We were delighted to
invite delegates from across the sector to join us at The 2017 ASDC National Conference. The theme of this year's conference was'Rising to Future Challenges' and was hosted by Dynamic Earth in the beautiful city of Edinburgh.
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, Research Councils, Universities, Public Engagement organisations
and all others with an interest in engaging the public and schools with
science. The ASDC AGM and Conference Dinner were held the day before in Dynamic Earth, providing delegates the opportunity to network and meet the conference guest speakers.
The 2017 National Conference guest speakers included:
Chas Bishop, Chair of ASDC and CEO of the National Space Centre
Professor Sheila Rowan, Chief Scientific
Adviser for the Scottish Government and Director of the Institute for
Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow.
Linda Conlon, CEO of Centre for Life Newcastle.
Dr Hermione Cockburn, Scientific Director at Dynamic Earth.
Alison Robinson, Director of Corporate Affairs, Natural Environment Research Council
Dr Penny Fidler, CEO of ASDC.
Gary Moss, Senior Adviser at Merlin and
Chairman of Brand Vista.
Anna Ramsay, Public Engagement Development Manager, Wellcome Trust.
Phil Winfield, CEO of At-Bristol Science
Corentin Guillo, CEO of Bird.i
Plus, back by popular demand:
The Lively Sharing Best Practice Round Table
Discussions, with each table chaired by CEOs of UK Science Centres or
senior experts across the Sector.