Are you thinking about session ideas for ASTC 2020? The draft Call for Proposals, with details about the conference theme, New Frontiers, is available for download now. The draft includes details about what elements your proposal should contain and the broad issues the theme covers. We will be 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 on the collaborative nature of this field to exchange ideas, scale solutions—informed by evidence from evaluation and research—and 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.
The final Call for Proposals and announcement of the submission window will be released soon. 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. Detailed instructions will be included in the final Call for Proposals.