ASTC Annual Meeting 2008

ASTC Annual Meeting 2008

October 16, 2008 - October 20, 2008
Philadelphia, PA

The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is an organization of science centers and museum dedicated to furthering public engagement with science among diverse audiences. ASTC encourages excellence and innovation in informal science learning by serving and linking its members worldwide and advancing their common goals.

The partnership between ASTC and NISE is a natural one. The NISE Network benefits from many of the services afforded to ASTC member organizations: participation in ASTC’s Annual Conference, visibility in print publications and online events, and collaboration within a broad community of professionals. In addition, the NISE Net’s NSF award supports an ASTC communications manager, who acts as a liaison between the Network and the larger ASTC community. This liaison helps ASTC members create opportunities for learning experiences about nanoscale science and technology.

ASTC’s Washington, DC location provides another strategic benefit – the opportunity to keep an eye on the legislative and policy activities that surround this emerging technology. ASTC's Margaret Glass regularly blogs about nano-related events in DC Nanowire, keeping NISE Net partners apprised of changes in education or tech policy that might affect us.

NISE Net participation in ASTC's upcoming annual conference
Oct 16-20, Philadelphia, PA

Public Forum on Privacy and Nanoscale Technology
Oct. 16, 7-9 pm
Franklin Institute

Dialogue and Deliberation: Building a Better Forum
Pre-conference workshop
Oct. 17, noon-4 pm

NISE Net booth in Exhibit Hall
Oct. 18 and 19, 10:30 am - 6:15 pm

Creating Museum Programs that are Inviting and Accessible to All
Oct. 18, 2-3:15 pm

NISE Net Informal Happy Hour
Oct, 18, early evening
Location TBD

NISE Net Skit
Oct. 19, 11 am - noon

You Can’t Do That in Museums!
Oct. 19, 2:30 - 3:45 pm

Public Engagement in Science Policy: New Roles for Science Museums
Oct. 20, 10:45 am - noon

Remote Worlds: Bringing Visitors New Experiences Through Scientific Visualization
Oct. 20, 10:45 am - noon

Forging Effective Research Center/Science Museum Partnerships
Oct. 20, 10:45 am - noon