Aloha, ASTC 2010!

Attendees are arriving in Honolulu, and the 2010 ASTC Annual Conference will soon be underway. The theme of ASTC 2010, Ho‘okele–To Navigate: Science Centers as Wayfinders to New Horizons, encourages science center professionals to look to new horizons through the wayfinding vision of the ASTC strategy adopted by the Board of Directors in October 2008: “Proactively address critical societal issues locally and globally where science understanding and public engagement are essential.” When science centers act as good navigators for the public, they are valued by their communities as essential, and people come aboard.

Whether on-site or from afar, ASTC invites you to follow the 2010 Annual Conference online. The conference blog will be updated regularly through Tuesday. Announcements will be posted on Twitter (ASTCCon), and attendees can join in discussions using hash tag #astc10. Photos and videos will also be posted in our Flickr pool and on our YouTube channel.

Thank you for joining us for what promises to be a fantastic conference. Mahalo.

About the image: Rainbow over the Hawaii Convention Center. Photo by Christine Ruffo