2017 ASTC Annual Conference (October 21-24)

2017 ASTC Annual Conference (October 21-24): Tracks

Administration: sessions focused on finances, business practices, facilities, risk management, etc.
Applications of Research and Evaluation: sessions focused on research and evaluation methods and how these findings can be applied to mission fulfillment
Community Engagement and Outreach: sessions focused on programming to serve community constituencies, collaborations with community organizations like universities, libraries, and afterschool providers, and diversity and inclusion efforts
Development and Member Relations: sessions focused on general development and membership strategies, relations with individual donors, corporations, and foundations, etc.
Education and Programming: sessions focused on models and outcomes of educational programming, including demonstrations, hands-on labs, theater, youth programs, adult events, teacher professional support, etc.
Exhibits and Environments: sessions focused on development and design of any science learning environment (physical or virtual, in museums or in public spaces), and trends affecting design and development approaches
Immersive Media and Experiences: sessions focused on development and programming related to planetariums, large-format films, stereoscopic theaters, simulators, and related environments
Innovations in Science and Technology: sessions focused on STEM research collaborations, emerging technologies, etc.
Leadership: sessions focused on issues of governance, strategic vision, mission fulfillment, and organizational/field strategies for the future
Staff and Workforce Development: sessions focused on development and support of the science center professional workforce, from skill building to career pathways, including staff roles like volunteer management, human resources, visitor services, etc.