Annual Conference

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... Read More

Owen Gaffney, IGBP director of communications, to speak at ASTC 2011

Owen Gaffney, director of communications at the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), Stockholm, Sweden, has been confirmed as a featured speaker at the 2011 ASTC Annual Conference in Baltimore. The IGBP, a project of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, is one of four international programs coordinating global-change research. A respected science journalist, Gaffney was previously... Read More

How green does your garden grow?

Moving from the Convention Center to the Bishop Museum, ASTC Annual Conference attendees had an opportunity to get outdoors and dig in the dirt. Held on October 4, “Involving the Community in Environmental Issues: A Hands-On Garden Workshop” led participants through a garden exploration that demonstrated how gardening outreach programs can help engage underserved local... Read More

For the greater good

To be holistically engaged in science-and-society matters of regional, national, and/or global relevance requires new approaches to mission, vision, values, and strategy. In the October 4 session, “Science and Society: Illuminating What Matters,” panelists discussed how institutions can start to transform themselves with bold new aims, and perhaps more importantly, what the consequences are of... Read More

Having the evidence

Karen Wise, vice president of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, talks about how the evidence for the profound issues of our time lies within the walls of museums like hers. This interview was recorded on October 3, immediately after an ASTC Annual Conference session, “Transforming Natural History Museums: Our Relevance... Read More

One minute, one poster

New to the annual conference this year, ASTC’s Poster Showcase featured projects that address ASTC’s strategic priorities: science and society leadership, impact and communications, professional development, and alliances and partnerships. We asked a few of the many poster session exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall to explain their work in about 60 seconds. Here’s how they did. Read More

Lively science

The Live Demonstration Hour, a perennial ASTC Annual Conference favorite, delighted its audience once again. Here are some highlights from this year’s show, held October 3: More videos are available on ASTC’s YouTube channel. Videos by Wayne MacPhail. Photos by Christine Ruffo. Read More