The Science Centre World Summit (SCWS) is a global meeting of professionals of science centres/museums and their networks from around the world, convened once every three years. The second Summit will be held in Japan, representing countries in the Asia and Pacific region, at Miraikan in 2017.
Global issues have arisen that concern us all. Governments, industry, international institutions, research/education communities, all recognise the importance of public engagement in scientific and technological development. The collaborations amongst all stakeholders are crucial for humans’ welfare and prosperity.
The SCWS offers an opportunity for science centres/museums to discuss their strategies for their new roles in society. At this Summit, representatives of participating science centres/museums will have discussions with scientists and educators as well as other stakeholders in society, including policymakers, industry and citizens communities, and build varied partnerships to create new approaches to global issues followed by concrete actions.
Schedule: Nov. 15 - 17, 2017 (CEO Forum on the 14th)
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Theme: Connecting the World for a Sustainable Future
Topics: Day 1: Global Sustainability Day 2: Co-design for Transformation Day 3: Personal Engagement with Science
Expected participants: 50 countries/500people
Website: scws2017.org/The call for Parallel session and poster session proposals is now open.
Deadline: 9 Oct 2016
Details and Apply: scws2017.org/call-for-proposal/
Contact for Inquiries:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) (Tu, Maeda, Chihana)