Events, meetings and conferences

Current Events


Ecsite Conference 2014 - ASDC Networking Dinner

ASDC are delighted to invite all UK members and friends for dinner and drinks the evening before the Ecsite Conference in The Hague, at 7:30pm on Wednesday 21st of May.

Details will be announced soon. Read more about the event here.


The 2014 ASDC Marketing Conference

We are delighted to invite you to the fourth ASDC Marketing conference, which will take place on Friday 16th of May in At-Bristol Science Centre.

Join marketing and PR professionals from across the sector for this lively one-day conference. Speakers from the BBC, Chartered Institute of Marketing and the University of the West of England will explore ways of programming attractive content, review methods of measuring your marketing channels, and share best practice for attracting visitors to your centre.

Book your place here.


Past Events


Climate Change Lecture Series: Sir Mark Walport

ASDC are delighted to announce a series of public lectures by the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport.

These talks will take place in Science and Discovery Centres across the UK between January and March 2014.

For more information, please click here

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The 2014 ASDC Education Conference

You are warmly invited to the 2014 ASDC Education Conference at the Natural History Museum, London on the 28th of February 2014.

Join leaders and professionals from across the UK informal learning sector for this lively day-long conference. This event brings together Education and Learning staff from across the UK who share the vision of involving and engaging people from all backgrounds with the varied and creative world of the sciences.

Registration will open in mid-January. For more details, click here.

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ASDC Leadership Conference Calls 2014

These will primarily be to enhance your operation and increase your annual income. Happening every two months, the calls will involve exciting guest speakers and be chaired by a member of the ASDC Board of Trustees - each a senior member of staff from a Science and Discovery Centre.

For more details and registration, click here.

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The 2013 ASDC National Conference

The 2013 ASDC National Conference, took place at the Science Museum on Thursday 26th September.

ASDC welcomed leaders and professionals from across the UK science engagement sector for the lively ASDC National Conference. For 2013, the conference came to London, hosted by the Science Museum and gave delegates the opportunity to explore one of the world's largest collections of science and hands-on interactives.

For more details, click here.

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ASDC Marketing Conference

Friday 8th February, 2013 at Glasgow Science Centre

The third ASDC Marketing day conference will take place on Friday 8th February at the Glasgow Science Centre.

For more details and tickets, click here.

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ASDC Education Conference

Thursday 24th January, 2013 at the Centre for LIFE in Newcastle

Join fellow science centre educationalists at LIFE to discuss the changes to formal education in the UK and the opportunities and challenges these offers to science centres.

For more details and tickets, click here.

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ASDC 2012 National Conference: Space to Explore

Thursday 27 September, 2012 at the National Space Centre in Leicester

Further details

Following the success of last year's national conference, this lively one-day event will offer delegates the opportunity to be inspired by the leaders in the field, share excellent ideas, discuss the latest national strategies, and meet colleagues from across the UK.

We will also be hosting an informal dinner the night before in Leicester for delegates who wish to arrive the night before the conference.

We look forward to seeing you and colleagues from across the UK for this exciting day!

Please visit the event page for more information, and to book online by August 31, 2012 to avoid late registration fees.

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ASDC Member's Dinner

Wednesday 26 September, 2012 at the Tiffin Restaurant in Leicester

Further details

It gives us great pleasure to invite all ASDC members to an informal networking dinner in Leicester, the night before the ASDC conference.

The dinner will be held at the renowned Tiffin restaurant, considered one of the best curry houses in Leicester. The restaurant is within a few minutes walk of the Leicester Train Station.

Please visit the event page for more information, and to book online by September 24, 2012.

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Partner events

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