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Present your ideas at the 2020 ASTC Annual Conference!

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Join us for a webinar on December 17, 2019 to learn about preparing a competitive session proposal.

Are you thinking about session ideas for ASTC 2020? The Call for Proposals, with details about the conference theme, New Frontiers, is available now. This document describes the elements your proposal should contain and the broad issues the theme covers. We are seeking session proposals that address one or more of the goals listed below and that touch on our shared goal of engaging all people in science learning.

  • Fostering new collaborations and networks across science centers and with stakeholders in science and technology research, education, and community engagement.
  • Building from the collaborative nature of this field to exchange and scale what works—informed by evidence from evaluation and research—and to learn from failures.
  • Sourcing new ideas and opportunities from the communities we serve and forging relationships and partnerships with experts and community leaders across sectors.
  • Increasing community impact and making the case for the importance of our shared work to support lifelong science learning, connect science and society, engage diverse audiences, and partner to solve global and local challenges.

Proposals will be accepted through new submission software this year and you will need a myASTC account to use the system. If you do not already have a myASTC account, you can create one here.

The submission portal opens soon!

The deadline for submitting a proposal is January 13, 2020.

Click here to learn more about the 2020 annual conference hosted by the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.