Extra Events



These additional networking and informational events are facilitated by ASTC in cooperation with other organizations, although not an official part of the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference. For some, you may need to register or RSVP separately with the event organizer.


Informal Learning Experiences Traveling Exhibitions Forum

Friday, September 20, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Toronto Marriott City Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way
Traveling exhibition providers highlight their available and upcoming exhibits, and science centers and museums discuss the kinds of exhibitions they are currently seeking. This event is free, and all are welcome to attend, grab light snacks and drinks, network, listen, and participate. Presentations will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., so speakers and attendees are encouraged to arrive beforehand for refreshments and networking. Write to ileinc@informallearning.com with questions. No need to RSVP. 


The Association of Science Museum Directors Reception

Saturday, September 21, 6:00–7:00 p.m., Metro Toronto Convention Center, South Building, Meeting Room 501
A reception for current and prospective director members of the Association of Science Museum Directors (ASMD), a community of science-museum leaders that gathers to share experiences and discuss issues related to the advancement of member organizations. Learn about ASMD activities, meet fellow science-museum directors, and enjoy a cash bar. Please RSVP to asmd.styles@gmail.com. 


NISE Network Partner Breakfast

Monday, September 23, 7:30–9:00 a.m., Metro Toronto Convention Center, South Building, Meeting Room 401
Staff from NISE Net partner institutions are invited to a free, informal breakfast to learn about new project opportunities and to meet and talk with other partners from across the United States. No need to RSVP.