Direction
ASTC’s strategy focuses on the meaningful participation of ASTC members and partners toward a positive shared future, as they engage their communities in science and technology.
Increased understanding of—
and engagement with—
science and technology among all people
To champion and support science and technology
centers and museums
The Work of Our Members
ASTC leadership engaged in an intensive, year-long process of listening to our members and partners about the opportunities and challenges they see in their work and how ASTC can support their needs and aspirations.
Our Guiding Principles
At the heart of our strategic direction is a commitment to work inclusively, collaboratively, humbly, and effectively with members and partners.
The Three Pillars of Our Strategic Direction
The strategy is focused on delivering supports to help our members to thrive—now and in the future. This commitment runs through each of the three pillars of our new strategic direction:
ASTC will do this by elevating the work of science centers and museums, forging new collaborations across the science-engagement ecosystem, and investing in communications and advocacy.
We will do this by facilitating learning and collaboration among members, spreading ideas that work, and cultivating leadership skills across our members’ workforce.
What's In It for You?
Inclusive and Participatory Governance
As one step in our commitment to our guiding principles, the ASTC Board of Directors has approved an update to ASTC’s Bylaws, in the spirit of making ASTC’s governance processes more transparent, inclusive, and engaging for our members. These bylaws updates, effective October 1, 2019, include: