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ASTC, Members Join “We Are Still In” U.S. Climate Action Movement

ASTC is proud to be part of the ever-growing We Are Still In coalition supporting climate action, an alliance of U.S. cultural institutions, businesses and investors, cities and counties, colleges and universities, faith groups, health care organizations, states, tribes, and other non-federal actors. We Are Still In, at nearly 3,600 signatories, demonstrates America’s enduring commitment... Read More

Spooktacular Science

Jeepers creepers! There are plenty of tricks (and treats!) awaiting visitors at science centers and museums this Halloween season—from ghostly dry-ice bubbles that bounce in the night to ghastly pumpkins that ooze and explode. Here are just a few of the most spooktacular science events you can find at ASTC-member organizations between now and October... Read More

General Plenary Session Keynote with Kumar Garg

During the General Plenary Session at the 2018 ASTC Annual Conference in Hartford, Connecticut, Kumar Garg, Senior Director for Technology and Society at Schmidt Futures, explored what happens at the intersection of education, technology, and equity. Garg’s current portfolio includes four core areas of work: promoting the positive digital transformation of society by investing in... Read More

Live Demonstration Hour 2018

  Written by Wayne MacPhail   This year the ASTC Live Demonstration Hour was an early riser. So were the several hundred avid attendees who, despite the 9:00 a.m. start, gave venerable Master of Ceremonies Eddie Goldstein and his demonstrative crew a warm, Sunday-morning welcome at the Exhibit Hall Stage.   Goldstein has been corralling... Read More

2018 Alan J. Friedman Science Center Dialogues Luncheon

These annual, thought-provoking discussions are presented in the spirit of the founding director of the New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York. Explore ways that we can better understand ourselves—and the communities and people we serve—through the lenses of neuroscience, psychology, medicine, and public health. What can we learn from these fields about broadening... Read More

Meet the 2018 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is excited to welcome the 2018 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows to this year’s conference in Hartford, Connecticut. They are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2018 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their leadership skills. Following in-depth workshops Thursday and Friday, they are looking... Read More

ASTC Staff’s Commitment to Embrace and Prioritize Diversity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Equity

During this period of strategic change for our membership association, ASTC has prioritized expanding the scope and impact of our shared diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and equity efforts. All members of our staff and board are active in this process, and the following is an update on our journey. I invite you to follow along through... Read More