Association of Science and Technologies Centers

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASTC is planning for changes in our association’s Annual Conference this October, including expanding our offering of virtual gatherings to connect and support our members and to continue facilitating learning and sharing across our entire community. Given the changing global circumstances related to the current pandemic, continue to check back for updates on the conference schedule and more details about how to participate both in-person and online.

Friday, October 16 – ASTC Pre-conference Day
7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.Registration Open
9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.Pre-conference ASTC Intensives^^
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.ASTC Board of Directors Meeting*
5:30–6:30 p.m.Navigation and Networking Gathering^^
6:45–7:45 p.m.Welcome to Pittsburgh Meet-ups
7:00–9:00 p.m.Leadership Reception*
Saturday, October 17 – ASTC Conference
7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.Registration Open
7:30–8:30 a.m.Meet and Greet Breakfast
8:30–10:30 a.m.Opening Plenary Session
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open
11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
1:00–2:00 p.m.Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
2:15–3:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
3:30–4:30 p.m.Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break
4:45–6:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
7:00–11:30 p.m.Saturday Event
Sunday, October 18 – ASTC Conference
7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.Registration Open
9:00–11:45 a.m.Networking Breakfast and Poster Palooza in the Exhibit Hall
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open
12:00–1:30 p.m.Alan J. Friedman Science Center Dialogues Luncheon
1:30–2:00 p.m.Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
2:00–3:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
3:30–4:45 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
4:45–6:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Closing Program
6:00–9:00 p.m.Reception
Monday, October 19 – ASTC Conference
7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.Registration Open
8:00–9:00 a.m.Development Breakfast^^
9:15–10:30 a.m.Concurrent Sessions
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.General Plenary Session with Keynote
12:15–2:30 p.m.Pittsburgh STEAM Learning Showcase
12:45–2:00 p.m.CEO/Trustee Luncheon^^
2:30–3:45 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
4:00–5:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
6:00-9:00 p.m.Evening Networking Events across Pittsburgh
Tuesday, October 20 – ASTC Conference and New Frontiers Convening and Keynote
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.ASTC Museum Experience at Carnegie Science Center
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.ASTC-Member CEO Programs and New Frontiers Convening*
1:30–5:00 p.m.Keynote: New Frontiers of Science and Technology Toward a More Equitable Tomorrow

*For members and/or invited guests only ^^Denotes a paid and/or registration-required event

In-person events will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.)

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