ASTC 2020 Call for Proposals

The proposal submission portal is now open. The deadline is January 13, 2020.

About the 2020 Annual Conference: New Frontiers

View of science center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.The 2020 ASTC Annual Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October 17–20 in partnership with Carnegie Science Center and with support from a wide range of local academic, technological, and educational organizations. ASTC welcomes proposals from inside and outside the science center field that address one or more of the goals below and help advance our shared vision of increasing understanding of—and engagement with—science among all people.

  • Fostering new collaborations and networks across science centers and with stakeholders in science and technology research, education, and community engagement.
  • Building from the collaborative nature of this field to exchange and scale what works—informed by evidence from evaluation and research—and to learn from failures.
  • Sourcing new ideas and opportunities from the communities we serve and forging relationships and partnerships with experts and community leaders across sectors.
  • Increasing community impact and making the case for the importance of our shared work to support lifelong science learning, connect science and society, engage diverse audiences, and partner to solve global and local challenges.

Quick Start Guide

Before you get started, review the instructions below for details about how to prepare your proposal and use the submission portal. The submission deadline is January 13, 2020.

Go to the Submission Portal

If you have any questions about your submission or need assistance, contact the Call for Proposals team. If you have questions about the the 2020 conference, contact the Conference team.