9-10 Oct - Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
The 2018 ASDC National Conference
We are delighted to invite you to join us at the 2018 ASDC National Conference which will explore the theme, 'Future Stem Skills: Time for Change'.
This year's conference is hosted by the Museum of Science and Industry in the magnificent city of Manchester on Tuesday 9th of October and Wednesday 10th of October.
This lively one and a half day National Conference brings 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.
If you are interested in exhibiting at our event, please get in touch withHeather and visit our exhibitors page for more details.
The fast-pacedPecha Kuchachaired by Leigh-Anne Stradeski, CEO of Eureka! The National Children's Museum.
Finale session with an inspirational speaker, soon to be announced!
The 9th of October: Pre-conference
National networking specialist meetings
Alongside the AGM, we are running a two national networking specialist meetings dedicated to key themes relevant to the sector.
There are two sessions scheduled for our delegates from 1:45pm to 3:00pm and 3:30pm to 5pm.
Museum of Science and Industry tours
Delegates are invited to join the wonderful MSI team for a tour of the venue. On this guided tour you can explore the original terminus of the world’s first inter-city railway and their characteristic 1830 Warehouse that epitomises Manchester’s 19th-century reputation as the "warehouse of the western world".
There are two tours scheduled for our delegates from 2pm to 3:15pm and 3:30pm to 5pm.
On the evening, conference delegates and guests are invited to join the ASDC Chair and Board of Trustees for dinner at the Museum of Science and Industry the night before the National Conference. Delegates can meet and network over dinner with the UK's top public engagement professionals from Science Centres, Discovery Centres, Festivals, Universities and Science Museums across the UK. There will be a drinks reception inside the galleries from 7pm followed by dinner at 8pm.