Thank you to our sponsors

We have some amazing sponsors for the 2011 Conference, and we are very grateful for their support. One or more of these companies may be able to help your institution—take a look at the list below for more information on what they do.

Contact Kate Goodall for more information about available sponsorship opportunities.

Event Network

Event Network is the leading cultural attraction retail operator in North America with 68 partnerships including 18 science centers. Event Network focuses on achieving the maximum retail potential of its partners’ attractions. Each non-profit and mission-oriented partner is an outstanding institution, and each of Event Network’s stores are completely different at each location—in terms of size, look and feel.

The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA)

The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is a professional trade association whose purpose is to advance the business of producing and presenting giant screen and educational cinema experiences. GSCA’s membership includes filmmakers, distributors, theaters, suppliers, and manufacturers from more than 250 organizations in nearly 30 countries.

Imagine Exhibitions

Imagine Exhibitions is the global resource for all things related to traveling exhibitions – from design and creation to placement and presentation. Beyond exhibitions, Imagine also offers consultation on museum expansion, renovation, and direction. Imagine is currently touring Genghis Khan, The Great Wall of China, Chinasaurs, Bigger than T. Rex, with other exciting exhibitions TBA.


Lexington a full-service, collaborative, creative design and custom fabrication company known for its expertise in producing a wide variety of projects. With over 25 years experience creating educational environments and interactives, Lexington has demonstrated an exceptional talent for crafting dynamic, beautiful, award-winning projects, with an eye toward sustainability and durability.

Wood Street

Wood Street is a Design and Development Firm that provides a comprehensive range of services featuring website design, web application/database development, search engine optimization, mobile website and application development, interactive presentations and logo/identity design.


In a world in which a species becomes extinct every 20 minutes, photos and films of these species are often all that remain. ARKive, the Noah’s Ark for the Internet era, is a unique global initiative gathering together the very best films and photographs of the world’s most threatened species into one centralized digital library. Free to all at, ARKive is an especially valuable educational resource, as teachers have unprecedented access to every film and photograph to supplement education in the classroom.

Evans & Sutherland

Evans & Sutherland, in conjunction with its wholly owned subsidiary, Spitz Inc., creates innovative digital planetarium systems and cutting-edge, fulldome show content. E&S markets include planetariums, science centers, themed attraction venues, and premium large-format theaters. E&S products have been installed in over 1,300 theaters worldwide.

The Lukens Company

With 25 years of experience across a variety of markets (including museums, nonprofits, science centers, zoos, and aquariums), The Lukens Company understands how to tie varied communications and fundraising efforts into an integrated plan, engaging multiple constituencies in fundraising, membership development, major donor identification and solicitation, for off-line and on-line worlds.

Sky Skan

Sky Skan designs and installs the world’s top fulldome planetariums and visualization theaters. Its products and services range from Definiti digital fulldome theater systems to fulldome content, project management, theater design, and related hardware and software.

Randi Korn & Associates

Randi Korn & Associates are museum planning, evaluation, and research specialists. They guide museum practitioners in improving practice to achieve impact.

USA Science & Engineering Festival

The 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with school programs and nationwide contests throughout the 2011–2012 school year, and culminate with a finale Expo in Washington, DC, April 27–29, 2012. Discounted exhibit space rates for ASTC members are available.

Gallagher & Associates

Gallagher & Associates is an integrated interpretive planning and museum design firm with offices in Washington D.C., San Francisco and Asia. Past experience includes subject matter such as history, science, culture, sports, and corporate interpretation for clients in the United States and abroad.

White Oak

White Oak performs institutional analysis and strategic planning, serving over 100 museums and specializing in science centers.