CONFERENCES

ASPAC 2019 - Brisbane, Australia
ASPAC 2019
ASPAC 2019

Queensland Museum and Sciencentre
Queensland Museum and Sciencentre

ASPAC 2019
ASPAC 2019

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The Queensland Museum is hosting the 2019 ASPAC Conference from September 4 to 6, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. The conference theme is "Science: Make the future you want!"

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Visit the ASPAC 2019 Conference website for more information. 

ASPAC 2018 - Taipei, Taiwan
ASPAC 2018 Taiwan
ASPAC 2018 Taiwan

ASPAC
ASPAC

ASPAC Farewell Dinner
ASPAC Farewell Dinner

ASPAC 2018 Taiwan
ASPAC 2018 Taiwan

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The National Taiwan Science Education Center hosted the 2018 ASPAC Conference from Sept. 5-7, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. The conference theme was "Innovative Science Cuisine."

Visit the ASPAC 2018 Conference website for more information. 

Missed the Conference? Check out the 10 ASPAC 2018 Take-Aways

Science Centre World Summit (SCWS) 2017 - Tokyo, Japan
SCWS 2017
SCWS 2017

The participants gather for a group photo under Miraikan's iconic Geo-Cosmos exhibit. 828 participants from 98 countries from various fields gathered under the theme of “Connecting the World for a Sustainable Future”.

SCWS 2017
SCWS 2017

Dr. Mamoru Mohri, Chief Executive Director of Miraikan, gives the opening remarks.

SCWS 2017
SCWS 2017

The Summit concluded with the handover to Mexico for SCWS2020, to be held in MIDE, Museo Interactivo de Economía in Mexico City, Mexico.

SCWS 2017
SCWS 2017

The participants gather for a group photo under Miraikan's iconic Geo-Cosmos exhibit. 828 participants from 98 countries from various fields gathered under the theme of “Connecting the World for a Sustainable Future”.

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There was no ASPAC Conference in 2017, as the Science Centre World Summit – the triennial global meeting of professionals of science centres/museums and their networks – was hosted in the ASPAC region this year.

 

Miraikan - the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Japan, representing Asia and Pacific region hosted the summit from 15 -17 November 2017, with the theme of “Connecting the World for a Sustainable Future”. They discussed initiatives towards a sustainable future, long-term strategies on global issues, and the new roles for science centres in society.

 

More info is available on the summit website.  

ASPAC 2016 - Beijing, China
ASPAC 2016 (1)
ASPAC 2016 (1)

ASPAC President TM Lim giving the opening remarks.

ASPAC 2016 (2)
ASPAC 2016 (2)

Group photo in the China Science and Technology Museum.

ASPAC 2016 (6)
ASPAC 2016 (6)

ASPAC 2016 (1)
ASPAC 2016 (1)

ASPAC President TM Lim giving the opening remarks.

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Hosted by the China Science & Technology Museum in Beijing, China, on 17-20 May 2016, the main theme of ASPAC 2016 was "Science Centres for All", referring to the expanding scope and the broadening audiences that our science centres serve. The plenary sessions, interactive group discussions and workshops focussed on four sub-themes:

 

  • Designing and Planning Exhibitions for Our Diverse Visitors

  • Public Engagement and Participation in Science Education: Free-choice Learning for Life Long Outcomes

  • Reaching and Engaging Online and Theatre Visitors

  • Marketing and Communication Strategies to Reach New Visitors and Retain Existing Visitors

 

Visit the conference website for more details.

ASPAC 2015 - Manila, Philippines
ASPAC 2015: The Mind Museum
ASPAC 2015: The Mind Museum

An Inspirational Science Camp! 27-29 April 2015 Manila, Philippines

ASPAC 2015
ASPAC 2015

The Mind Museum's managing director, Manny Blas, welcomes everyone to the conference.

ASPAC 2015
ASPAC 2015

Group picture in The Mind Museum's Canopy Plaza.

ASPAC 2015: The Mind Museum
ASPAC 2015: The Mind Museum

An Inspirational Science Camp! 27-29 April 2015 Manila, Philippines

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Hosted by The Mind Museum on 26-30 April 2015, ASPAC 2015 was an Inspirational Science Camp! With inspiring keynote speakers and parallel sessions planned and coordinated by Session Champions, the conference activities were engaging, playful, and interactive.

ASPAC 2014 - Brunei Darussalam
ASPAC 2014 (1)
ASPAC 2014 (1)

ASPAC 2014 (2)
ASPAC 2014 (2)

ASPAC 2014 (1)
ASPAC 2014 (1)

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With the theme of ‘Building a Community through Science’, ASPAC 2014 had a strong community outreach component. Hosted by the Oil and Gas Discovery Centre (OGDC) in Brunei Darussalam, the four-day event on 5-8 May 2014 included the conference (6-7 May), the pre-conference ASPAC Outreach at OGDC, and the post-conference ASPAC Outreach at Schools.

 

The keynote, plenary discussions and parallel sessions focused on the sub-themes of 'Inspiring a literate science society', 'Inspiring science curriculum' and 'Science Centre - a source of Science, Technology and Innovation for the young minds.