This lively one-day national conference brought together professionals from the UK's leading Science and Discovery Centres, Science Museums, Natural History and Environment organisations as well as Public Engagement organisations and science-based visitor attractions. The theme for the 2015 conference was 'Tomorrow's World'.
2015 Conference Guest Speakers
Andrew Cohen, Head of Science, BBC
Simon Chaplain, Wellcome Trust
Jeremy Curtis, UK Space Agency
Jake Manion, Aardman Animations
Luke Jerram, Artist
Tim Peake, UK Astronaut (via video)
Dr Teresa Anderson, CEO of Jodrell Bank
For 2015 we
introduced an afternoon session of specific round table discussions, led by
CEOs and senior experts across the sector. Delegates at previous conferences
had told us they would find this hugely valuable. The discussion tables focused
on the following topics, based on delegate suggestions:
Engaging under-represented groups
Exhibits vs facilitated experiences
Astronauts and Destination Space
Science centres of the future
Inspiring Girls with STEM
Building Science Capital
Successful adult only events
Boosting your school visits
Boosting your earned revenue
Boosting Primary Science across the UK
Marketing Specialists table
Should we be focusing on Early Years?
Good Practice in Sharing Good Practice
On the day of the
conference, delegates had the chance to sign up for two of the sessions.
Many thanks to our conference
sponsors, STFC, and our conference host, At-Bristol Science Centre.