The ASTC Annual Conference is one of the premier annual events for science-engagement professionals and leaders in science and technology centers and museums as well as allied organizations across North America and around the world.

This year’s conference is going virtual, providing attendees with the opportunity to participate fully without needing to travel.

The conference chose the theme “New Frontiers in science, technology, learning, and community engagement toward a more equitable tomorrow” because of the essential and inclusive conversations we must have together to orient the future of research, innovation, education, and our communities toward a more equitable future.

Two Events with One Shared Theme

  • The ASTC Virtual 2020 Annual Conference will equip and inspire—via content and memorable, participatory experiences—professionals at the executive and staff levels in science and technology centers and museums as well as the broader science, technology, and learning ecosystems to deliver excellence in their institutions and value in their communities, across North America and around the world.
  • The New Frontiers Virtual National Summit will highlight and pursue new approaches to scientific research and technology development, education and lifelong learning, civic participation, and policy development. The summit is an invitation-only convening for researchers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and community leaders. For ASTC conference attendees, elements of this endeavor will already be a part of your experience. Science and technology centers and museums will be represented among summit participants.