ASTC Virtual 2020 Annual Conference

All times Eastern. Schedule subject to change.


For detailed information about all sessions, please download the complete preliminary program:

Tuesday, October 13–Friday, October 16
12:00–4:00 p.m. Preconference ASTC Intensive Workshops
Monday, October 19
9:30–11:00 a.m.Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall
10:30–11:00 a.m.Navigation and Networking Gathering
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.Opening and Keynote Session
Mónica Feliú-Mójer
1:00–1:45 p.m.Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall
1:45–3:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions – see Preliminary Program
3:00–3:30 p.m.Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall
3:30–4:45 p.m.Concurrent Sessions – see Preliminary Program
4:45–5:30 p.m.Family Science Show presented by
● Casey Carle, Comic Bubble-ologist
● Matheatre
Tuesday, October 20
11:00–11:30 a.m.Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.Concurrent Sessions – see Preliminary Program
12:45–1:45 p.m.Poster Palooza – see Preliminary Program
1:45–2:15 p.m.Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall
2:15–3:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions – see Preliminary Program
3:30–5:00 p.m.New Frontiers Keynote Session
“A fireside chat on solving our big challenges”
Arati Prabhakar
Sonal Shah
“Health Innovation and Security Toward a More Equitable Tomorrow”
Ryan Panchadsaram
Dara Kass
Wendy Taylor
“The intersection of race and technology”
Dr. Ruha Benjamin
5:00–6:00 p.m.Networking Event
Wednesday, October 21
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.Alan J. Friedman Science Center Dialogues
“The role of public engagement in science for combating misinformation and building community capacity for solving problems”
Sara Yeo, dialogue moderator and discussion catalyst
Sudip Parikh, dialogue participant
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, dialogue participant
12:15–1:00 p.m.Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall
1:00–2:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions – see Preliminary Program
2:15–2:45 p.m.Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall
2:45–4:00 p.m.Closing Keynote
“Long-term thinking amid crisis: Insights from the Optimist’s Telescope”
Bina Venkataraman

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