In just three short months, science center professionals from around the world will gather in Fort Worth, Texas to explore “The Art of Science” at the 2009 ASTC Annual Conference. Attendees will help further advance ASTC’s new Strategic Direction of making science centers valuable and essential partners in addressing key local, national, and global societal issues by delving into such questions as: How does your organization tap into the rich artistic, cultural, and creative resources of your community and apply them to your learning environments? What priority issues should our field address and how can we develop strategies for future action? How can science centers make the transition from being seen as “nice” to being seen as “necessary” in our communities?
Conference highlights include more than 100 sessions and workshops, numerous networking opportunities, the always popular Exhibit Hall, and thought-provoking remarks from speakers like Anousheh Ansari, a technology innovator, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and space explorer, and Kay Sprinkel Grace, an internationally recognized expert on fundraising.
Join us for this important conversation by registering for the 2009 Annual Conference. Register by Monday, September 21 to take advantage of the Advance Registration rate.