The six regional networks of science centres and museums that span the globe––ASPAC, ASTC, Ecsite, NAMES, RedPOP, and SAASTEC––are together offering three online Forums for their members’ chief executives on the science-engagement field response to, and recovery from, the Covid-19 pandemic.

With the Covid-19 crisis, science centres and museums, as well as other science engagement organisations worldwide, are facing similar challenges and opportunities, which affect and modify their financial sustainability, their organisational structures and needs, and their societal role.  

In these three Forums, up to 85 leaders from around the world will share their reflections and put their collective intelligence together to understand, focus, and distill the new opportunities and challenges brought by the pandemic. 

The dates, the times, the themes

September 29, from 12 PM UTC to 2 PM UTC:

Planning for Financial Sustainability 

October 27, from 12 PM UTC  to 2 PM UTC:

Managing Change and Shaping Our Organizations

November 17, from 12 PM UTC to 2 PM UTC:

Envisioning Our Societal Role

More information on the session themes and breakout-session topics will be provided in early September. 


Each virtual Forum will last 2 hours, with plenary moments and intimate break-out sessions. 

A maximum of 85 chief executives--up to 15 representatives per region--will be welcomed in a space safe for discussions, without recording, proceedings, or observers.  

How can I register

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, handled by each of the networks to ensure global participation. Access to the online forums will be limited to chief executives. 

Registration will open on AUGUST 22. REGISTRATION DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

※ Symposium Information

Event International Symposium of Science Museums (ISSM)

Theme Science Museums and Science Centers with Sustainable Development Goals

Date 5~6 of November 2020

Venue National Science Museum, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Host Ministry of Science and ICT

Organizer National Science Museum

Language Korean, English

International Symposium of Science Museums is an annually organized event by the National Science Museum (NSM). As the headquarter of science museums and centers in the Republic of Korea, NSM has built bridges between the public, museum specialists, educators and academic experts, as well as the members of science museums and centers from home and abroad. The mission of ISSM is to discover key issues in science museums and science centers to prepare for the future; to facilitate interdisciplinary discussion among science, technology, humanities, social sciences, art and cultural studies. Moreover, ISSM creates a global network for anyone who wishes to contribute to science museums and science centers.

From 2011, ISSM has pursued to uncover the major issues facing science museums and centers today, provided a platform for experts from around the world to exchange opinions and to find new solutions. During the Symposium, you will be joined by other fellow speakers and participants across the globe to share about this year’s theme, sustainable development goals, through Korea’s excellent meeting technology.

ISSM is looking for a speaker to keep a keynote address for 15 minutes, discussion with a moderator for 15 minutes and Q&A session for 10 minutes on the theme of Science Museums and Science Centers with sustainable development goals. We would ask you to have a keynote address on the theme as we would provide you a unique chance to get to experience a keynote presentation through hologram technology. The presentation will be displayed offline on the event venue, as well as online on our website.

An honorarium for gratitude will be provided for the keynote speaker, but we hope you consider this as an opportunity to be able to share an important subject of SDGs to all of the ISSM participants through thrilling and inspiring hologram technology!

We are waiting for your proposals!

Call for Hologram Keynote Address - Information

※ Presentation Information

- Topic Science Museums and Science Centers with Sustainable Development Goals

- Method Hologram Presentation

- Time 20~40 minutes (*depending on circumstances)

- Filming Method Specific information of the filming method will be informed afterwards

※ How to submit

- Submitting

· Write the Proposal Form of Your Presentation

· Send E-mail (

- Schedule

· Submitting Due: 31st (Friday) July

- More Information

· Homepage

· Email

[ISSM2020] Information - Call For Keynot
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Dear ASPAC Family,

We hope that this letter reaches you in good spirits in spite of the great challenges of the pandemic. We are pleased to let you know that we are all set for our first ever ASPAC Masterclass for Emerging Leaders (AMEL) via Zoom that will be held Aug 19-21 (8:30AM to 4:30PM GMT+8).  Below are the steps to guide you in registering for yourself (Speaker/ Facilitator/Participant): 1. Please read the program to know its objectives and activities.

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2. We will accept only ONE (1) "emerging leader" participant per ASPAC member (Full, Associate or Sustaining) so each ASPAC member will be allowed to register one "emerging leader" participant. "Emerging Leader" does not necessarily have to be the next-in-line or a Deputy. It could be any leader in your institution that your Senior Leader endorses;

3. The "emerging leader" who will register will have to name the senior leader of her/his institution who is endorsing her/his registration in the Registration Form.

4. The "emerging leader" participant will have to commit to complete the full 3-day AMEL course. No "emerging leader" participant can register for only part of AMEL even if it is for most of the AMEL course.

5. Complete and submit the AMEL registration form. Please wait for a CONFIRMATION from us that you have been accepted as a participant as we have to double-check representations from institutions who have registered. IF you have problems accessing the registration form, please send an email to me ( DEADLINE for AMEL registration is July 31, 2020.  Thank you very much to all of you who have helped put AMEL together especially the EXECOM, the Senior Leader Speakers and Facilitators, Graham Walker and Song Choon Lee. Through AMEL's inter-generational dialogue, we genuinely hope to transform these extraordinarily tough times into one that can give us deep insights to move us all forward. We look forward to receiving your enthusiastic response by having your nominated "emerging leader" register for AMEL Thank you, as always, for your time. Keep well. 

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