ASTC’s virtual events provide opportunities to learn about a variety of emerging issues in the science and technology center and museum field, engage in conversations about what is happening on the ground, and connect with colleagues in topical discussion groups.

View our events calendar to find a full list upcoming and archived events.

Upcoming Events

Several virtual events will be available for registration in the coming weeks and months, including more in ASTC’s series of reopening conversations, Re-think, Re-frame, Re-open, and webinars from the Cultural Competence Learning Institute (CCLI) on diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion topics. Please check back soon to learn more.

Building and Nurturing DEAI Committees: Theory and practice in museums

August 20

Establishing a diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI) committee or task force can be a critical step in prioritizing equity work. Indeed, in moments that call museums to respond to current events, DEAI committees can provide a foundation from which to speak and act. Join CCLI (Cultural Competence Learning Institute) to hear how to structure and support successful DEAI committees.

Explore the IF/THEN® Collection

August 25

The IF/THEN® Collection is a digital library of photos, videos, and other media featuring women in STEM fields! Produced by our partners at the National Girls Collaborative Project and with the support of the IF/THEN® Initiative, the Collection is the largest free resource of its kind dedicated to increasing access to images reflecting the diversity of women in STEM. ASTC-member science centers and museums in the United States can use the assets in this library in their museum’s content for free. Join this webinar to learn how to use the Collection and how to use the materials in your museum’s content.

Recent Webinars

Moving from Statements to Action: How museums can catalyze their organizational equity journey

Diversity and equity statements articulate an organization’s intentions, and the work doesn’t stop once they are written. Indeed, meaningful statements are guiding principles for action. Join this webinar from CCLI (Cultural Competence Learning Institute) to learn how museums have created statements that advanced their journeys in institutional equity work.

Virtual Engagement, Digital Experiences, and Online Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

ASTC convened panelists from science and technology centers and museums to discuss the approaches our field has been using to virtually engage communities, develop new digital experiences, and design and scale online learning while museums are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. View the recorded webinar, access resources, and read the Q&A.

Reopening with Equity in Mind: Opportunities for Culturally Relevant Practice for Museums

CCLI (Cultural Competence Learning Institute)—a partnership between ASTC, the Association of Children’s Museums, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, and Garibay Group—invites you to attend this webinar on May 19 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.  

Hands-on Online Activities: How Museum Educators are Adapting

Presenters will share online teaching techniques and programs along with hands-on STEM, garden, and nutrition activities for grades PreK-5 that can be adapted to your own program. This webinar is brought you by Growing Great Veggie & Fruits: A National STEM Education Program.

LISTEN Network: Attitudes Toward Science During COVID-19 and What it Means for Engagement

Has COVID-19 impacted who trusts science? Have peoples opinion on whether science should influence policy changed in response to COVID-19? The answers to these questions have direct ramifications for professionals who work at the interface of science and society. This webinar will include a presentation on the latest data on attitudes toward science and the use of science to inform our response to the pandemic, a panel of experts in science engagement who will share their thoughts on how these data should inform engagement efforts moving forward, and a Q&A to dig deeper into these data and their implications. This webinar is brought to you by the network for Leaders in Science and Technology Engagement Networks (LISTEN Network).

View ASTC’s events calendar to find all upcoming and archived events.

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