2010 ASTC Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/02/2010 - 8:00am to Tue, 10/05/2010 - 5:00pm

Each year, the ASTC Annual Conference and Exhibit Hall provide science center professionals from across the globe with an intimate forum to exchange ideas and discuss the field’s leading issues. With over 100 conference sessions, participants are challenged to explore ways of making science centers more essential to their communities. There’s an exciting, high-energy atmosphere at the Annual Conference, plus a great lineup of dynamic events, thought-provoking sessions on timely issues and challenges, field-relevant exhibits, networking opportunities with colleagues and vendors, and much, much more. It’s the event of the year, and you can’t afford to miss it.

Ancient Polynesians arrived in Hawaii in waves of migrations centuries ago on double-hulled voyaging canoes, precisely navigating without instruments over thousands of miles of open ocean. This ancient skill of wayfinding, only now being rediscovered and revived, is called in Hawaiian Ho’okele.

The theme of the 2010 ASTC Annual Conference, Ho’okele–To Navigate, looks to new and exciting horizons through the wayfinding vision of the ASTC strategy adopted by the Board of Directors in October 2008: “Proactively address critical societal issues locally and globally where science understanding and public engagement are essential.” When science centers act as good navigators for the public, they are valued by their communities as essential, and people come aboard.

For more information, visit: http://www.astc.org/conference/index.htm