‘Science: Make the future you want!’ – ASPAC 2019 in Brisbane 4-6 September

Under the theme of ‘Science: Make the future you want!’, researchers and STEM leaders from science centres and museums around the world will converge in Brisbane to collaborate, connect and generate new ideas about science communication.

This year the conference explores  trends in science, valuing the past to inform the future, and creating a collaborative future with institutions.

With more than 25 talks and workshops, topics will range from challenges of implementing STEM Education – 21st century skills; the role of science centres in the citizen science landscape; engaging kids from Year 1 in playful science; Indigenous/traditional technology and the Modern Science Centre; how to use multimedia to inspire global connections for local solutions and promoting conservation through public engagement.

It’s the first time  the annual Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres Conference 2019 (ASPAC 2019) has been hosted by the Queensland Museum Network from the 4-6 September 2019, with the Network’s CEO Dr Jim Thompson saying “The conference is another achievement for the Network as we continue to strengthen our public STEM engagement with events such as the annual World Science Festival Brisbane, brand new SparkLab Sciencentre, teacher professional development, community events and Discovery Days for little learners.

“We are expecting more than 80 speakers from 18 countries including Australia, New Zealand, England, Malaysia, Hong Kong, United States, Denmark and Singapore, and I look forward to welcoming everyone to the conference and sharing ideas that will ultimately enhance our visitor experience.”

Registrations to attend ASPAC 2019 are now open. https://aspac2019.com.au/registration/

View the full program, participants list at https://aspac2019.com.au/program/

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