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      The 2019 ASDC National Conference - Vision 2030 in Kensington

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      November 20, 2019

      Wednesday  11:30 AM

      Exhibition Road
      Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2DD

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      The 2019 ASDC National Conference - Vision 2030

      Welcome to The 2019 ASDC National Conference packed with thought-provoking speakers, inspiring keynotes, specialist meetings and round-table focused discussions. This year the Conference Theme is 'Vision 2030'. The National Conference brings together professionals from the UK's leading Science and Discovery Centres, Science Museums, Natural History and Environment organisations, Research Councils, Universities, Public Engagement organisations and all others with an interest in engaging the public and schools with science. By popular demand, the ASDC National Conference will be extended to one and a half days giving delegates time to take part in specialist discussion sessions, network with colleagues, participate in the AGM and join us for dinner and drinks on the evening of Wednesday 20th November. On the day of the main conference, Thursday 21st November, you are invited to a full programme of inspiring and engaging talks hosted by fabulous speakers. The conference will focus on two key themes:         1. Climate and sustainability, how we support and drive national change         2. Equity and Inclusion, and making a fairer society Day 1: Discussions and networking, Wednesday Nov 20th Welcome Tea and Cakes The conference kicks off after lunch on Wednesday, from 1.30pm with tea and cakes and the opportunity to meet and talk to other delegates. If you don't know anyone, simply ask us to introduce you to someone interesting! Day 1: ASDC Discussion Sessions 2.30 - 5pm Back by popular demand we will be hosting lively discussion sessions across our national specialist groups. These will be more in depth this year, focused around the following themes and all delegates are welcome to participate in these. These have been set up as members asked for more time to discuss topics than just on the conference day, with more opportunity to meet colleagues and share ideas. The discussion sessions will cover the following themes: Education & Inclusion Climate & Sustainability Marketing & Digital Day 1: ASDC Annual Conference Dinner & Drinks from 7pm On the Wednesday evening, conference delegates and their guests are invited to join the ASDC Chair and Board of Trustees, CEO and team and colleagues from across the UK for a fun, informal dinner and drinks at a nearby London restaurant. We will arrange the evening so everyone gets a warm welcome, especially if you are new to the sector. Delegates can meet others with similar ambitions and roles over dinner and drinks, and share ideas, projects and plans. Day 1: The 2019 ASDC AGM at 11.30am Members and delegates are invited to join us for the 2019 ASDC AGM on Wednesday 20th November from 11.30am to 12.45pm at the Smith Centre in the Science Museum, London. Join the ASDC Board and executive team to hear about the ASDC highlights from the past year, elect new trustees to represent your interests, welcome our new Chair and review our finances. There will also be a membership discussion and information on ASDC strategies and partnerships for the coming year. For details on the ASDC Board, see here ASDC Board. Day 2: Thursday 21st November Welcome to the main day of the 2019 ASDC National Conference. This will be held in the gorgeous new Illuminate area of the Science Museum with views out across London. Join us for lively, sector-leading 2019 ASDC National Conference packed with thought-provoking speakers, inspiring keynotes, expert panel discussions, new ideas and views of what the future holds. There will also be lots of opportunities to exchange ideas and meet new people, especially across the round-table focused discussions addressing a host of topics, and the fast-paced Lightning Talks sharing ideas from across the sector. The full conference program will be available soon and includes: Keynote Speakers on the topic of Vision 2030 Expert Panel discussion on future needs and challenges across science and STEM engagement The Lively Sharing Best Practice Discussion Sessions The National Showcase of Lightening Talks from staff in centres and organisations across the UK Finale session All followed by a Drinks Reception at the fabulous new Smith Centre If you are a speaker or an exhibitor at an ASDC event, we will promote your involvement through our social media channels, Eventbrite, the ASDC website and to our supporters. You always have the right to object to participation in these channels of promotion. For more information about the AGM, networking sessions, Conference Dinner and the National Conference, get in touch with Stephanie (

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