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ASTC 2019 session videos

As we reflect on the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference, we are once again grateful for the passion, knowledge, and collaborative spirit of our field. Thank you to everyone who joined us in Toronto! This year, we recorded several plenary and concurrent sessions. Follow the links below to view these sessions. Keynote and Plenary Sessions Opening Keynote... Read More

Welcome to Toronto

More than 1,500 attendees from all over the world are making their way to Toronto for the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference, hosted by the incredible Ontario Science Centre. Here are just a few of the many highlights coming up during this four-day festival of learning, networking, and sharing: a Saturday morning keynote address by experienced... Read More

Get to Know the 2019 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is excited to welcome its 2019 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows—including 11 New Fellows and six Alumni Fellows—to the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference in Toronto. The Fellows are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2019 to gain professional development experiences, develop a broader peer network, and build their leadership skills. Fellows will continue to... Read More

Q&A With Nathan Myhrvold

Interviewed by Susan Straight This interview appeared in the June/July 2019 issue of Dimensions magazine. Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft Corporation’s first chief technology officer, is an inventor, an entrepreneur, a mathematician, a scientist, and a chef. According to the New Yorker, Bill Gates once said, “I don’t know anyone I would say is smarter than Nathan.” Myhrvold  holds... Read More

Upcoming Hangout—Creating Change Series: Beginning the Journey

There are so many considerations to make when trying to advance the practice of valuing diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and equity (DAIE), particularly when trying to create permanent institutional change. Often, the most challenging step is the first one, and it can feel overwhelming and isolating—but it doesn’t have to. You can join a community of... Read More

2019 ASTC Intensives: Dive Deeply into Morning, Afternoon, and All-Day Workshops

Plunge into these immersive ASTC Intensive workshops on Friday, September 20, before the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference officially begins on Saturday.     ASTC Intensives are a chance for conference attendees to participate in focused learning experiences on a single topic, as well as to connect and network with peers with similar occupational and topical interests. Imagined,... Read More