Friday, October 14, 2011

Off to ASTC 2011

I'm off to Baltimore for the annual Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) conference.

I look forward to meeting up with colleagues from around the world, as well as having the opportunity to be part of two interesting sessions.

The first session, "Knowledge that Works for Small Science Centers" will be a "nuts and bolts" session on a variety of topics of interest to small(er) museums --- from marketing and evaluation to educational programs and exhibits.  I'll be doing a bit of double duty speaking about both exhibits and using social media.

The great part of this double session is that we'll have concentrated "break outs" at small tables for an opportunity to discuss specific topics in more detail.  Come join us on Sunday, October 16th from 2:15 to 4:45 PM in the Convention Center!

The second session is entitled  "Exhibit Evaluation: Useless Bureaucratic Hurdle or Valuable Tool?"  The title probably gives you the clue that this will be a no holds barred session with lots of audience participation.  Evaluation is a topic that is hard to be neutral about so I expect some great discussion. Come join us on Monday, October 17th from 10:45 AM-12:00 PM, also in the Convention Center.

I'll also try to give updates from the conference --- session recaps, exhibit hall updates, and the conversations in-between.  So stay tuned to ExhibiTricks, or check out my Twitter feed (@museum_exhibits) as well.

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