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Booking is now open for the ASDC National Conference on 24-25 Nov 2021

The Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) National Conference 2021: Sustainable Futures – 24-25 November 2021

This year, the ASDC conference will focus on opportunities to explore
how science centres and museums, based in over 50 cities and regions
across the UK, can rebuild after the past 18 months and adapt for a more
sustainable future in the areas of:

  • Resilience
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access
  • Environmental Sustainability

The conference is open to all ASDC members, STEM engagement
professionals and organisations. We look forward to seeing you there.

Booking tickets – https://www.sciencecentres.org.uk/events/2021-asdc-national-conference/booking-tickets/

Posted ob behalf of the The Association for Science and Discovery Centres

Service-learning / Community engaged learning – Invitation for July conference proposals

Sent on behalf of the Service Learning/Community Engaged Learning Network

We are delighted to invite you to submit proposals for our Service-learning / Community Engaged Learning Summer Conference which will take place virtually on 7 July 2021.

The conference will cover 3 broad themes- 1) Operational (what practical learning would you like to share); 2) Pedagogical (what methodologies or approaches have you used and what was the outcome); and 3) Innovation (would you like to share a new initiative or approach, or something surprising from the field).

We are looking for 2-3 interested practitioners to present in each of the above themes, in 45 minute sessions, on Service-learning or Community Engaged Learning, whether you are from this specialism or from other associated specialisms such as working on civic engagement or in public engagement.

If you are interested in taking part, please complete the attached template Conference Proposals Form (doc) and submit to louise.gough@kcl.ac.uk by the end of the day on 28 May 2021. We will confirm the agenda by 14th June 2021.

Louise Gough, Director of Service Strategy and Planning, King’s College London

BIG Event 2021 – Call for session proposals

Once again, the BIG Event conference will be held online, and this time Cardiff University are playing host!

With approximately 25 hours of STEM Communication content and great networking opportunities, we hope you can join us for the conference in July. Session dates are as follows: July 14, 15 & 16 and July 19, 20, 21,22 & 23.

The programme is created by STEM Communicators, for STEM Communicators, which means we need you! So jump in and share your expertise and knowledge with the community by proposing sessions. And if your session is chosen for the programme, you’ll get a discount on your conference fee!

Propose sessions on our proposals website: http://bigevent.info/ no later than 10am on 10 May 2021.

Don’t want to propose a session, but still want to attend the conference? Tickets are available at https://www.big.uk.com/Event21 £95 for non-members and £60 for members.

Posted on behalf of Ashley Kent, BIG – STEM Communicators Network

UK Science Festivals Network Conference 2021

Join us online on 19 January 2021 to discuss all things science festivals and events…

UK Science Festivals Network Conference -This conference is for anyone who is interested or involved in organising science festivals, events or activities.

19 January 2021, 08.45-18.00,  £25+VAT pp

You can expect a day packed full of fantastic content with amazing speakers from across the science engagement sector. We will be discussing:

  • How festivals and others from the science engagement community have been rising to the challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19
  • New ways that we can listen to and build trust within our communities
  • The ways in which we can acquire the practical skills to foster inclusivity in our science events as we look ahead to the future
  • Plenty of other topics including design thinking, conspiracy theories, funding, as well as yoga classes and a virtual petting zoo! There’s something for everyone at #UKSFN21

To find out more, head over to the Hopin event page, where you can read the full programme and purchase your tickets: https://hopin.com/events/uk-science-festivals-network-conference-2021

To find out about the UK Science Festivals Network please visit:

Please get in touch with info@sciencefestivals.uk if you have any queries.

Posted on behalf of Hannah Lawrence, Engagement Officer British Science Association