ASTC Annual Meeting 2008

Date: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 to Monday, October 20, 2008
Location: 
Philadelphia, PA
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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