9-10 Oct 2018 - Science and Industry Museum, Manchester
The 2018 ASDC National Conference
The 2018 ASDC National Conference was a huge success with record numbers having booked from across the UK and beyond!
Hosted by the Science and Infdustry Museum in Manchester, the conference took place across two days where delegates took park in thought-provoking specialist meetings, the ever-popular Gala Dinner and inspiring guest speakers exploring the theme 'Future STEM Skills: Time for Change'. The full conference programme is available to download here.
The National Showcase of Lightning Talkschaired 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: ASDC Specialist Meetings
National networking specialist meetings
Alongside the AGM, we were three national networking specialist meetings dedicated to key themes relevant to the sector.
Diversity and Social Inclusion
Museum of Science and Industry tours
Delegates were invited to join the wonderful Science and Industry Museum team for a tour of the venue exploring 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".
Delegates attended the 2018 ASDC AGM during which members discussed ASDC highlights from the past year, reviewed finances as well as strategies and partnerships for the future and elected new trustees to the ASDC Board.
On the Tuesday evening, conference delegates and guests are joined the ASDC Chair and Board of Trustees for dinner at the Science and Industry Museum. Delegates networked over dinner with the UK's top public engagement professionals from Science Centres, Discovery Centres, Festivals, Universities and Science Museums across the UK.