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SAVE the DATE: Cross-Network Science Engagement Executive Forums

22 Jul 2020

A series of international forums for chief executives of science centres, museums, and science-engagement organisations

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 organizational 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 distil the new opportunities and challenges brought by the pandemic.

Dates, Times, Themes

29 September, 12-2 PM UTC
Planning for Financial Sustainability

27 October, 12-2 PM UTC
Managing Change and Shaping Our Organizations

17 November, 12-2 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.



Access to the online forums will be limited to chief executives.

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, handled by each of the networks to ensure global participation.

*Details about Registration will be shared in August.