In 2022, our first in-person conference for three years will be held at Glasgow Science Centre, one of our largest, most inspirational, flagship venues in the science and discovery centre and museum sector.
Our conference will span 2 days: with in-depth workshops, activities, our AGM, and the networking dinner on Wednesday 28th September, and our full day of inspiring keynotes, discussion tables, lightning talks and workshops on Thursday 29th September.
Come and enjoy having the time and space for new connections and collaborations, to share ideas and inspiring practice across the informal science learning sector. We will be exploring a future vision where science is accepted as a fundamental, meaningful and accessible aspect of UK everyday life with our theme Inspiring a New Culture of Science.
We're also excited to announce that conference delegates will have the opportunity to take a virtual flight as part of the Newton Flight Academy, an immersive new experience at Glasgow Science Centre. The Newton Flight Academy is a thrilling experience unlike anything you’ve done before, come and experience it at as part of the ASDC Conference!
Attendees at this conference are strategic and senior-level professionals who lead within major public engagement organisations. This includes CEOs, senior managers, project leaders and heads of departments in science and discovery centres and museums, eco-attractions and university and research-led public engagement departments and venues.
ASDC Chair and CEO of Glasgow Science Centre Stephen Breslin says"The largest gathering of science engagement professionals from across the UK, the ASDC conference will bring together inspirational and creative individuals who are committed to inspiring people with science and technology. It will be fantastic professional development opportunity and a place to exchange ideas, creativity and best practice."
ASDC is the national organisation that brings together the UK’s major public-facing science engagement organisations to play a strategic role in the nation’s engagement with science. Our diverse and impactful network of place-based organisations collectively engage over 25 million children and adults every year, through work with families, schools and local communities.
If you would like to submit your ideas for a speaker / interactive workshop / lightning talk / panel presentation please follow the link below and complete the Google form.